Student Success

Read the stories of amazing students at Seminole State College!

Benjamin Franklin Henry
Benjamin Franklin Henry was born in Oxford, England and emigrated to the United States with his parents at age 7 and graduated from Lake Mary High School in 2014 at age 17.
Cristina Garcia
Cristina Garcia of Lake Mary graduated from Seminole High School and started at Seminole State in 2017.
Valerie Styles
Valerie Styles dropped out of high school after becoming a young mother but never gave up her dream of getting her high school diploma.
Emily Gearhart
Emily Gearhart was born in Ormond Beach and graduated from Deltona High School.
Joshua Buday
Joshua Buday chose to go directly into the workforce after graduating high school in 2004.
Cheryl Kilsheimer
Cheryl Kilsheimer, of Apopka, was prompted to make a career change after learning about a U.S. Department of Labor study that showed healthcare occupations are in high demand.
Shayan Khan
Shayan Khan of Lake Mary grew up in Pakistan and in 2013, began her college career in Texas as an international student, but she had to put her studies on hold for financial reasons and return home in 2015.
Julio Auguste
Julio Auguste, of Altamonte Springs, grew up in Haiti and credits his time volunteering at an orphanage during high school for driving his desire to give back.
Danielle Schwiegerath Head
Danielle Schwiegerath Head,of Orlando, was born with congenital hearing loss, and as an 18-month old baby, she became deaf.
Andrea Avery
Andrea Avery, of Orlando, began her postsecondary educational journey at the College in 2005, but put her studies on hold to focus on her family and support her husband’s military career.

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