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Employee donations provide three $1,000 scholarships for students

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (July 20, 2015) – On Tuesday, July 21, Clerk Sharon R. Bock will award three students with a $1,000 college scholarship, thanks to the generosity of Clerk & Comptroller’s office employees.

Toby Green of Port St. Lucie, Kristin Moser of Wellington and Dezja Durden of Palm Beach Gardens will be awarded scholarships based on a 500-word essay, community service and their individual grade point averages.

Green attends the University of Florida in Gainesville and is majoring in biology. He hopes to eventually attend medical school and become an anesthesiologist. He is the son of Felicite Jenkins, a court specialist in the Clerk’s County Criminal department.

Moser attends Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth and is majoring in nursing. She hopes to become a registered nurse. She is the daughter of Sherry Moser, a training specialist in the Human Resources department.

Durden attends Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach and is majoring in nursing. She hopes to become a registered nurse. She is the daughter of Vatassa Hadden, a court specialist at the North County Courthouse.

“These students will graduate and become our future leaders. We must continue to invest in their paths to success. I feel privileged to award this dynamic and impressive group with these scholarships,” said Clerk Bock.

Money for the scholarships came from the Dress Down Friday fundraiser, which last year raised $47,091 for local charities and for the student scholarships. Employees donate $2 each week to dress casually on Fridays, and choose which organizations receive the money at the end of the year.

Despite the Clerk’s office experiencing economic turmoil and a budget shortfall of $2.6 million dollars, employees still believe in contributing to the community.

“I am so proud of everyone in my office who shares the true meaning of public service,” said Clerk Bock. “The continued support of the Dress Down Friday fundraiser demonstrates their commitment to giving back to the residents of Palm Beach County.”

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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