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McArthur High School Student Recognized with Scholarship from Take Stock in Children

Thursday, April 20, 2017
McArthur High School student Liz Parra (center) receives scholarship award
from Take Stock in Children representatives.

Congratulations to Liz Parra from McArthur High School for being one of six students in the entire state to receive a full scholarship from the Take Stock in Children organization. As part of the program, Parra participated in mentoring sessions and signed a contract where she committed to excelling in her academic studies. Parra is a member of the National Honor Society and the president of Mu Alpha Theta, a mathematics honor society.

Parra is part of the Leaders 4 Life program that enables highly motivated Take Stock in Children scholars to further their education with support to attend a four-year public university in the state of Florida. In addition to funding up to $10,000 per year for her college education, she will receive a new laptop computer, leadership training and professional development.

“Liz is a natural born leader whose perseverance in the face of much adversity has resulted in this outstanding opportunity to be a Leader 4 Life Fellow,” said the Executive Director of Take Stock in Children of Broward Amanda Frey. “We are so proud of all she had accomplished and look forward to seeing her continued success in the future.”

“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.