June 2011, Volume 15, Number 3

Making Their Mark

Three’s the Charm

Natalie Williams
Natalie Williams
Mariana Justo
Mariana Justo
Sindy Acosta
Sindy Acosta

Trio of MDC Students Named Scholars of the Year

For their outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills, service learning and character, three Miami Dade College students were named Scholars of the Year by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers (FFMT) during the organization’s Annual Teacher Recruitment and Retention Symposium held in Orlando.

Sindy Acosta, Mariana Justo and Natalie Williams were selected from a group of nearly 100 students currently receiving the FFMT scholarship.

All three students had 4.0 GPAs, and they all have contributed significantly to the lives of others through community service.

Acosta, who has been on the dean’s list every semester, is serving as secretary for two MDC organizations: Kappa Delta Pi and the Council for Exceptional Children. Last year, she helped host a Thanksgiving feast at the Redlands Migrant Camp.

Justo is president of the Future Educators of America at InterAmerican Campus. She is also a member of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Williams represented MDC at the College Leadership Florida Conference. She is actively involved in volunteer work at her church and serves as a guardian to her niece.

— WV


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