Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy surprised eight South Florida college-bound high school seniors with a scholarship to support their pursuit of higher education.
The event took place Saturday at Manatee Lagoon in Rivera Beach.
The NextEra Energy Scholarship for Black Students in the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME) was presented to the students, who attend schools in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
The scholarship is a merit-based reward for college-bound high school seniors planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate studies at an authorized two or four-year institution or university for the upcoming academic year.
The scholarship winners are:
- Abdul Joseph of Forest Hill Community High School in West Palm Beach
- Ashaki Allen of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach
- Ashley Henry of Seminole Ridge Community High School in Westlake
- Janaysa A. Dorcin of American Senior High School Hialeah
- Justin G. Walker of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach
- Kayla R. Parsons of Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach
- Randy O. Smith of Everglades High School in Miramar
- Samuel Dorcelus-Cetoute of Royal Palm Beach High School in Royal Palm Beach
The scholarship is part of FPL’s commitment to STEM education.
Following the surprise, students and their families celebrated their achievements with a small lunch reception.