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Charlotte County Communications Manager
Charlotte High Graduate Receives Florida Association of Counties Presidential Scholarship
- Evan Flores Chosen for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership -
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (June 30, 2017) – Florida Association of Counties (FAC) President and Charlotte County Commissioner Christopher Constance, M.D., recently selected Charlotte High School graduate Evan Flores to receive a $2,000 Presidential Scholarship. Evan will use the scholarship money toward pursuing degrees in biochemistry and political science at Florida State University.
“I am honored to play a part in assisting FAC to help Evan achieve his academic and professional dreams with this scholarship,” said Commissioner Constance. “I know Evan will make Charlotte County and his family very proud as he works to make his mark on the world. I wish him great success.”
Each year, the newly elected president of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has the honor of awarding the Presidential Scholarship to an outstanding graduating high school senior from his or her home county. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence, has an interest in a career in public service, and has been accepted to attend a Florida university.
While pursuing a double major in biochemistry and political science, Evan says he wants to gain experience through internships with agencies in the state capital. After completing his double major, he would like to pursue a law degree, and ultimately work to influence and shape environmental policy that will help to maintain and protect public resources that benefit citizens and communities.
Funding for the FAC Presidential Scholarship comes through the association’s Corporate Partners program. FAC Corporate Partners consists of business organizations that work with FAC and Florida counties to help them effectively serve and represent their local communities.
Commissioner Constance will present the Presidential Scholarship to Evan Flores at the Charlotte Board of County Commissioners meeting on July 11, 2017 at 9 a.m.
For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that government closest to the people governs best. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.