Meninak Awards $25,000 In Scholarships To 5 Jacksonville Area High School Seniors
The Meninak Club presented a total of $25,000 in scholarships to five exceptional area high school students on May 19th during its regularly scheduled meeting at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel. This is the 18th year that the Meninak Leadership Grants have been awarded, bringing the total to $450,000 and 90 high school students. "This unique scholarship recognizes leadership in Jacksonville's youth and encourages further educational development for potential leaders", said Will Wheeler, Scholarship Committee Chair.
The five recipients were selected after reviews based on leadership, financial need, academic potential and participation in the Youth Leadership Jacksonville Program. The Grants are used to help the student attend an accredited four-year college or university of their choosing. This year's recipients are:
Alexis Brown, Stanton College Preparatory School,
attending University of Florida, majoring in Neuroscience
Savannah Goodman, Douglas Anderson School,
attending Duke University, majoring in Biology
Andri Kokoshi, Nease High School,
attending Duke University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering
Malcom Mcgee, Ribault High School,
attending University of Florida, majoring in Criminology
Alexix Scardasis, Clay High School,
attending University of Central Florida, majoring in Physical Therapy
Meninak has always been dedicated to our city's youth and education. The Meninak Bowl football game began in 1933 and lasted 55 years with all proceeds going to scholarship funds and children's charities and then the Brain Bowls continued the tradition. For the past 18 years, we have been fortunate to provide the Leadership Grant awards to worthy students through the generous support of the Meninak Scholarship Foundation funded by members of the club.
Since 1919, the Meninak Club of Jacksonville has carved a unique role for itself in our community. Attracting top business, professional, military and civic leaders to its ranks, Meninak has long been a catalyst for strengthening bonds among influential people and for helping shape the future of the Jacksonville community. We choose to dedicate ourselves to the betterment of Northeast Florida, lending help where none is available, especially when enhancing the lives of children.
On January 31, 2014 Take Stock In Children presentied awards to the Community Partner of the Year as well as the Individual Mentor of the Year. Th e presentation was made by Florida State College at Jacksonville President, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. Dr. Bioteau. Meninak was recognized ad the Community Partner of the year.
to see the video that was shown at the meeting. It shows Meninaks In Actions mentoring with their mentees.
Article about Hank in the "Resident" newspaper November 2013
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Junior Achievement Hall of Fame event
Each year Junior Achievement of North Florida's Hall of Fame event recognizes the outstanding companies, individuals, and organizations that support JA. The 2013 luncheon held at Everbank Field on June 13 – with about 400 in attendance. Award recipients included Shad Khan, Dr. Nicolai Vitti and the TPC.
Meninak was recognized as one of the top three Junior Achievement volunteer organizations during the 2012/2013 school year. First place went to Florida Blue for teaching over 1000 students; Second place to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Third place went to Meninak for teaching 300 students this past year. This is an impressive Meninak accomplishment, particularly considering the size of our organization relative to the other award recipients. More than 20 Meninaks have been JA volunteers. Over 100 companies and organizations provide volunteers for JA and the top three organizations account for nearly a third of all volunteers.
An additional award, the Richard Maxwell Award, is given to a company, organization, or individual who has gone above and beyond to reach out to serve JA students who would otherwise not be exposed to JA's programs. This award is not given every year. We are proud to say that one of our own Meninaks, Kerry Varkonda, received the 2013 Richard Maxwell Award for organizing members of the Meninak Club of Jacksonville to volunteer in the classroom.
These two awards are a direct reflection of the heart for service that is central to the people of Meninak – We provide help where none is available.
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Jacksonville Legacy Series – Dr. Frances B. Kinne
Thursday – November 15 – WJCT – 8:00 PM
Meninaks Kent Lindsey and Izzy Spence are proud to announce the premier of Leadership Jax’s new show, the Jacksonville Legacy Series. Don't miss a personal conversation with Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Ph.D Chancellor Emeritus and Past President of Jacksonville University, Thursday, November 15 8PM on WJCT. Tune in and find out about her life and how she helped shape Jacksonville, and some of it's citizens. Produced by Lindsey Films, the Jacksonville Legacy Series profiles Jacksonville's Leaders and Legends, in their own words. Mark your calendar now for the Jacksonville Legacy Series, Thursday, November 15, 8PM on WJCT.
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Focus on Jacksonville film Series helps keep his mind off lung cancer....
Kent and Pepper Lindsey
Florida Times Union – November 8, 2012
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Philanthropists Celebrated for Improving Community Quality of Life
J. F. Bryan IV and Peggy Bryan
Daily Record - November 6, 2012
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