Jack Rowan – 2020 Recipient of the Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship

The Beaches Watch Board of Directors is pleased to present the 2020 Fland Sharp Memorial Scholarship to Fletcher High School senior Jack Rowan who shares in our mission to preserve and improve the wonderful quality of life of our special beaches communities.

Choosing from all of the deserving scholarship applicants always presents a challenge for Beaches Watch.  This year, Jack stood out for his scholastic achievements, his commitment to improving our beaches community quality of life, and his steady participation in Beaches Watch programs over the past few years.

One of his teachers said, “Jack’s academic ability is extraordinary. I have never seen a student who is so motivated to do well and promote the best from the institutions that he is a part of and the people who surround him. His motivation seems to stem from an inherent desire to learn more about the world around him and how he can affect change in it.”

Jack’s scholarship application included an essay that addressed the issue of environmental sustainability. Specifically, he examined the impact of fishing line and net disposal on environmental sustainability.

His numerous co-curricular activities included leadership roles on Fletcher’s Brain Bowl, Model United Nations, and Great Decisions teams.

Mr. Rowan will be attending Florida State University.

We are pleased to  award Jack the 2020 Fland Sharp Memorial $1,000.00 Scholarship, thanks to the generous support of the Beaches Watch membership and beaches community.