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2019 Clerks Scholarship Winners

Donations from Clerk employees provide $1,500 scholarships to three local students

Post Date:06/05/2019 5:00 PM

clerk's 2019 scholarship winners group photo Kimberly Rivera - Clerk 2019 Scholarship Winner

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 5, 2019) – Through the generosity of Clerk & Comptroller employees, three local students will fulfill their academic goals with a $1,500 scholarship for their education.

The Clerk & Comptroller this month presented college scholarships to Kimberly Rivera, a 2018 graduate of John I. Leonard High School, Cody Ramsey, a 2019 graduate of Suncoast High School, and Caden Trca, a 2019 graduate of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale.

The Clerks for a Cause Scholarship Program is open to children of Clerk & Comptroller employees. The organization’s Charitable Giving Committee selects the winners based on community service participation, grade point average and a 500-word essay.

“Our employees are committed to our community, and through this effort three worthy students can pursue their college education,” said Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock, Esq. “Our weekly Dress Down program allows our employees to donate through payroll deductions to provide these scholarships to local students.”

This year’s scholarship recipients include an aspiring nurse, police officer and engineer.

Rivera, the daughter of Court Specialist Jessica Montero, is currently studying nursing at Palm Beach State College.

Ramsey, the son of Chief Operating Officer Shannon R. Chessman, will attend Palm Beach State College, where he plans to study criminal justice before entering the police academy.

Trca, the son of Inspector General Roger Trca, will attend the University of Florida. He plans to major in computer engineering.

The Clerk & Comptroller’s scholarship program is funded solely though employee donations. Employees voluntarily give as part of the office’s Dress Down Program, which allows team members to wear jeans to work on Fridays.

Since 2010, the Clerk’s team has provided local students with scholarships totaling more than $30,000.

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About the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
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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