Student Success Stories

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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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    Kelly Turner With big dreams of graduating college and becoming a politician so he can be an agent of change in his community, country and world, Kelly Turner, a Take Stock in Children scholar with the Lee County program, is on track as a highs school graduate bound for college. But, his pathway to success wasn’t always certain. ...Read More
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    Lucero Torres A Take Stock in Children scholar, Lucero Torres graduated from Lake Placid High School in 2014 dually enrolled and with a 5.28 GPA, ranking third in her class. She was Vice-President of the National Honor Society and was a member of the National Hispanic Honor Society. ...Read More
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    Maria Cami Rincon A Take Stock in Children scholar, Maria Cami Rincon is from Broward County and graduated from Pompano Beach High School in 2011. Maria began her journey by moving to the U.S. from Colombia when she was just 8 years old. She spent her high school year’s participating in Student Government, serving as President and Vice President of the Key Club, and was the Student Advisor to the Broward County School Board. ...Read More
  • Mary Green
    Mary Green A Take Stock in Children scholar, Mary Green, is from Marion County and graduated from High School in 2016. She went on to attend Florida State University and is hoping to finish her first year with the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA or higher. She also hopes to get involved with atleast one intramural sport and club while working on acceptance into the College of Social Work. ...Read More
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    Meher Farooq An aspiring and ambitious student, Meher Farooq had grown up dreaming of becoming a doctor. As a kid, she researched health issues for her parents to help them with their medical treatments. Full of curiosity, Meher spent countless hours studying the world of medicine. She felt like a pioneer in her studies because no one in her family had ever pursued medicine. ...Read More
  • Melkevia Morris
    Melkevia Ivey Melkevia Ivey was the youngest and the first in her family to go to college. Melkevia’s life changed when she became a Take Stock in Children scholar in the Duval County program. With a mentor and the promise of a scholarship, Melkevia became confident in school and soon discovered her love for numbers and accounting. After she graduated high school, she pursued an accounting degree at Florida A&M University. Melkevia didn’t stop there. ...Read More
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    Paisley Greer A Take Stock in Children scholar, Paisley Greer is from Citrus County. She graduated from High School in 2016 and went on to attend the University of Florida. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s in Music, Masters in Entrepreneurship, Minor in Leadership, and Minor in Theater. Her overall goal for 2016-2017 is to not only obtain high grades but also truly absorb the knowledge she is receiving. ...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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    Sara Gaver Sara Gaver, a TSIC alumna of the Volusia Program, was recently named Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2015. Born with a physical disability called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita which results in joint contractures and muscle weakness, Sara operates a power wheelchair with her head. Throughout her early years of life, Sara's parents had always been her advocates. "They don't see my disability as a disability; they see me for all of my abilities." ...Read More


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