2015 Leaders 4 Life Fellows

Meet the 2015 Leaders for Life Fellows


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    Alexis Smith A Take Stock in Children scholar, Alexis Smith graduated from Pine View School in 2015 with a 4.83 GPA while also being enrolled at the State College of Florida. She was a member of the National Honor Society, National Hispanic Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. She volunteered as a Sunday school teacher at Sarasota Christian Church and interned with Critical Vet Care. ...Read More
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    Christian Vallejo A Take Stock in Children scholar, Christian Vallejo graduated from Palmetto Ridge High School in 2015 with a 5.13 GPA, ranked 7th in his class, and while attending Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). He was a member of the Palmetto Ridge Spanish National Honor Society and the FGCU National Honor Society. He was also the founding president for the FGCU chapter of the American Red Cross. Christian now attends the Emory University and plans to graduate in 2019. ...Read More
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    Gabriela Cruz A Take Stock in Children scholar, Gabby Crus graduated from the Career Academy thru Marion Technical Institute in 2015 with a 3.91 GPA and ranked 9th in her class. She was an executive officer of the National Junior ROTC and worked part-time at Panera Bread. Gabby also interned at the Public Education Foundation and was an influential member of the Save our Schools campaign in Marion County. ...Read More
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    Jessie James King A Take Stock in Children scholar, Jessie King graduated Bay High School in 2015 as part of a Prestigious Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) program. She graduated with a 4.34 GPA and ranked 16th in her class. She is a very accomplished vocalist and was selected for Florida’s All-State choir for 2 years. She was also a member of the Beta Club, Latin Honor Society, and Key Club. ...Read More
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    Keilly Paola Pulgar A Take Stock in Children scholar, Keilly Pulgar graduated from Braulio Alonso High School in 2015 with a 6.18 GPA and ranked third in her class. She was Senior Class President, Blood Drive Coordinator for HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and Team Co-Captain for Relay for Life. Prior to finishing school, back in 2011, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and underwent chemotherapy for 2 ½ years until being declared cancer free in June of 2013. ...Read More
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    Paul Muo A Take Stock in Children scholar, Paul Muo graduated from Atlantic Technical Center in 2015 with a 4.38 GPA. He was Vice President of his senior class and an active member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta organization. Despite facing much adversity as the main caretaker for his mother, Paul also managed to tutor his fellow peers. Paul now attends the University of Southern California and plans to graduate in May of 2019. ...Read More

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