The Lexington Park Lions Club Foundation is pleased to award $1000 scholarships to St. Mary’s County graduates Julia Nilsson and Trenton Hoyt. Both students have demonstrated academic excellence and a strong commitment to community service.

Julia is a graduate of Great Mills High School and is a member of the National Honor Society. In 2022, she served as Queen of Tolerance and was recognized as a Distinguished Young Woman of Southern Maryland. When the pandemic forced cancellation of a planned humanitarian trip to Guatemala, Julia designed a virtual program to teach English classes for the students at the Mi Especial Tesoro orphanage. She is an active member of her church, an accomplished vocalist and athlete. Julia has been accepted as an Aequitas Fellows Program in Urban Leadership where she will major in Communications with a minor in Spanish. She plans a career in Public Health.

Trent is a graduate of Leonardtown High School and a mentor with the SMCPS Big Buddy Program for elementary students and the SMCPS Freshman Academy for Freshman. Despite losing sight in his right eye at an early age, he is committed to academics and community service. He is a camp counselor for the St. Mary’s Recreation and Parks Youth Summer Camp program and has volunteered with the Southern Maryland Kings and Southern Maryland Heat AAU Basketball programs. Trent received the 2019 Will Smith Leadership Award and the 2022 Leonardtown High School Basketball Leadership Award. He received the St. Mary’s County Public Schools Student Athlete Scholar Award in 2020, 2022, and 2023. Trent will attend Salisbury University where he will major in Occupational Therapy with a minor in Kinesiology. He plans a career as an Occupational Therapist.

We are extremely proud of Julia and Trent and wish them every success in the pursuit of their goals.