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 Master Gardeners Announce the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Charles County Master Gardeners have awarded $1,000.00 scholarships to two 2020 graduating La Plata High School seniors.  Makayla Kret plans to pursue her degree in Animal Sciences  and a certificate in Agricultural Business and Management at the University of Maryland.  Luke Szoch’s academic goal is to study for a degree in Biological Engineering at North Carolina State University.  Both recipients more than fulfilled all of the required criteria to receive the scholarships. 

Congratulations Makayla and Luke!

Makayla Kret


Luke Szoch

The Maryland Master Gardener Program is a volunteer educational organization of the University of Maryland Extension (UME).  According to the UMD website, the Master Gardener program “…puts research-based knowledge and environmental power into the hands of people who want to create sustainable gardens and landscapes, and protect and improve natural resources.  Master Gardeners are citizens from all walks of life who combine their love of plants, people, and the environment to help residents solve problems and make environmentally-sound decisions on public and private properties.”   

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