Colleen Dickenson Recipient of Holly Club of Sea Girt Scholorship

Holly Club of Sea Girt has announced the winner of its College Scholarship Award. Colleen Dickenson of Spring Lake Heights received the award Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the club’s annual spring picnic.

Currently a Senior at Manasquan High School, Colleen will attend The College of William and Mary in the fall. She will pursue a double major in Journalism and Environmental Science.

During her high school years, Colleen pursued rigorous courses in AP Environmental Sciences and tutored fellow students. Outside the classroom, she organized and participated in beach cleanups, and environmental projects to draw awareness of the need to eliminate the pollution of our land and waters.

Vickie Impellizeri -Holly Club Scholarship Committee Chair and Colleen Dickinson

With earnest concern for the environment, Colleen wrote in her scholarship essay,

“Through traveling the world, reporting on the environment, and advocating for change, I believe that I can alter the perspectives of every person on this planet and convince people to be more environmentally conscious.”

Colleen received her scholarship on June 9th at the annual Holly Club end-of-year picnic.

The Sea Girt Holly Club was founded in 1955 to create and cultivate the love of gardens and flowers; utilize their therapeutic effect; extend their beauty throughout the town; promote education through scholarships and programs so that members may become better stewards of the air, water, and land.

Tax-deductible donations to aid in our ongoing efforts are welcomed at

About Holly Club of Sea Girt– The Holly Club is the garden club of Sea Girt, NJ, organized exclusively for charitable purposes.  Besides our love of gardens and flowers, we fundraise throughout the year to give back to the community.  Our project proceeds go directly to efforts to beautify the town, which include: maintaining the landscaping at the Sea Girt Lighthouse, planting and maintaining the beautiful boardwalk planters, enhancing and maintaining the living memorial for Sea Girt residents lost in the Vietnam War “Operation Azaleas”, providing seasonal decorations throughout town.

Other community outreaches include flower arrangements for the tours at the Lighthouse on Sunday afternoons; scholarships to students who plan to study horticulture or a related field; providing flowers to a local nursing home; providing speakers to enhance the education of our members and the community to be better stewards of our land, water and air.

To find out more about us or to become a member, please visit our website at

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