Cathey named 2017 ‘Live Your Dream’ winner
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.
Dorsey Schulz, a senior at Kent Island High School, skates onto the ice before a game.