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Youth Scholarship Program winners announced

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation (PBCSF) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Youth Scholarship Program. Ten Palm Beach County high school seniors, all of whom were nominated by a sworn employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, will receive $2,000 scholarships for their freshman year of college. Each scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years of college or trade school. This is the third year of the program, so after next year, the PBCSF Youth Scholarship Program will be distributing $80,000 a year in scholarships.

Here is our third class of scholarship winners:

• Randi Goldman, Santaluces Community High School, Valencia College;

• Tyrielle Jarmon, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, Florida State University;

• Jocabed Martinez, Pahokee High School, University of Florida;

• Sydney McTier, Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, Florida A&M University;

• Lissett Paniagua, Pahokee High School, Florida State University;

• Tyler Reis, Royal Palm Beach Community High School, Palm Beach State College;

• Juanye Samuels, Glades Central Community High School, Fort Valley State University;

• Herlandes Sebastien, Santaluces Community High School, Palm Beach State College;

• Teon Smith, Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, Morehouse College;

• Vincent Weiss, Park Vista Community High School, University of North Florida.

The students will receive their scholarships and be recognized at a luncheon on March 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the International Polo Club in Wellington.

Rick Seymour, Chairman of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation said, “We are very excited about our Youth Scholarship Program…we received dozens of applications. As a charitable organization, we want to give back to the community, and we feel there is no better way to do that than by helping deserving students further their education.”

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that helps underprivileged children through such programs as Shop with a Cop and Youth Scholarships. Our support for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office enhances deputy safety by subsidizing new equipment that might otherwise be unattainable. In addition, the Foundation has provided great support for the K-9, Domestic Violence, and Gang Units, and we assist PBSO employees in times of need.

For more information about the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation, please visit PBCSF.org