Take Stock In Children Names Students Who Will Receive Scholarships

September 19, 2016

The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation and Take Stock in Children recently introduced 24 new scholarship recipients at the annual Take Stock Kick-Off Dinner.   There are now a total of 125 students in grades 7-12 in Escambia County’s program.   Students will receive a college scholarship upon graduation from high school as long as they maintain good grades, attendance and citizenship, remain crime and drug free, and meet weekly with a volunteer community mentor.

Take Stock in Children is a statewide non-profit organization that provides “scholarships, mentors and hope” to deserving young people selected through a need-based application process through the public middle schools at the end of their sixth grade year.   Scholarship donations from local foundations, organizations, businesses and individuals are matched dollar-for-dollar when scholarships are purchased from Florida Prepaid College Foundation each year and are held until students successfully graduate high school.

The newly selected students include:

  • Bailey Middle – Madison Hayes, Matthew Setzer, Cora Smithkey, Hannah Thorne
  • Bellview Middle – Trexton Smith
  • Brown Barge Middle – Rebecca Kurau, Tho Pham, Aidan Sidner-Palafox, Gabrielle Vines
  • Ernest Ward Middle – Miyhanna Davidson, Jonathan Gibbs, Paige Gibbs, Harley Walker
  • Escambia High – Sierra Rugg
  • Ferry Pass Middle – Emma Booth, Chelsea Hotopp, Paige Hotopp
  • Ransom Middle – Lindsay Holmquist, Makia Samuel
  • Warrington Middle – LaDarrien Kimble
  • Woodham Middle – Jakiah Henderson-Young, Centyah Moye
  • WorkmanMiddle – Adrianna Blackmon, Elise Brandon

Pictured: (first row) Jonathan Gibbs, Rebecca Kurau, Centyah Moye, Madison Hayes, Paige Gibbs, Elise Brandon, (second row) Lindsay Holmquist, Tho Pham, Aiden Sidner-Palafox, Trexton Smith, Matthew Setzer, (third row) Adrianna Blackmon, Miyhana Davidson, Emma Booth, Chelsea Hotopp, Cora Smithkey, Gabrielle Vines, (back row) Paige Hotopp, LaDarrien Kimble, Sierra Rugg, Makia Samuel, Harley Walker, Hannah Thorne  Not Pictured:  Jakiah Henderson-Young. Courtesy photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Take Stock In Children Names Students Who Will Receive Scholarships”

  1. Emjay on September 19th, 2016 5:53 pm

    Is it only for first generation college students?

  2. Bonnie Exner on September 19th, 2016 3:46 pm

    Great program available to first generation college students..Craig and I have 5 high schoolers between us at NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL…IF INTERESTED CALL SALLY LEE,ESCAMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AT 850-469-5458.

  3. Deedee on September 19th, 2016 7:01 am

    Congratulations to all. Good job.

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