Michelle McNab-Hemans, JFG Treasure Hunter at Hallandale Beach High School, just announced that her students have earned over $340,000 in college with more still anticipated.
“It is safe to say that many of our students cannot possibly conceive that these sorts of awards can actually happen to them,” said Ms. McNab-Hemans.
Women of Tomorrow awarded Ladoria Lynch a full academic ride to help her realize her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. Oleh Makarenko was awarded $64,000 by the NOVA Southeastern University Dean’s Scholarship fund.
Broward College awarded $15,000 each to Taijah Billings and Brittany Jones for academic excellence. Carolina Bento was awarded $6,500 from the University of Florida Douglas Turner grant.
Six students were awarded $4,000 each from the College Incentive Fund while four others were awarded $2,500 from the Education Advancement Fund. While several other students were awarded support through the Hallandale Beach Rotary, Comcast, One Blood Scholarship and Sheridan Technical College.
Success like this takes a team of supporters. The JFG students worked hand-in-hand the Brace Advisor (Mrs. Watson-Wilkin), Guidance Director (Mr. Mellerson) and the entire Guidance Department. The team enjoyed strong support from the administrators (Mrs. Pinckney, Mrs. Igberaese, Mr. Gillespie and Mrs. Sherman) as well.
“In addition, the members of the Florida International University Black Law Students Association Mentoring Program made a huge impact on our students,” said Ms. McNab-Hemans.
All of the JFG students complete the FAFSA application and apply to a minimum of one college during their senior year.