FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 17, 2017
Contact: Scott Glinski
Palm Beach County Sports Commission
Announces Winners of Inaugural Scholarship
West Palm Beach, FL - The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is pleased to announce this year’s winners of its inaugural scholarship awards. This scholarship is for students who exemplify sportsmanship, teamwork, citizenship and character development as accomplished through sports, sports activities, a healthy lifestyle and dedication to physical fitness.
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission Scholarship of $2,500 has been awarded to each of four Palm Beach County graduating seniors who have been accepted into a four-year university or college. Each Palm Beach County school was able to nominate two students for this scholarship opportunity.
"Choosing from such an academically accomplished pool of candidates was extremely difficult. This scholarship illustrates how the qualities of character, teamwork and leadership developed through participation in sports can have a positive impact on their work in the classroom." said Sports Commission Scholarship Committee Chairman, Guy Quattlebaum.
The following four scholarship award winners will be recognized with a Certificate of Scholarship presentation at their respective high schools.
Austin Cavallo is graduating Palm Beach Central High School with a 5.0 HPA and a class ranking of 6/752. Cavallo served as team captain of the Palm Beach Central High School Varsity Lacrosse Team for the past 2 years. He is also involved in various extracurricular activities at his school including the Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta) where he participates in weekly math labs to help students of all grade levels improve their math skills. He will be attending the University of Florida this upcoming fall.
Gregory Terrell Seabrooks is a senior at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches. He is a member of his school’s Varsity Lacrosse Team and is also captain of the Palm Beach Revolution travel lacrosse team. He serves as class president and is a member of the National Honor Society. Graduating with a 4.2 GPA, Seabrooks is a team captain of his school’s Varsity Debate team, obtaining a top 5 national ranking for Congressional Debate. He will be attending Princeton University.
Austin Lukasik is a senior at William T. Dwyer High school with a HPA of 4.8 and ranked top 7% of his graduating class. As Varsity Co-Captain of his schools soccer team and Vice President of the Future Doctors and Dentist club, Lukasik also takes his time as a soccer buddy volunteer in the TOPS program for disabled children. Lukasik has been accepted into Vassar College for this fall.
To complete this year’s group of scholarship winners is Milan Bolden-Morris from Cardinal Newman High School who excels in the basketball court as well as the classroom with a 4.5 GPA. She has broken her high schools records for scoring and for the most 3-point shots. As a 4-year Varsity letter player, she also is a part of the year-round Nike travel team The Miami Suns. She will be attending Boston College in the fall on a pre-med track with her goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.