The Knights of Columbus Assembly 1547 in Lecanto recently awarded scholarships to three graduating seniors who are the children of Citrus County First Responders based on results of their essay surrounding “Patriotism,” one of the four principles of the Knights Order. 

Scholarship recipients from Crystal River High School (CRHS) were Braylee Spiddle and Kaitlyn Taylor, whose fathers are members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO). Spiddle will attend Florida Atlantic University and Taylor will attend the University of South Florida.

Recipient Trace Vitt, a senior at Citrus High School (CHS) will be attending the College of Central Florida. His mother is a major with CCSO and his father retired as a lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office.

Sir Knight Charles Young presented the awards on behalf of the assembly. Through fundraising efforts, the assembly has been able to present these scholarship awards for many years.

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