– West Palm Beach, FL - The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office recently held its 27th annual College Scholarship (Virtual) Awards ceremony. Six outstanding high school seniors (from Palm Beach County) received $1,500 each to be used toward their college education.
- Gema Cervantes of Glades Central High School, will be attending Florida Atlantic University.
- Sebastian Fernandez of A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, will be attending Dartmouth College.
- Fabio Louis of Glades Central High School , will be attending the University of South Florida.
- Beatrice Mattison-Santos of Palm Beach Gardens High School, will be attending Palm Beach State College.
- Charlene Mbaeri of A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, will be attending Pomona College.
- Jaylen Sanders of American Heritage High School, will be attending the University of Miami.
“Congratulations all of our recipients,” said Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks, CFA, AAS. These students demonstrated outstanding academic achievements while establishing a passion and commitment of service to their communities,” said Jacks.
Since 1994, the PAO has awarded more than $145,000 in college scholarships. The event is particularly special to the PAO, because the money raised for the scholarships is 100% funded by the employees who participate in, “Friday Dress Casual Day”, a volunteer donation program.
For the 2020 scholarship program, more than 50 eligible applications were received and reviewed by our volunteer employee committee. These six high-achieving, exceptional students demonstrated excellence in academic ability, persistence, leadership, and service to others.
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