Student Success Stories

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    Jacquelynn Shelton Take Stock in Children scholar, Jacquelynn Shelton graduated from Gulf High School in 2014 with a 4.3 GPA, high school and IB diplomas, and an A.A. degree. She was a member of the National History Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and Interact Club. ...Read More
  • Janet Pineda
    Janet Pineda As a child of a single, migrant parent, Janet had aspirations to go to college but had no idea how she could afford it. No one in her family had traveled that path. Originally from a small town in western Mexico, Janet’s mother moved her and her four siblings to the United States in search of a better life. ...Read More
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    Jared Torres In the 6th grade, Jared Torres participated in the Annual Rally in Tally, an annual student event in Tallahassee. Traveling with other students from Broward County, Jared toured the State Capitol and met with Government leaders. ...Read More
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    Jean Monecla High School Senior Jean Monecla, a scholar with Take Stock in Children’s Palm Beach program was determined not to be a statistic. Growing up without a father and raised by a teenage mother, Jean knew his road to success would not be without its obstacles and challenges. ...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
  • Jonathan
    Jonathan Montes de Oca My life changed when I was called up to the principal's office in eighth grade to learn I had been accepted into the Take Stock program and was going to have an opportunity to go to college. ...Read More
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    Jorden Holland 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. ...Read More
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    Jovani Hernandez A Take Stock in Children scholar, Jovani Hernandez graduated from High School in 2014 in Highlands County with a 4.96 GPA and ranked number 2 in his class. While in school he also dual enrolled, was NHS President, Varsity Soccer Co-Captain, a member of Key Club, on the Cross Country Team, and was voted for the Homecoming Court. ...Read More
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    Katty Pierre-Charles A Take Stock in Children scholar, Katty Pierre-Charles is from Bradenton, Florida in Manatee County. She graduated from High School in 2013 with a 4.5 GPA and was chosen as a Florida Girls State delegate. She also placed first in the Lockheed Martin Manatee Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Katty now attends the University of South Florida and plans to graduate in May of 2018. ...Read More
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    Kaylee Mancillas A Take Stock in Children scholar, Kaylee Mancillas is from Wauchula, Florida in Hardee County. She graduated from High School in 2013 with a 4.35 GPA. She was President of the National Honor Society, Student Council Senior Class Vice President, and was nominated for Homecoming Queen. She attends the University of Central Florida and plans to graduate in May of 2017. ...Read More


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