The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office recently held its 26th annual college scholarship awards ceremony and awarded six outstanding high school seniors from Palm Beach County with scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. The winners were:
• Samir Ahmed of Boynton Beach High School, who will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
• Gabriela Carrazana of John I. Leonard High School, who will be attending the University of Florida.
• Chase Correia of Atlantic High School, who will be attending Northwestern University.
• Marco Peric of Palm Beach Central High School, who will be attending the University of Central Florida Honors College.
• Jaciah Rashid of Santaluces High School, who will be attending the University of Florida.
• Sonia Z. Rivera of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, who will be attending the University of Florida.
“Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients,” Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks said. “They are truly exceptional, and I wish them much success in their future educational and career goals.”
Since 1994, the office has awarded nearly $140,000 in college scholarships. The money raised for the scholarships is 100 percent funded by the employees who participate in Friday Dress Casual Day, a volunteer donation program.
For the 2019 scholarship program, more than 90 eligible applications were received and reviewed by a volunteer employee committee. These six high-achieving, exceptional students demonstrated excellence in academic ability, persistence, leadership and service to others.