Scholarship ceremony gives out 236 awards

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Leanna Gardella accepts the Antonio Amaral Foundation scholarship.
Leanna Gardella accepts the Antonio Amaral Foundation scholarship.
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A total of 96 organizations gave out 236 awards to students Wednesday, May 2, at the Senior Scholarship Awards, organized by the Flagler County Education Foundation. The total value of scholarships students received is $250,000.

The Flagler Palm Coast Kiwanis Club presented scholarships in six categories with a total value of $26,000. Matanzas High School student Jasmine Perez won the Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship of $8,000.

Included in the awards are five four-year Take Stock in Children Scholarships valued at $16,000 per scholarship. Take Stock in Children is one of Flagler County Education Foundation’s core programs that support k-12 student success. Take Stock scholars are selected in middle school based on at-risk factors that include financial need.

Throughout high school, Take Stock scholars meet with their mentor weekly, must maintain a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate exemplary conduct. Local organizations and individuals provide funds that are matched with state dollars to purchase four-year scholarships. Following are this year’s graduating TSIC scholarship winners, their donors and mentors:

Calixte LeBlanc-Ancion sponsored by Flagler Woman’s Club; mentor Doug Mercer
Nicole Goldberg sponsored by University Women of Flagler; mentor Jean Hunter
Ashley Pelose sponsored by Flagler County Assoc. of Realtors; mentor Ida Hallerbach
Nicole Petro sponsored by Eulalia Kalush; mentor Margaret Kalush
Ramon Vega sponsored by Rotary Club of Flagler County; mentor Carmen Campanella

This year’s Senior Scholarship Awards Ceremony’s presenting sponsor is Palm Coast Ford. The supporting sponsor is Flagler Palm Coast Kiwanis Club, an organization that has supported the event for 26 years.

For a full list of scholarship recipients, click here.


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