With proceeds from their annual “Plants for Scholars” sale held each spring, Camden Garden Club was delighted to award this year’s scholarships to five talented graduates of Camden Hills Regional High School – all majoring in horticulture related studies. The club’s scholarship program began in 1984 and focused on students majoring in Horticulture, Botany and Landscape Architecture. Over the years additional majors have been included to encompass increased awareness of the environment and changes in college curriculum.
This year’s recipients were: Addie Drinkwater from St. Michael’s College in Vermont majoring in Environmental Studies and Business; Henry Laurita from Colgate studying Biology; Moira Pieri from College of the Holy Cross studying Environmental Science and International Studies; Emily Watts from University of Maine Orono majoring in Environmental Horticulture; and Isaac Young of University of Maine Ft. Kent studying Conservation and Law Enforcement.
Isaac and Moira were able to join Camden Garden Club members at their annual luncheon held at the Whitehall in Camden on June 11, 2015 where they introduced themselves and talked a little about their backgrounds, interests and goals for the future. Addie, Emily and Isaac are all previous CGC scholarship recipients and any student interested in the CGC Scholarship Program can obtain an application form from the Guidance Office at Camden Hills Regional High School. Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc.