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The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools holds Take Stock in Children Graduation Luncheon

May 4, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

On Monday April, 30, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools recognized 33 high school seniors graduating from the Take Stock in Children Program. The graduates will receive a four-year, college tuition scholarship with a total value of approximately $560,000. The luncheon serves as an opportunity for parents, mentors and members of the business community to recognize the students for having met the requirements of the program.

The School District of Lee County Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins and Foundation President & CEO Marshall Bower delivered encouraging words to the graduates, along with keynote speaker Larry Hart from the Lee County Tax Collector who also had an inspirational message to share.

"These outstanding students all maintained high GPAs and fulfilled their promise to be good citizens of our community," said Bower. "Equipped with a college education ,they will become out next leaders and decision makers!"

Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a statewide scholarship program that provides a unique opportunity for deserving, low-income, at risk youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education.

Lee County students enter the program in 6th or 9th grade and are required to sign a contract and meet specific expectations. Students are provided with caring volunteer mentors who remain continuously involved with students by providing ongoing educational and career counseling. Having met all of the program's requirements, students are awarded a four-year college tuition scholarship upon graduation.

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2018 Take Stock in Children

scholarship recipients

Genesis Acevedo, Mariner High

Adriana Amaris, Fort Myers High

Angela Amaro, North Fort Myers High

Jerrica Bornelus, Fort Myers High

Timothy Brett, North Fort Myers High

Clarice Cenac, Estero High

Karinna Chaluisant, East Lee County High

Kayla Cruz, South Fort Myers High

Nehemiah Darrett, Mariner High

Melissa Delmasse, Fort Myers High

Cameron Dietter, Dunbar High

Arlene Grave DePeralta, Cape Coral High

Ayanna Harvin, Cape Coral High

Danielle Hernandez, Mariner High

Lakheria Hines, Cape Coral High

Rahkeem Jacques-Louis, Dunbar High

Tyler Lackey, South Fort Myers High

Annie Leon, East Lee County High

Ronald Lopez, Estero High

Isabella Montoya-Bedoya, North Fort Myers High

Avie Montoya-Bedoya, North Fort Myers High

Alianna Ortiz, Fort Myers High

Jennifer Oxier, East Lee County High

Marcus Pierre, Cypress Lake High

Christina Presmy, Island Coast High

Tymisha Robinson, Lehigh Senior High

Alice Rolston, North Fort Myers High

Vanessa Sandoval, Estero High

Cyrus Santiago, Fort Myers High

Brittney Stanley, Fort Myers High

Michelle Taylor, Estero High

Breana Vega, Lehigh Senior High

Tasya Wallace, Lehigh Senior High

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is a private, 501(c)3 organization established in 1986. Its mission is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources, and experiences made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships. The Foundation is rated as a 4-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator. Find us online at www.lee school, on Twitter @FoundationLCPS, and on Facebook.



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