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Ravens Roost announces 2024 scholarship recipients, golf tournament results

(June 4, 2024) Ravens Roost #44 of Ocean City recently announced the presentation of annual scholarship awards.  

This year, scholarship awards totaling $15,000 went to six students at three area high schools. The 2024 scholar/athlete awardees are:

  • Daniel Karchevski, Stephen Decatur High School
  • Abigail Melito, Stephen Decatur High School
  • Vanesska Hall, Worcester Preparatory School
  • Esther Mehilli, Worcester Preparatory School
  • Heather Smyth, Indian River High School
  • Grace Robinson, Indian River High School

Don McMullen, Scholarship Committee co-chair, said the Ravens Roost Scholarship Committee awards individual scholarships based on SAT/ACT scores, grade-point averages, participation in athletics, community service, work history, letters of recommendations, and an essay on how athletics are important in today’s society. 

Ravens Roost #44 has awarded $258,900 in scholarships over the last two-plus decades.

The nonprofit held its 27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Ocean Pines Golf Club on May 31. More than 100 golfers participated.

The winning teams and players were:

  • First Place Ravens Roost team: The Ravens Roost #44 team of Bob Grice, Frank Nechay, Scott Ballweg and Andrew Thompson
  • First Place overall: Dean Hamburg, Mike McCuster, Tracy Piper and Michael Decker
  • Closest to the Pin (men): Mike Decker
  • Closest to the Pin (women): Samantha Boger
  • Closest to the Line (men): Bob Grice
  • Closest to the Pin (women): Samantha Boger
  • Putting Contest: Don Owrey

The Scholarship Committee wishes to thank signature sponsor American Legion Post 166 of Ocean City, and major sponsors District Cannabis, Ocean Downs Casino and Ravens Roost #44.

“We would also like to thank our tee sponsors, local golf courses who donated rounds of golf, and businesses who donated gift certificates and prizes,” McMullen said.

“In addition, we would like to thank our golfers who played on a beautiful sunny day at the Ocean Pines Golf Club, and all our Ravens Roost #44 volunteers who made this event another success,” he continued. “A special thank you to Ocean Pines Director of Golf Bob Beckelman and his staff and Director of Golf Maintenance Justin Hartshorne and his staff for the excellent course conditions, and Judie and her staff at the Clubhouse Grille restaurant for an outstanding luncheon.”

McMullen said the Scholarship Committee is currently seeking donations for 2025 scholarships.  

Donations may be mailed to Ravens Roost #44, Post Office Box 4161, Ocean City, Maryland 21843.

Ravens Roost #44, Inc. is an IRS 501(7)(c) nonprofit. The federal tax ID is 52-2160753. 

For more information, visit https://ocravensroost44.com.