Cathey named 2017 ‘Live Your Dream’ win­ner

Record Observer - - SCHOOL -

GRA­SONVILLE — La­reese Cathey was an­nounced as the win­ner of the Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional of Kent and Queen Anne’s coun­ties’ “Live Your Dream” award pro­gram.

Cathey was named the win­ner dur­ing the 48th an­nual Awards Ban­quet held April 17 at the Amy Lynn Fer­ris Cen­ter in Ch­ester­town.

Carhey re­sides in Gra­sonville with her two chil­dren. She is en­rolled at Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege in the lib­eral arts pro­gram with a con­cen­tra­tion in so­cial work. Cathey was awarded $2,000.

Cathey has been ac­tive in her com­mu­nity as a youth men­tor for at risk youth. She part­nered with the Gra­sonville El­e­men­tary School, the Hous­ing Author­ity of Queen Anne’s County and many com­mu­nity sup­port­ers to cre­ate the Fisher Manor Lit­tle Free Li­brary in Gra­sonville.

The li­brary of­fers tech­nol­ogy ser­vices for stu­dents to com­plete re­search pa­pers or par­ents to bor­row books to read to their chil­dren.

She re­cently was ap­pointed by the Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers to serve on the Hous­ing Author­ity board.

Cathey holds a work study po­si­tion as an of­fice as­sis­tant with the TRIO Stu­dent Ser­vices Sup­port Pro­gram.

Cathey has a ca­reer goal to cre­ate a pro­gram for at risk youth, chil­dren in need of as­sis­tance, respite care and chil­dren in the foster care sys­tem on the Del­marva Penin­sula.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege, Cs­they plans to at­tend Sal­is­bury Univer­sity and ma­jor in so­cial work.

The Sorop­ti­mist “Live Your Dream” Award pro­gram has been help­ing women around the world since 1972.

This award is given to a fe­male, head of house­hold, who is at­tend­ing or has been ac­cepted to a vo­ca­tional skills train­ing pro­gram or an un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree pro­gram. This award pro­vides cash grants to women who are work­ing to bet­ter their lives through ed­u­ca­tion.

PHOTO BY KEVIN JONES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Dorsey Schulz, a se­nior at Kent Is­land High School, skates onto the ice be­fore a game.

LA­REESE CATHEY

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