Take Stock in Children Graduates Receive More Than $470,000 in College Scholarships
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will host a luncheon on Monday, May 5th, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater to celebrate the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program’s 2014 graduating class. A class of 32 seniors will be awarded four-year college tuition scholarships, with a value of more than $470,000, through The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools’ Take Stock in Children Program.
“These students have demonstrated through hard work, determination, and a positive vision for the future, that they deserve the applause of the community,” says Marshall T. Bower, President & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. “They have reached a milestone in their lives… graduation from high school, and they are well-prepared for the next stepping stone toward a bright future, college!”
Originally selected as scholarship recipients in either sixth or ninth grade, these high school graduates have honored their contracts to maintain good grades, remain crime-free, drug-free, and meet regularly with an assigned mentor. All Take Stock in Children applicants come to the program in at-risk situations, from low-income homes, attending Lee County District Schools. Upon graduation, each student will a receive four-year college tuition scholarship. Students will be joined by family, donors, mentors and the community as they are recognized for their accomplishments.
The Lee County Take Stock in Children Graduates 2014 from Lehigh Acres Schools are:
Jason Churaman – East Lee County High
Jade Foryst – Lehigh Senior High
Anthony Napodano – Lehigh Senior High
Anthony Sanchez – Lehigh Senior High