Flagler County's Portuguese American Educational Society awarded scholarships totaling $23,000 to 10 Flagler County students at its annual scholarship dinner and golf tournament on Oct. 7.
The dinner, held at the Portuguese American Cultural Center, was attended by Francisco Duarte Lopes, the Portugal ambassador to the United States, according to a press release from PAES.
This is PAES' 12th year awarding scholarships. So far, the PAES has awarded a total of $269,000 in 137 scholarships, according to the press release. The scholarships are supported through “The North vs South Golf Tournament,” among other sources.
Below are the recipients of the 2023 PAES Scholarships:
Alex Camacho, 19, received an academic undergraduate scholarship and the Marco F. Branquinho “It’s a Beautiful Day to Save Lives” medicine scholarship.
Edwin Vinicio Moncayo Jr. received a cultural undergraduate scholarship and was the first recipient of a memorial scholarship, the Stephen Carneiro Scholarship, for technical or vocational fields.
The following students received an academic undergraduate scholarship: Briana Esteves, 21; Liana Fernandes, 21; Marisa Nicole Jesus, 18; Emily Katherine Madalena, 18; Kevin Prata, 20; Raquel Torrão, 20.
The following students received a cultural undergraduate scholarship: Soraya Nicole Filipe, 18; and Ethan Meister-Barbosa, 20.