Two students awarded Pottawatomie Garden Club scholarships

  • Tessa Miller, second from left, and Joshua D'Avalo, center, are the 2022 scholarship winners. Pictured with from left, Mark Meginness, Stevie Meginness and Dixon Bogert.

    Tessa Miller, second from left, and Joshua D'Avalo, center, are the 2022 scholarship winners. Pictured with from left, Mark Meginness, Stevie Meginness and Dixon Bogert. Courtesy of Pottawatomie Garden Club

 
 
Updated 8/2/2022 6:04 PM

The Pottawatomie Garden Club recently announced the two winners of its 2022 scholarships.

The first scholarship this year has been awarded to Tessa Miller, a graduating senior at St. Charles East High School. Tessa will be attending Oregon State's College of Forestry in Corvallis.

 

The second scholarship has been awarded to Joshua D'Avola, a previous 2021 winner. He has currently finished his first year at the University of Illinois and is looking forward to being able to choose more courses that apply to his major in environmental science.

Each student was awarded a scholarship due to the generous donation from Dixon Bogart in memory of his mother, a longtime garden club member.

The two winners were announced by the scholarship co-chairs Mark and Stevie Meginness at the July meeting.

The Pottawatomie Garden Club meets from March through October on the first Monday of the month.

For more information about the garden club, visit the website pottagardenclub.org.

Since 1928, the members of Pottawatomie Garden Club have made St. Charles a more beautiful community. They plant flowers on the Main Street and Illinois bridges, and around the Municipal building each spring and fall; they honor past members with the Memorial Tree Program; and they present an annual Landscape Commendation Award to businesses in the township. The club also awards an annual scholarship to horticulture students and provides support to gardening and environmental projects in the community.

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