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The Potomac Women’s Republican Club, Jean Roesser Scholarship 2019 Winner - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Jun 25,2019
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

PWRC President, Julie Krieger (center left), and 1st Vice President, Sharon Whitehouse (left), along with Wootton High School Principal, Kim Boldon (right) presented the check to Abigail at school on May 16. Photo contributed
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By Rita Beck and Mary Fairbanks

The Potomac Women's Republican Club (PWRC), in recognition of its 60th year serving their community, established the Potomac Women’s Republican Club - Jean Roesser Scholarship. Jean Roesser (1930-2017) was a longtime resident of Potomac and represented Potomac in both the Maryland House of Delegates (1987 to 1995) and the Maryland Senate (1995 to 2003). She served as Secretary of Aging for the State of Maryland from 2003-2007. Roesser was a founding member of the Arts Council, Montgomery County, a member of the West Montgomery County Citizens Association and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. She served as delegate to the Republican Party National Convention in 1996 and as an alternate delegate in 1992. She served as vice-president of the Maryland Federation of Republican Women and president of the Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women. She was a member of the Potomac Women's Republican Club.

Each year this scholarship is awarded to a local area, college-bound high school student. The winner of the 2019 Award of $1,000, is Thomas S. Wootton High School senior, Abigail Russ. Abigail’s excellent writing and research were evident in her essay which was chosen out of many submitted. Participants were asked to respond in 400 to 600 words to the following prompt: Who do you think had a great impact on the colonists’ successful struggle and fight for freedom from the British in the Revolutionary War and why?

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