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Sheriff Presents Scholarship Award to Local Graduates

Post Date:06/03/2019 11:00 AM
Deputy Christian was killed in a tragic single-car automobile accident in Lee County on September 7, 2000.  He was a member of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office from May 14, 1996 until the date of his death.   Deputy Christian served as a law enforcement officer in New York and as a Jail Deputy in Pasco County prior to joining the CCSO.   He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1971 until 1981. 

Each year, children and grandchildren of current or retired members of the CCSO are invited to apply for one of the two $2,500 scholarships.   Applicants must be enrolled to attend an accredited college or university as a full time student.   The applicants must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher.   In addition to GPA, applicants are selected based upon SAT scores, participation in school/community life outside of class requirements, demonstration of positive character traits of kindness, respect and good citizenship as well as written description of why he/she should be given the award.

The 2019 William A. Christian scholarship awards were presented to:

Isabel Slaven: Isabel is a 2019 graduate of Gulf Coast High School who will attend The Ohio State University.  During high school she was vice president of Mu Alpha Theta, and a member of the National Honor’s Society, Tri-M Club, DECA Club, GCHS Girls Lacrosse and GCHS Marching Band.  She volunteered at Collier County Summer Music Camp, was the Sidewalker and Leader for the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center, volunteered for Tuba Christmas and the North Naples United Methodist Church Band.  She has worked as a general laborer at Custom Ornamental Ironworks and as a hostess at Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant.

Isabel plans to obtain an engineering degree and will be taking classes in calculus, chemistry, physics, biology and environmental sciences along with music classes and taking part in concert bands.

Isabel is the daughter of Crossing Guard Rachel Slaven, an 8-year member of the CCSO.

Corey Olmstead: Corey is a 2019 graduate of Barron Collier High School who will attend the University of Florida.  During high school he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, secretary of Education for Model UN, captain of the academic team and the county’s academic team and member of the National Honor Society.  He volunteered as a mentor at the Boys Scouts of America. 

Corey plans to earn a master’s degree in physics and applied mathematics.

Corey is the son of Cpl. Jeremy Olmstead, a 3-year member of the CCSO.
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