Carter Kassis, an eighth grader at Wellington Landings Middle School, was recently named a 2023 Carson Scholar. Less than 500 total students in grades 5 through 12 across the country were named a first-time Carson Scholar this year.
Kassis will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward college, a medal, a trophy and a banquet ceremony on April 3 in West Palm Beach. He can reapply for the scholarship for the next four years. The scholarship is based on an essay, academic GPA and service to the community.
Kassis and his family thank the WLMS staff members who nominated him for this prestigious award, particularly teacher Karen Epstein, who wrote a heartfelt recommendation letter for the scholarship.
The Carson Scholars Fund was founded in 1994 by Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy. Learn more about the program at www.carsonscholars.org.