Helios Education Foundation and the Rays Baseball Foundation Announce 2015 Scholars
Author: Helios Education Foundation
On Sunday, September 13, the Tampa Bay Rays and Helios Education Foundation recognized 45 students who will receive financial resources to attend any Florida state college. In addition, these students will receive mentoring support to help them realize their goal of a achieving a college degree.
The Rays and Helios have partnered together to provide $1 million in college scholarships for students participating in Take Stock in Children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Manatee and Pasco counties over a five-year period. The new scholars were joined by their Take Stock in Children mentors and representatives from Helios and the Rays.
Congratulations to the following students for being named 2015-2016 Rays-Helios Scholars:
Hillsborough County: Tyahraneh Blair, Loicka Blaise, Matthew Butler, Teresa Cabili, Lizett Chavez, Amanda Dorcelus, Jasmin Flores, Valery Gonzalez, Tiara Mann, Hector Morales, Karina Paz Salazar, Anjelica Pelaez-Browning, Gwendolyn Price, Paola Rivera, Jasmine N. Santiago, Andrew Stotts, Gabriella Weinstein, Januyah Williams, Taylor Wolfe, Anna Maria Vasquez, Jamarion Neal, Rosa Jaimes
Manatee County: Jeana Alexandre, Joe Clerjuste, Jonatan Matiano, Lucas Naranjo, Steven Nguyen
Pasco County: Elizabeth Cooper, Holly Barnes, Haley Jacobs, Aviana Poole, Arturo Leis-Pretto, Natalie Santos
Pinellas County: Julia Bell, Raeanne Castro, Zachariah Dicce, Garrett Goodner, Bishop Grimes, Adam Rhymes, Allison Rothman, Sam Rothman, Lucas Wootenm, Noah Wooten
Sarasota County: Aliyah Torres, Jacey Byrd.
About the Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays mission is to energize the community through the magic of Rays baseball. The organization is committed to building a strong community bond through meaningful interactions and charitable donations, and has proudly represented Major League Baseball since 1998.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students, many from minority families, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. The program offers students college scholarships, mentorship and hope for a better life. The program's comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include helping students transition to college. Take Stock in Children's programs are based on the principle that given extensive support, motivation and accountability, children will work hard to ensure that they graduate from high school and attain a college degree. For more information, please visit takestockinchildren.org.