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12 GED and AHS graduates receive scholarships

Eight Adult High School students and four GED students were awarded scholarships to continue their education at Seminole State College of Florida during a presentation on Friday, April 19.

Adult High School students

  • Candace Cherry, of Sanford, received the Adult High School Scholar Award. Cherry, who earned a 4.0 GPA, plans to become a nurse.
  • Katherine Clark, of Orlando, received the Nana and Herman Klein Scholarship. She will start classes at Seminole State this fall.
  • Devolya Harris, of Sanford, received a Douglas Allen Memorial Scholarship. She will study business administration with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Sofia Kollaian, of Altamonte Springs, received the District Board of Trustees Scholarship. She will complete her Associate in Arts degree at Seminole State and plans to become a forensic investigator.
  • Danielle Rossell, of Sanford, received a Robert J. Schmidt and E.S. Douglas Scholarship. Her goal is to become a nurse.
  • Giovanni Sanchez, of Winter Springs, received the Adult High School Scholar Award. A first-generation college student, Sanchez plans to major in business.
  • Brandon White, of Sanford, received a Douglas Allen Memorial Scholarship. White intends to pursue a pharmacy degree.
  • Sarah Youngblood, of Oviedo, received the Seminole County Sheriff's Office Good Student Incentive Award. She plans to study literature.

GED students

  • Patrick “Joe” Combee, of Orlando, received the GED Success Scholarship. He plans to become a computer programmer. He has already started classes at Seminole State’s Oviedo Campus.
  • Matthew Conway, of Lake Mary, received a Douglas Allen Memorial Scholarship. He will pursue his Associate in Arts degree on his way to a bachelor’s degree in business.
  • Robert Kelly, of Sanford, received a Robert J. Schmidt and E.S. Douglas Scholarship. He wants to become a mechanical engineer.
  • Lisa Swoop, of Winter Springs, received the Seminole Spokes, Inc., Award. She will start classes this summer toward her goal of becoming a pharmacist.

Seminole State’s School of Academic Foundations offers:

  • Year-round GED preparatory classes to adult students.
  • An Adult High School program that provides students a personalized education, including tutoring, counseling and dual enrollment opportunities.
  • English Language Studies programs that help students reach personal, educational and professional goals and that are scheduled to accommodate busy work and home lives.

For more information on these programs at Seminole State College, please visit the Adult Education website, or call 407.708.2153.

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