New Wingfield and Schuble Scholarships Presented at 47th Awards Ceremony
Dollars for Scholars was pleased to present two new ongoing scholarships at this year's 47th Awards Ceremony. The Archie S. Wingfield, Jr. Scholarship, made possible by a bequest from a 30-year Vero Beach resident who died in 2009, was presented to Charter High student and jazz guitar aficionado Danielle Harris. Mr. Wingfield, a citrus grower and the owner of Wingfield Groves in St. Lucie and Polk counties had a a passion for jazz, and in particular jazz guitar. In his trust, he made provisions to establish a scholarship for a student sharing his passion for music or pursuing a major in the agricultural sciences. Danielle started playing the bass guitar for IRCHS' Jazz Ensemble in the 9th grade. She has performed with the school's Jazz Ensembles and on WQCS' Young Musicians Spotlight. She plans to pursue her passion for jazz music and guitar while in college and throughout her life. Her goal is to be an elementary teacher and musician. This summer she will continue her studies at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
Five members of the Class of 2012 were recipients of the newly established David M. Schuble Family Scholarships. Mr. Schuble, the former pastor of the Faith Apostolic Church on Old Winter Beach Road, and his wife Soozi added personal funds to monies raised from the 2010 sale of the church to create this new perpetual award. The five Schuble Scholars joined six other Class of 2012 students who received Faith Stewardship Scholarships, awards also funded with monies raised by the church’s sale. This year’s Schuble and Faith recipients join the 17 students who received Faith awards last year, bringing to 28 the beneficiaries of the Schuble’s extraordinary vision and generosity.
David and Soozi Schuble (seated) with the 2012 recipients of the
David M. Schuble Family Scholarships (l) and Faith Stewardship Awards (r)
Family Members Present 2012 Margaret "Peggy" McReynolds Memorial Scholarships
From left, Samuel McReynolds, Carlee Ward, Herbert McReynolds and his wife Sonia, Samuel's daughter Meagan and Blake Woodward
Margaret "Peggy" McReynolds, a valued and beloved Dollars for Scholars Board Member for nearly all of its history, died May 6, 2011 in Tuscon, AZ, after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's disease. The presentation of two scholarships in memory of Peggy was a highlight of this year's awards program.
Board Member Carol
Fischman in 2007
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert McReynolds, from Tucson, Arizona and Mr. Samuel McReynolds and his daughter Megan, from Saco, Maine traveled to Vero to honor their mother by presenting the awards.
Peggy was instrumental in building Dollars for Scholars in its early years. She and fellow board member John Avril literally ran the organization out of the trunk of Peggy's car and the Avril's kitchen table. In introducing the McReynolds at the 47th Awards Ceremony this year, Executive Director Camilla Wainright paid tribute to Peggy and John: "We are extremely grateful for the dedication of these individuals in working tirelessly to implement the vision of Dan Richardson and the local Rotarians to provide scholarships to help the talented bright students in our community realize their college dreams."
Peggy was born in Columbia, SC and lived in Vero Beach from 1961 to 2010. She taught English at Vero Beach High School until 1966. In 1969, she became a guidance counselor at Indian River Community College and the director of financial aid. In 1974 she opened her own business, the Craft Corner, and in 1977, she joined the Florida State Health and Human Services, where she was an adoptions counselor until her retirement in 1992.