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Rotary Treasure Hunt Raises Money For Scholarships

Rotary Mid-Isle held its annual Treasure Hunt on Sunday to raise monies for their scholarship fund, raising over $7,000 for youth scholarships to given away to St. Croix students, according to the organization. Rotarians said the hunt led teams on a tour of St. Croix, finding clues in locations they may never have seen, before ending with a barbecue at the Frederiksted pool.

The winning team of Kristi Forbes, Rocky Smith, Renee Sweany and Christopher Sublett walks away with bragging rights and a trip to St Martin, according to Rotary Mid-Isle. Second place bragging rights go to the Coldwell Banker team of Sharon Early, Corinne Large, Judy Lambert and Tammy Londer. Eighteen teams in total participated.

The application process for scholarships will begin this spring, where Rotary Mid-Isle will award two four-year scholarships for $1,000 per year. Also in a newly formed scholarship partnership between Ocwen Mortgage and Rotary Mid-Isle, the club will be offering one four year scholarship valued at $5,000 per year.

High School college advisors islandwide will be made aware when the scholarship applications are available.

Many St. Croix businesses helped to make the scholarships possible through sponsorships and prize donations, including Diageo USVI, Executive Insurance, Marshall and Sterling Insurance, Guardian Insurance, Innovative, J. Benton Construction, Plaza Extra East, Inter-Ocean Insurance, Plaza Extra West, Quality Electric, HH Tire and Battery, The Law Practice of McChain Miller Nissman, Caribbean Printing and Marketing, JKC Communications, The Buccaneer hotel, Renaissance Carambola Hotel and The Divi Carina Bay.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

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