Sebring Chamber & Alan Jay Award Scholarships to Sebring Seniors

Eight Sebring High School seniors were recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement, and three received scholarships Wednesday at the Alan Jay Automotive Network and Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce’s 24th annual Scholarship Awards Recognition Banquet.

The scholarship candidates were previously interviewed for a chance to win scholarships, which this year each included a $2,000, a $3,000 and a $4,000 scholarship.

The candidates were: Kevin Chazhikattu, Hannah Livingston, Ritika Manik, Carson Mann, Jace Augustus Masong, Natalie McGathey, Anona Neal and Hanna Rosenbaum.

The scholarship recipients were: Rosenbaum, who got $4,000; Manik, who received $3,000; and Masong, who was awarded $2,000.

All the scholarship candidates received gift bags with many donated items from the business community.

During the event at the Island View Restaurant at Sun ‘n Lake, Sebring, the attendees donated $6,560 to the scholarship fund with Dr. David Willey making the largest single donation of $1,500.

Alan Jay Wildstein said he would “double match” the donations, which boosted the total to $19,680.

Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Barber said Wildstein has been an avid supporter of the youth in the community in his 25 years in Highlands County.

Wildstein said the event was about honoring the young ladies and gentlemen who worked hard and made their parents, teachers and the community proud of their accomplishments.

Wildstein said there were many people to thank for their support of the scholarship program and noted that Willey provided the lunch for the event, which helps boost the scholarship fund.


Source: Valero, Mark. (2017, May 18). Highlands News Sun. Retrieved at