The opportunity made available through Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is astronomical in its scope for well-being of all as the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program announces the entire list of students selected for the GMS Class of 2014 in a recent press release which revealed students from the Treasure Coast and Palm Beach County.
Hailing from Lincoln Park Academy in St. Lucie County (the original name and location of the once segregated all black Negro school) Robert Bacchus Jr., was recently named a 2014 Gates Millennium Scholar among 1,000 students chosen from a pool of 52,000, making this year’s decision one of the most competitive in the programs history. Robert is Valedictorian of his high school class, and expects to graduate with both his AA degree from Indian River State College and IB Diploma from Lincoln Park. He is a multidimensional student with interests in music, service, and science.
Terrance McQueen, also a student in the St. Lucie County School District, reigns from Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce, Florida where he is honored and respected as one deserving of this opportunity and challenge to achieve and lead in this hour. St. Lucie County, the Treasure Coast et al, is very proud of their native sons of education, both Terrance and Robert.
Looking further south we see that blue chip treasures of the Treasure Coast extend to Palm Beach County where a host of recipients of the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program shout out victory with much success for continued happiness to parents and communities as Palm Beach County School District waves its mighty flag of success with the following grand achievers:
Banfield, Joelishia - Glades Central High School, Belle Glade
Canelo, Ricardo - John I. Leonard High School, Greenacres
Cornely, Ronald - Suncoast Community High School, Riviera Beach
Ingram, Daron - Glades Central High School, Belle Glade
Jean, Grace - Suncoast Community High School, Riviera Beach
Nascimento, Daniel - Boca Raton Community High School, Boca Raton
Nelson, Jessica - Deerfield Beach High School, Deerfield Beach
God Bless the United States of America, and please remember the great Sunshine State of Florida.
(PHOTO ON LEFT: French president Francois Hollande meets with Bill Gates(president of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation) for talks on international solidarity towards Africa at Elysee Palace on April 1, 2014 in Paris, France.)
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) May 2014
REF: 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars Press Release