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Employees provide three $1,000 scholarships for students 

2012 Scholarship Winners

Clerk Sharon Bock with Pierre Clerger, Jasmine Spence and Cassandra Moser, the 2012 winners of three $1,000 college scholarships.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (August 2, 2012) – Three Palm Beach County students earned $1,000 college scholarships, thanks to donations from Clerk & Comptroller’s office employees.

Pierre Clerger of Lantana, Cassandra Moser of Wellington and Jasmine Spence of Palm Beach Gardens each were awarded scholarships based on a 500-word essay, community service and their individual grade point averages. Scholarships are given each year to the dependent children of Clerk’s office employees.

“It’s an honor to present these scholarships to students who have done so much for our community, and also are members of our Clerk family,” said Clerk Sharon Bock. “Each year, I’m impressed by the dedication and commitment of the students who apply for these scholarships. This year’s students are role models for other young adults as they pursue their dreams.”

Clerger, a 2012 graduate of Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, plans to attend the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to study dance. He hopes to become a dancer. He is the son of Marie Clerger, a clerk in the Circuit Civil division.

Moser, a 2011 graduate of Wellington High School in Wellington, is studying nursing at Palm Beach State College. She plans to pursue a career in nursing, and eventually earn her medical degree to become a pediatric physician’s assistant. She is the daughter of Sherry Moser, an administrative assistant in the Clerk’s Human Resources department.

Spence, a 2012 graduate of Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach Gardens, plans to attend Florida Atlantic University to study neuroscience and behavior. Her goal is to own a pediatric therapy center. She is the daughter of Dawn Kelly, a supervisor in the County Civil division.

Money for the three students’ scholarships came from the Clerk’s office Dress Down Friday fundraiser, which last year raised $38,650 for local charities and for the student scholarships. Employees donate $2 each week to dress casually on Fridays, and choose which groups receive the money at the end of the year.

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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