Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island is pleased to have delivered two college scholarships to Marco Island resident high school students. Easton Prodanov graduated from First Baptist Academy, and Lexi Smith graduated from Marco Island Academy. Prodanov featured his love of the outdoors and fishing in and exploring the waters around Marco Island in his application. He plans to study the sciences in college, although he is unsure of his academic major at this time. Smith is a gardener, and has been from a young age. She plans to pursue scientific research in college, particularly the biological sciences. Smith was instrumental in forming an Environmental Conservation Organization at Marco Island Academy in 2022-2023, and participated in a partnership program through Audubon of the Western Everglades to gain field experience in environmental studies. Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island’s two scholarships of $1,250 each have been awarded to two young people who are going to make a difference in our future.