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Ten students receive $23,000 in scholarships through Antonio Amaral Foundation

The Antonio Amaral Foundation has awarded 235 scholarships totaling $379,500.
by: Guest Writer

By: Maria Elizabeth Frazao Pereira

The Antonio Amaral Foundation celebrated its 16th annual scholarship ceremony on Saturday, June 11, recognizing 10 students who received a total of $23,000 this year.

This year's recipients and their academic majors are:

  • Raquel Elisa Torrão, 19, studying accounting at the University of Tampa
  • Natalie Ann Kehle, 19, studying education at Florida Atlantic University
  • Briana C. Esteves, 20, studying interior design at Seminole State College
  • Victor Ryan Torrão, 21, studying food and beverage service management at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Destiny Gonçalves, 21, studying nursing at Daytona State College
  • Nicole Nabiço, 21, studying education at University of Central Florida
  • Brittany Sebastião, 18, entering Florida Atlantic University to study business management
  • Tanner Paulo, 17, entering University of North Florida to study sports medicine to then pursue physical therapy
  • Annalisa Emilia Pereira, 20, studying business administration at Capella University Florida
  • Serinna Meister, 21, studying for a masters in accounting and finance at Jacksonville University

Mayor David Alfin and Sheriff Rick Staly addressed recipients with a few inspiring words, and School Board members Janet McDonald and Jill Woolbright, as well as Funcionário da Embaixada e Consulado Espaço Portugal, João Queimado, joined in as well.

Including Saturday's awards and $1,000 that was previously awarded to local high schools, the Antonio Amaral Foundation has awarded 235 scholarships totaling $379,500.


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