Student Success Stories

Jorden Holland

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County: Okaloosa

University of Florida
Class of 2017



A Take Stock in Children scholar, Jorden Holland graduated from Collegiate High School in 2014 as number 1 in her class. She also held a 4.65 GPA and received her AA at the same time as her high school diploma. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa at Northwest Florida College and NHS. Jorden also received Bright Futures, a Pell Grant, and numerous academic honor awards. While in school she also volunteered with the Okaloosa Summer Feeding Program and “Grace Rides.” She now attends the University of Florida and plans to graduate in 2017. Jorden’s top goals for 2016-2017 are: complete her senior thesis on Spiny mice regeneration in her undergraduate lab and be admitted into a graduate program for genetics. Her most recent accomplishment is also her most proud, completing a year of research in her lab and she still has one more to look forward to. She is also proud of her involvement in the Gainesville community through the Golden Key Honor Society. In the future she hopes to work in a genetic research laboratory where she can do research on gene therapy for birth defects.

University of Florida
Class of 2017



A Take Stock in Children scholar, Jorden Holland graduated from Collegiate High School in 2014 as number 1 in her class. She also held a 4.65 GPA and received her AA at the same time as her high school diploma. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa at Northwest Florida College and NHS. Jorden also received Bright Futures, a Pell Grant, and numerous academic honor awards. While in school she also volunteered with the Okaloosa Summer Feeding Program and “Grace Rides.” She now attends the University of Florida and plans to graduate in 2017. Jorden’s top goals for 2016-2017 are: complete her senior thesis on Spiny mice regeneration in her undergraduate lab and be admitted into a graduate program for genetics. Her most recent accomplishment is also her most proud, completing a year of research in her lab and she still has one more to look forward to. She is also proud of her involvement in the Gainesville community through the Golden Key Honor Society. In the future she hopes to work in a genetic research laboratory where she can do research on gene therapy for birth defects.

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