Announcing the Class of 2024

After receiving dozens of qualified applications, the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars program is excited to share it has awarded comprehensive scholarships to 15 Florida high school seniors. The program now includes nearly three dozen students.

“It was difficult to select the Class of 2024 as we received amazing submissions from outstanding students across the state,” said FAU President and Kelly/Strul Co-Founder John Kelly. “We feel the young adults chosen exhibit many of the qualities we look for in a Kelly/Strul scholar, including determination, grit and intelligence.”

The Class of 2024 scholars are:

· Gema Cervantes, Glades Central High School (Belle Glade)

· Kayla Harris, Seminole Ridge High School (Royal Palm)

· Idolina Morales, Royal Palm Beach High School (Royal Palm)

· Evan Cabrera, Lake Worth High School (Lake Worth)

· Arthi Khan, Palm Beach State High School (Boca Raton)

· Abigail Augustin, Atlantic Community High School (Delray Beach)

· Genesis Hernandez, Village Academy High School (Delray Beach)

· Tivonna Prince, Northeast High School (North Lauderdale)

· Emily Seymour, Deerfield Beach High School (Coral Springs)

· Daunte Harris, Tampa Bay Tech High School (Tampa)

· Samaelle Louis, Piper High School (Lauderhill)

· Indiraliz Gracia, McArthur High School (Hollywood)

· Drexana Rolle, Doctors Charter School High School (Miami Gardens)

· Aalesha Chisholm-Green, American High School (Miami Gardens)

· Asia Starling, University High School (Orlando)

Program Co-Founders Aubrey and Sally Strul are thrilled with the caliber of the new class. “We are so impressed with the Class of 2024 and expect great things from them,” said Aubrey Strul.

To observe social distancing recommendations, the program orchestrated a surprise video from President Kelly. ABC’s West Palm Beach affiliate shared reactions from Kayla

Harris and Samaelle Louis as they discovered they were chosen as Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars.

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