CHS student awarded FPRA scholarship


INVERNESS - The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Nature Coast Chapter recently awarded the first of its three college scholarships to Kelly Abramowich of Citrus High School.

The scholarships are awarded to deserving Citrus County high school seniors who have an interest in pursuing a college education in public relations, communications or a related field such as advertising, journalism, radio/television, graphic arts or visual communication.

“Kelly has excelled both academically and athletically throughout her high school career,” said Katie Mehl, APR, president of the Nature Coast Chapter of FPRA. “She has been involved in a variety of extracurricular activities and is a true philanthropist. Her future goal to work with new media is both inspired and smart and I know her choice to major in Digital Media and Communication Arts will put her on the path to success in her chosen field.”

Funds raised at the Florida Public Relations Association Roast ‘n Toast of Mike and Rebecca Bays have been set aside for college scholarships for the class of 2015. Incoming high school seniors may download the scholarship application at fpranaturecoast.org. The submission deadline for next year’s graduating class is April 1, 2015.

FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. FPRA is comprised of 15 professional and nine student chapters throughout the state, providing professional development, networking, and professional recognition opportunities for their members.

The Nature Coast Chapter of FPRA meets the first Friday of each month at noon at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. For more information, visit fpranaturecoast.org.