FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
- May 23, 2014
-- Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 23, 2014
– The Broward National Academy Foundation (NAF), an acclaimed network of career-themed academies that open doors for high school students leading to viable careers, has announced that 27 of its high school students have received college scholarships totaling $510,000.
“We are tremendously proud of these students, who have won scholarships at colleges and universities that will help them to achieve post-secondary and career success after years of study in Broward’s NAF academies,” said Sam Chesser, Vice President of Marketing at BrightStar Credit Union and a member of Broward NAF’s Advisory Board.
Twenty seven (27) seniors from South Broward High School in Hollywood who studied in the school’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism received $510,000 in scholarship money to attend college for the fall semester. Among the winners are Marvah Benjamin and Erick Magloire, each of them won four-year full Carnival Cruises Scholarship towards their education at Florida International University’s School of Hospitality. The scholarships cover full tuition and board.
South Broward High School Seniors Diana Alvarez and Marvah Benjamin won the NAF’s Marriott International Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Scholarship. South Broward High School Seniors Cambria Knight, Erick Magloire, Diana Alvarez and Marvah Benjamin each won the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’
s Certificate of Excellence. Vicky Edgcomb, a National Board Certified Teacher at South Broward High’s Academy of Tourism & Hospitality, won the 2014 Hospitality Teacher of the Year Award from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.
The Broward NAF is a collaboration with Broward County Schools’ Career, Technical and Adult Community Education (CTACE) and The National Academy Foundation (NAF). Its mission is to prepare students for success in postsecondary education facilities and/or employment. This program and all other CTACE programs work to prepare young people for success through industry-focused curriculum, work-based learning experiences and business partner expertise.
For more than 30 years, the National Academy Foundation (NAF) has refined a proven model that provides young people access to professional sectors to help them grow personally. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. More than 4,600 business professionals volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships and serve on local advisory boards. For more information, please visit www.naf.org