Each year, Gulf Harbors Yacht Club awards monetary scholarships, under The Bonnie Hecock Scholarship Program, to graduating seniors from the six West Pasco High Schools.
- Anclote High School
- Fivay High School
- Gulf High School
- Hudson High School
- J.W. Mitchell High School
- River Ridge High School
The awards are based on scholastic achievement, school involvement and community service.
At an awards dinner at the Gulf Harbors Yacht Club, each student is honored and shares their accomplishments and plans for their future. Gulf Harbors Yacht Club is very proud to invest in the future of each deserving student.
Our Annual Golf Tournament is one way we raise money for the scholarship fund. We have fun, play golf and help students all at the same time!
The Bonnie Hecock Scholarship Program
Bonnie was born in Detroit, MI on March 6, 1944 to Robert and Blanche (Snoddy) Lowrie. She was the younger sister to Bill Lowrie of Texas, and older sister Barbara Lowrie of Hudson, FL and Scott (Liz) Lowrie of San Jose, CA.
Bonnie married John Edwin (Ed) Hecock. Ed and Bonnie and had two children, Betsy and Dave. After raising her family in Wauseon, OH, Bonnie and Ed retired to New Port Richey, FL.
Bonnie was a third grade teacher and a reading specialist spending almost all of her teaching career with Wauseon Schools. She played bridge and golf and in her church bell choir. In retirement, she was active with the Gulf Harbors Yacht Club, chairing the scholarship committee for many years, was president of the Anchorettes, and was also Vice-Commodore. She continued to play bridge and golf, organized her book club, and volunteered in a local school.
Bonnie Ann (Lowrie) Hecock
1944 – 2017