Photo courtesy of the CENTRAL PINELLAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Largo High School seniors. Pictured are, from left, Largo High School Assistant Principal/ExCEL Magnet Coordinator Joshua Wolfenden, scholarship recipients Darbie Napieralski and Maggie Kivet and Laurie Bunce of Centratel Business Telephones, chair of the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Task Force.
LARGO – Two students from Largo High School received $1,000 scholarships from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce.
The students were chosen from the Students of the Month recognized throughout the year as part of the chamber’s Education Foundation and its Scholarship Task Force.
“We had an impressive group of applicants for these two scholarships,” said Laurie Bunce of Centratel Business Telephones and chair of the task force. “It was very difficult to narrow our choices to two.”
The first recipient, Maggie Kivett, is the daughter of Tara Kivett and was the May student of the month. Beginning this summer, Maggie will attend the University of Florida to study pharmacy on the pre-med track.
Maggie served as student government president and was captain of the swim team. Additionally, she was a part of the ExCel Board of Student Advisors, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA, Senior Council and Key Club.
The second recipient, Darbie Napieralski, is the daughter of Kimberly Napieralski and was the November student of the month. Darbie has been accepted by the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University and is interested in athletic training, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs.
Darbie played varsity basketball and softball all of the four years at Largo High. She also played two years of varsity volleyball. She was on the ExCEL Board of Student Advisors and participated in the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
“We believe that Maggie and Darbie exemplify the spirit and commitment required to succeed. We look forward to following their progress and sharing in their success,” Bunce said.
Centratel has been this year’s presenting sponsor of the chamber’s Student of the Month program.