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GCSC to recognize Pathways to Success scholarship winners

Gulf Coast State College has announced the recipients of the Pathways to Success Scholarship, a program designed to support students in their transition from high school to college. 

Developed in 2016, the scholarship program aims to enhance college readiness and provide mentorship for students in Gulf and Franklin counties.

The nine recipients to be recognized on Thursday morning, May 16 at 10 a.m. ET on the Gulf/Franklin Campus at the Gulf Coast State College Board of Trustees meeting include:

  • Franklin County High School: Laelah Carranza, Onamae Millender, and Ansley Savage
  • Port St. Joe High School: Leonard “CJ” Conway, Jr., Danica Kelly, and Zhyion Quinn 
  • Wewahitchka High School: Desirae Causey, Haylee Webb, and Avery Davis

Established through collaboration between the Alfred I DuPont Foundation, Gulf Coast State College, Gulf Coast State College Foundation, Franklin County School District, and Gulf County School District, the Pathways to Success Scholarship will support first-generation college students who demonstrate academic achievement, personal integrity, and extracurricular involvement throughout middle and high school.

“We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of our Pathways to Success Scholarship recipients,” said Kristal Smallwood, director of Gulf Franklin Center at Gulf Coast State College. “These students have demonstrated dedication to their education and personal goals, and we are proud to support them as they pursue their academic and career goals.”For more information, please contact Kristal Smallwood at ksmallwoo@gulfcoast.edu or (850) 227-9670 ext. 5503.

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