The financial burden of a vocational career is a bit lighter for a pair of graduating seniors who
will each receive $2,000 as recipients of the Chamber’s Gerald “Moe” & Marina Mosher
Vocational Scholarship. Jose Pichardo will use his funds to help pay for tuition at the Ocala Fire
College, while Leela Sorbelli will be staying close to home as a nursing student at the College of
the Florida Keys.
Funds for the scholarship are made possible by Historic Tours of America, for which Mosher
was a founding partner until his death in 2015. “Being able to raise my family in Key West and
watch it change from a prosperous community and then come back from a depressed economy
in the 1970s has been one of my greatest challenges and accomplishments.” Mosher once said.
The Scholarship, also named for Mosher’s wife Marina, is for a Key West High School student
with plans for a vocational career ranging from TV production to public safety.

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HTA President Ed Swift III presents checks to Leela Sorbelli and Joe Pichardo.