SCF Brings Smiles to Senior Awards Ceremonies at Area High Schools

(Bradenton, Fla., May 31, 2016) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) awarded more than $41,000 in scholarships to high school seniors throughout the region during their senior awards ceremonies.

SCF staff and faculty travelled to 13 high school senior awards ceremonies around the region to deliver scholarships throughout May. Each of the scholarship recipients also was honored with a Principal’s Excellence award.

The school, winners and SCF presenters:

Bayshore High

Brooke Davis

Mary DiTaranto

Booker High

Elaine Chang

Thomas Vo

Braden River High

Valerie Padilla

Mark Frakes

Lakewood Ranch High

Madison Semple

Gina Odoardi

Lemon Bay High

Hannah Shreve

Thomas Vo

Manatee High

Gabriel Chawi

Lisa Cesario

North Port High

Jessica Freeman

Rose Fritz

Manatee School for the   Arts

Jasman Reyes

Jodi Doman

Palmetto High

Ashley Moore

Bonnie Rojas

Sarasota Christian

Theodore Mullet

Mark Frakes

Southeast High

Aubrey Villalobos

Brenda Saldana

Suncoast Polytechnical

Zachary Robinson

Michael Cellamare

Venice High

Alexandra Backus

Jennifer Meier

Each of the students received a $3,154 scholarship, which pays for the first year of in-state tuition at SCF. For more information about SCF, visit


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