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CLERK BOCK ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Employee donations provide three $1,500 scholarships to local students

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (June 6, 2018) – Three Palm Beach County students earned $1,500 college scholarships, thanks to the generosity of Clerk & Comptroller’s office employees.

Lisa Tomeo of Lake Worth, Morgan Frederick of Greenacres and Paul Kocenko of Boca Raton were each awarded scholarships based on a 500-word essay, community service, letters of recommendation and their grade point average.

“It is an honor to present these scholarships to students who have demonstrated a continued commitment to our community,” said Sharon R. Bock, Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County. “I am proud of our employees for helping them achieve their educational goals.”

Tomeo, a 2018 graduate of Palm Beach Central High School, will attend Palm Beach State College and major in Nursing. She plans to become a nurse and provide care and emotional support to patients around the world.

Frederick, a 2018 graduate of Palm Beach Gardens High School, will attend Florida Atlantic University and major in Cellular Neuroscience. She plans to work with scientists at the Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter and participate in groundbreaking research.

Kocenko, a 2018 graduate of West Boca Raton High School, will attend the University of Florida in Gainesville and major in Computer Science. He plans to use computers to help create innovative solutions to societal problems.

The annual scholarship program is funded solely through employee donations.

Since 2010, Clerk’s office employees have provided $27,000 in scholarships to local students.

Money for the students’ scholarships came from the Clerk’s office Dress Down Friday fundraiser, which last year raised nearly $40,000 for local charities and for the student scholarships. Employees donate $2 each week to dress casually on Friday.

For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or call
(561) 355-2996.

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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