The 2012 scholarship recipients are: 1st place, Lyneshia Watson of Seminole High School. She has a 3.2 GPA and plans to attend Florida A&M University and become an English Teacher. Recently she began writing creatively and has developed a special interest in reading and writing. Her school involvement and volunteer work include Meals on Wheels, tutoring a 5th grader, Delta Gems, Ladies of Seminole, the Tribe, United Nations Club and the Gospel Choir.
2nd place, Rebekah Garnes of Winter Springs High School. She has a 3.8 GPA, and plans to attend Florida Gulf Coast University and major in art with emphasis in graphic design, and combine art with technology and business. Her school involvement and volunteer work include the Art Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Social Studies Honor Society, National Honor Society, Harvest Time International, Pennies for Puppies, Toys for Tots, and Help for Haiti Relief. Rebekah plans to be the 2nd female in her family to graduate from college.
3rd place, Kendria Lewis of Lake Howell High School. She has a 3.9 GPA and plans to attend the University of South Florida and major in business and political science, with the ultimate goal of becoming a corporate lawyer. Her school and community involvement include church, charities, the MS Walk, Black Achievement, Cultural Club, Business Professionals of America and 4 years in leadership.
3rd place, Khadijah Williams of Crooms Academy of Information Technology. She has a 3.3 GPA and plans to attend Seminole State College for 2 years and transfer to Stetson University to study law. Her dream is to have her own law firm. She has a passion to help people; her school and community involvement include Boys and Girls Club, Harvest Time International, Year Book, Outstanding Student Award, Dance Team and Step Team.
3rd place, Paris Davis of Seminole High School. She has a 2.9 GPA and plans to attend Florida A&M University and study nursing. Paris is specifically interested in becoming a neo-natal nurse and work with premature babies. In her community service work, she has participated in fundraisers for the Dance Team, and Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society. Her school activities include soccer, cheerleading, and the Dazzlers Dance Team.
These young ladies were awarded scholarships to attend the school of their choice; we wish them much success in their endeavors. The Sanford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Scholarship Committee expresses thanks to all who participated in this special program; Dr. Barbara Kirby-Bentley, President.