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Students in SCF’s College Reach-Out Program Recognized

(Bradenton, Fla., May 15, 2018) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) honored graduating seniors from area high schools and other students in the College Reach-Out Program (CROP) at the 20th annual CROP Awards ceremony at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center.

As a preview to the May 1 event, Jessica Torsell, special programs specialist for CROP, and Barbara Noda, an SCF film student, produced a video highlighting the year’s events and students’ goals. Richard Barnhouse, vice president student services and enrollment management, welcomed students and their families, and CROP alumni and SCF students Shawenda Alexis and Mario Brunetti were the featured speakers.

Laura Roberts, Mistress of Ceremonies for the program and college and career advisor, Bayshore High School, introduced the site coordinators, who gave school presentations and announced Students of the Year.

CROP Students of the Year, listed by school, are:

Bayshore High School

Jefferson Dor

Booker High School

Grecia Quevedo

Lee Middle School

Antonio Resendiz II

Manatee High School

Claunishia Petival

Palmetto High School

Lysette Alanis

Riverview High School

Tavares Campbell

Southeast High School

Catelaine Laguerre

Other Participants

Leonardo Reynoso

CROP site coordinators from participating schools are Lem Andrews from Booker High School; Sandra Alanis from Manatee High School; Rui Fernandes from Palmetto High School; Tommie Wheeler from Riverview High School; Laura Roberts from Bayshore High School; Keenan Wooten from Lee Middle School, and Dwight Gilmer from Southeast High School.

CROP, a statewide program funded through a grant from the Florida Department of Education, is designed to increase the number of students who successfully complete postsecondary education.

Of the 43 seniors in this year’s program, 41 plan to continue their education, and two will join the military. Twenty-one will start college in June through SCF’s Summer Bridge Program. The seniors have qualified to each receive $1,000 scholarships to attend SCF in the summer. CROP graduates who attend SCF also are eligible to receive tuition and book scholarships.

For more information, contact Kristen L. Anderson, director of special programs at SCF, at AnderskL@SCF.edu.

1. Dwight Gilmer of Southeast present Catelaine Laguerre with the Student of the Year Medal.

Dwight Gilmer of Southeast presents Catelaine Laguerre with the Student of the Year Medal. 

2. Jefferson Dor receives the Student of the Year medal from Ashley Alexandre, last year’s winner, as Laura Roberts looks on.

Jefferson Dor receives the Student of the Year medal from Ashley Alexandre, last year’s winner, as Laura Roberts looks on.

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