Take Stock in Children 2013 Nassau County Graduates were recognized for high school achievements with scholarships and awards.
Nassau County, FL – Take Stock in Children Nassau’s high school graduates will be attending college this fall with more than just their program scholarship. Each of the four high schools in the county has Take Stock scholars who have been given as many as four other scholarships or awards to attend the college or vocational program of their choosing.
From Fernandina Beach High School; Wendall McGahee was awarded the $1,000 Rychard-Lottie Annie Cook scholarship and the Southern housing scholarship at FAMU valued at $40,000. He also received the Principal’s Award and 2013 Class Leadership Award. Ivey Wallace earned a Bright Futures scholarship and was recognized for scoring 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam. Katie Davis received a $64,000 Dean’s Award from Stetson University. Katie, and Deonna Clinton also received Band Awards.
From Hilliard Middle-Senior High School; Cody Beaver, Sarah Miller, Melanie Mulls and Melissa Mulls earned Bright Futures scholarships.
From West Nassau High School; Heather Bennett received a $500 Falcon Health award and a French Honor Society award. Georgia Lavender received the Eddie Reynolds Vocational Scholarship, a $2500 Fernandina Beach Rotary Club Scholarship and the Principal’s Leadership Award. Stevie Carter received a Senior Academic Award and a Future Business Leaders of America award. All three were awarded their Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) and earned Bright Futures Scholarships. Zana Humphries received awards from the Future Business Leaders of America, French Honor Society and the US Army along with the I.S. Science Scholarship Award and a Leadership Award from Alabama State University. Dalton Rapoza received a WNHS Band Award.
From Yulee High School; Amber Standridge received the $1,000 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) scholarship, a $250 award from the YHS Foundation and a Microsoft Office Specialist award. Frances Rivera-Pacheco was given a University of Tampa Spartan Scholarship valued at $5,000, as well as an Excellence in Newspaper Journalism and Top 10 YHS Hornets awards. Both ladies, along with Michael Pietrusiak, were all given National Honor Society recognition. Destini Williams and Chloe Cooper each received HOSA/CNA awards. Gina Rodriguez received a $1,000 scholarship from the Amelia Island Art Association, a Microsoft Office Specialist award, a YHS Outstanding Artist award, a Top 10 YHS Hornets award and The United States President’s Award for Educational Achievements.