Palm Beach County Sports Commission Announces Scholarship Winners

Jacob Coby Farhi

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission recently announced this year’s winners of its third annual scholarship awards.

This scholarship is for students who exemplify sportsmanship, teamwork, citizenship and character development as accomplished through sports, sports activities, a healthy lifestyle and dedication to physical fitness.

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission Scholarship of $2,500 has been awarded to each of four Palm Beach County graduating seniors who have been accepted into a four-year university or college. Each Palm Beach County school was able to nominate two students for this scholarship opportunity.

“Choosing from such an academically accomplished pool of candidates was extremely difficult. This scholarship illustrates how the qualities of character, teamwork and leadership developed through participation in sports can have a positive impact on their work in the classroom.” Sports Commission Scholarship Committee Chairman Guy Quattlebaum said.

The following students are the 2019 Palm Beach County Sports Commission scholarship award winners:

Jacob Coby Farhi graduated from Palm Beach Central High School with a 5.55 GPA and was ranked first in his class. He was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, National Federation of Temple Youth and the National Honor Society. He participated in volleyball and soccer during his high school career. Farhi will be attending the University of Florida in the fall.

Rebekah Brawley graduated from Cardinal Newman High School with a 5.23 GPA and was an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate who ranked second in her class. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Honor Council, National Spanish Honor Society as well as the Student ACES Leadership Program. She was a four-year varsity soccer letterman and the senior captain of her team. Brawley will be attending Emory University in the fall.

Chase Correia graduated from Atlantic High School with a 5.45 GPA and was an International Baccalaureate diploma candidate who ranked third in his class, as well as scored a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. He was a four-year varsity soccer player and was captain of the team. He was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America and the National Honor Society. Correia has not committed to a university yet but was accepted into Northwestern University.

Shea Poloskey graduated from Olympic Heights High School with a 5.12 GPA and was ranked fourth in his class. Poloskey was a triple threat athlete who participated in football, soccer and volleyball and was the captain of both his football and volleyball teams. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Olympic Advanced Placement Academy, Finance Academy and the Spanish Honor Society. Poloskey will be attending the University of Florida in the fall.

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