Sanford, Fla. – The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools’ Take Stock in Children – a state-wide program dedicated to providing mentors, and ultimately college scholarships, to students with limited economic resources – recently celebrated the graduation of 14 college-bound seniors. The event was hosted by Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and dinner was provided by Outback Steakhouse.
Take Stock scholarships, which are awarded to pre-selected recipients, help fund two years at a community college and two years at a state university. To qualify, participants must earn high grades, maintain good conduct, remain drug and alcohol free, and meet with an adult mentor on a weekly basis throughout high school. The Foundation, which sponsors the program on a local level, has assisted in funding 254 college scholarships since the program’s inception in 1997.
This year’s graduates include Sabiha Kassam from Crooms Academy of Information Technology; Teddy Doodnauth from Hagerty High School; Wendy Abreu and Ariel Rizzatti from Lake Howell High School; Kayla Henry, Andrew Rahmann, Stephanie Romero, James Rutherford and Nichole Rutherford from Lyman High School; Jessica Huggins from Oviedo High School; Clarissa Williams and Jessica Williams from Seminole State College Adult High School; and Jasmine Brown and Cody McCauslin from Winter Springs High School.
For more information on Take Stock in Children or any of The Foundation’s programs, contact Eric Geboff, Executive Director at 407-320-0180, or visit The Foundation’s web site at tfsc.dev.findsomewinmore.com. The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations may be tax deductible.