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Norristown Garden Club

2023 Scholarship Recipients

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Tara Spears

Graduate Student at the University of Pennsylvania -Masters of Environmental Studies

BS in Horticulture from Brigham Young University

Cultural Assistant at Jenkins Arboretum


Intended Career:  Conservation biologist

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Francis Napoli

Senior at Temple University (Ambler Campus)


Norristown Native

Student Gardener at Ambler Arboretum

PHS Intern and Apprentice at Norristown Farm Park

Intended Career:  Horticultural Educator


Calvin Keeys

Junior at Drexel University


Looking  forward to going to Ecuador to learn about the biodiversity of the Amazon basin

Intended Career:  Wildlife biologist

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Isabelle Rocca

Graduate Student at Temple University

Major:  Landscape Architect

BS in Public Health/Biochemistry from American University

University of Nairobi - Kenya ( Study Abroad Semester)

PHS Flower Show Data Manager

Intended Career:   Landscape Architect

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Colin Walsh

Junior at Thomas Jefferson University

Major:  Landscape Architecture

Intended Career:  Urban Designer


Alicia D. Applegate

Barnes Horticulture Certificate Program at Saint Joseph's University 

Art Educator

Seasonal Gardener at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Intended Career: Outdoor program educator

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Daniel Fried-Peterson

Barnes Horticultural Certificate at Saint Joseph's University

BS, Music and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Farm Manager at Sanctuary Farm in Philadelphia

Intended Career:  Urban Farmer

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Dana Joy Needelman

Barnes Horticulture Certificate at Saint Joseph's University

Studied Biological Anthropology at the University of  Washington

Operations Manager at Kylin Arts Gardening 

Intended Career:  Horticulturalist - Green Burial Garden Design Company


Nicole Willoughby

Barnes Horticulture Certificate at Saint Joseph's University

Horticulturist at Fine Garden Creations

Intended Career:  Horticulturist

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