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In line with the holiday season, Zoo Miami will surprise a South Florida student when she learns that she has been selected to receive this year’s “Ron Magill Conservation Scholarship” for $5,000 on Friday, December 17th, at 10:30AM, in the zoo’s Florida Room.

Kathryn Treacy is an accomplished South Florida student who has excelled in both academic and personal achievements.  She is a passionate animal lover and conservationist who has a dream of becoming a wildlife veterinarian.  In addition to being a past Student Government Association President, Chapter President of Mu Alpha Theta honor society and a member of the National Honor Society, she has been a dedicated member of Zoo Miami Foundation’s Conservation Teen Scientists volunteer organization.  As a Conservation Teen Scientist, she has served as an ambassador for the zoo by engaging with our guests while providing interesting information about wildlife and explaining what they can do to help protect it.  She has been accepted into the University of Florida where she plans to major in Animal Science with a minor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.  She thinks that she is coming in for an interview regarding a Conservation Teen Scientist project and has no idea that she will be receiving $5,000!

This award was conceived and created by Ron Magill and is funded through the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment at the Zoo Miami Foundation.  Its main purpose is to support and inspire the development of young adults who choose to major in the life sciences with a goal of establishing a career in wildlife conservation.  It is an unrestricted cash award that is left up to the recipient to decide on how it can be best utilized.

Interested media should arrive at the zoo by 10:00 AM so that they can be positioned in the Florida Room ahead of the student’s arrival in order to catch the surprise presentation. 

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