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Lions Club announces winners of annual scholarships

By LIONS CLUB - | Jul 16, 2021

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club recently announced that the 2021-22 Francis Bailey Scholarship winners are Brooke Adams, Jianna Senkeleski and Julie Senkeleski. One of the club’s founders, Francis Bailey, initiated the endowment fund to provide the scholarships for post-secondary education to students who live or work on Sanibel or Captiva or whose parents do.

Adams is a graduate of Fort Myers High School. In addition to her scholastic and extracurricular activities, she was a puppy raiser for the SoutheastFloridaGuide Dogs, a charity long supported by the Lions Club. Adams will attend Tallahassee Community College. After two years at TCC, she plans to matriculate at Florida State University, where she will major in business management.

Jianna Senkeleski was home schooled on Sanibel. She will be a freshman at Liberty University, where she will work toward a degree in business with a major in marketing and entrepreneurship. Jianna Senkeleski hopes to open her own business after graduation and work with not-for-profit organizations.

Julie Senkeleski will be a senior at Liberty University, where she is majoring in nursing. After graduation, she hopes to work on a master’s degree where she will specialize in midwifery.

The club reported that its members are pleased they can provide some financial assistance to these outstanding students. The awardees are selected based upon their academic achievement in high school, leadership in extracurricular activities, and financial need. The club wishes all three future success.


The club has been serving Sanibel and Captiva for over 50 years. While most known for its effort to eliminate preventable blindness, it serves islanders and Southwest Florida in a variety of ways.

For more information about the club, contact Membership Chair Steven Schulz at P.O. Box 391, Sanibel, FL 33957 or at 239-233-6261, or visit online at www.sanibelcaptivalionsclub.org.

To contribute to the Francis Bailey Scholarship fund, contact the club.

PHOTO PROVIDED Jianna Senkeleski

PHOTO PROVIDED Julie Senkeleski