By Sharon Aron Baron
Four outstanding Broward County high school students have been awarded scholarships from the Broward League of Cities (BLOC) totaling $4,000.
The scholarships are designed to help support students passionate about municipal government as they pursue their college studies.
Bob Mayersohn, President of the Broward League of Cities and Parkland city commissioner, said this year’s scholarship recipients had shown their eagerness to embrace a higher level of civic education and be a part of their community’s success.
“The League is honored to support these future changemakers as they begin their college careers,” he added.
This year’s recipients were selected from a pool of impressive applicants. Each demonstrated a commitment to their community through leadership, communication, and judgment skills.
Taylor Aks, a Parkland resident, is attending Florida Atlantic University High School and has a 4.00 GPA. She plans to pursue a business management degree and attend law school to help represent communities.
Jorge Altuna, a Weston resident, attends Cypress Bay High School with a 4.1 GPA. He plans to major in political science and public policy to encourage positive change in his community.
Sophia Safrin, a Cooper City resident, currently attends Cooper City High School with a 3.93 GPA. She plans to major in international affairs and pursue a career as a foreign service officer.
Lastly, Gianna Villella, a Hollywood resident, is attending Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School with a 4.59 GPA. She plans to pursue a career in engineering.
For the past 11 years, the Broward League of Cities Scholarship Program has provided financial assistance to future municipal leaders in Broward County, with a total of approximately $54,000 awarded to date.
To learn more about the Broward League of Cities and its mission to support municipal government in Broward County, visit browardleague.org.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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