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OP Golf Members' Council Announces Annual Scholarships

 (May 28, 2020) The Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council recently awarded five scholarships totaling $6,000 to local high school seniors.
 
The scholarship committee of the Golf Members’ Council each year honors students who have exhibited an interest in the game of golf, and who demonstrated exemplary academic and extracurricular records.
 
Much of the money raised each year comes from the Ocean Pines/Taylor Bank Scramble. Since 2017, the Golf Members’ Council has awarded $22,000 in scholarships to local students.
 
Bob Long, scholarship committee chairman, said awards are given on behalf of Ocean Pines Golf Club members, who support the fund throughout the year.
 
“While the committee and the membership is saddened not to have the opportunity to present these scholarships in person this spring, it is hoped they will have the chance to meet these young people on the golf course in the not too distant future,” Long said.

The 2020 recipients of the Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council Scholarships are:

Devin Wallace: Wallace is a senior at Worcester Preparatory School (WPS) in Berlin and an Ocean Pines resident. He plans to attend Furman University in South Carolina.

Wallace is an All ESIAC-Conference golfer and team captain at WPS. He also possesses a robust academic record, which includes high SAT scores and a strong record as an honor roll and Advanced Placement student. Additionally, he has been involved in music and theater productions at WPS.
 
Matthew Brown: Brown is a senior at Stephen Decatur High School (SDHS) in Berlin and an Ocean Pines resident. He listed University of South Carolina as a possible choice for his college career.

Brown played on the JV golf team at SDHS for three years, and finished on the varsity team during his senior year. He ranks in the top 20% of his graduating class and has a strong academic record and top test scores. Brown also earned several scholar-athlete awards, along with two Worcester County sportsmanship awards.

Emme Orazi: Orazi is a senior at Dulaney High School in Timonium, Maryland. While she lives outside the immediate Ocean Pines area, Orazi was a participant in Ocean Pines Golf camps for three years and plays the course when visiting her grandparents, who live in the community. She plans to attend the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Orazi has been a member of the Dulaney golf team since her freshman year and also played competitive golf in Baltimore County. Academically, she ranks in the top third of her class. Her course work demonstrates a personal interest in Latin and a willingness to take challenging courses, including many at the honors and Advanced Placement level.

Blake Marshall: Marshall is a senior at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin and an Ocean City resident. He listed St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania as a possible choice for his college career.

Marshall has played on the SDHS golf team for four years, including three on the varsity team. He earned All-Conference recognition during his junior and senior years, among several other honors. Marshall was also a baseball player and team captain at SDHS, and earned many hours of community service related to the sport of baseball.
 
Brady Leonard: Leonard is a student at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin and lives in Glen Riddle. He listed Eastern University (Pennsylvania) and Hood College (Maryland) as possible choices for his college career.

Leonard was a four-year participant on the golf team at SDHS. Most recently, he was team captain and earned Bayside Player of the Year honors.