Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library Teen Volunteer Scholarships for 2017

Anjali Sharma

Journey Roeder

The Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to Anjali Sharma and Journey Roeder for their many years library service. From 2013-16 Anjali Sharma performed 84 community service hours pricing and shelving books at the library and organizing book drives that benefitted students at Arcadia Memorial Elementary School. She also served as the Friends’ Board Teen Representative for two and a half years before graduating from Pine View School for the Gifted in Sarasota. Anjali will be attending The University of S. Florida Honors College BS/MD program. After three years she plans to matriculate into the University’s Morsani School of Medicine. Journey Roeder completed 150 volunteer hours at the library from 2013-16. She joined the library’s Teen Advisory Board in the sixth grade, was named its Vice President in the tenth grade, and served as TAB’s President during her junior and senior years at Lemon Bay High. Over the years she volunteered for Lego Club, art programs for both teens and adults, and Reading with the Dogs. She plans on majoring in elementary education with a concentration on Kindergarten to third grade at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.

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