Picture of Mid-Bay Rotary and TSIC staff accepting scholarship check

Mid-Bay Rotary Club Sponsors Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Scholar

On August 3, 2016, the meeting program for the Mid-Bay Rotary Club featured the Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Scholarship Program of the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation.  Dort Baltes, Special Projects Coordinator, mentioned the objective of Take Stock was not only to provide scholarships, but to also provide mentors and advice on college and career readiness and on financial aid.  During the 2015-2016 school year, there were 70 Okaloosa County students in Take Stock.  Susan Campbell, College Success Coach for Take Stock, spoke about the Take Stock Mentoring Program.  Club members had the opportunity to meet and speak with Kelcy Baker whose Take Stock Scholarship was funded by the Mid-Bay Rotary.  She was presented with a paperweight with the “Rotary’s Four Way Test” inscribed.  Kelcy will be attending the University of West Florida majoring in Biology.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Mid-Bay presented a check for $6,500 to Take Stock.  Mid-Bay Rotary and the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation are pleased to celebrate a partnership that extends over a decade.

Pictured above from Left to Right: TSIC Special Projects Coordinator Dort Baltes; Mid-Bay Member Jim Dixon: Mid-Bay Past President Dave Swanick; TSIC College and Career Coach Susan Campbell; Mid-Bay TSIC Scholar Kelcy Baker; and, TSIC Program Coordinator Cindy Frazier.