Nine Club Members Commit to Palm Beach State College During Inaugural Academic Signing Day Luncheon


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County proudly announced that nine of its top high-school graduating seniors received scholarships from Palm Beach State College.  At the inaugural academic signing day luncheon, the nine students committed to attend Palm Beach State College, toured the campus and learned about the college’s 130 plus programs.


The future Panthers, who have served in community service projects at their school, Club and community, are Myiah Upshaw, Zayna Muhammad, Joseph Brown, Nevaugh Guthrie, Tre Wolliston, Paul Amilear, Ackayla Patterson, Sherika Surin and Jeremiah Jean-Jacque.

“A huge thank goes out to Palm Beach State College for recognizing the talent of our members who applied for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Youth of the Year awards and are passionate about continuing their education.  By providing these scholarships and hosting this academic signing day, Palm Beach State College is investing in the bright future of these hardworking kids,” said Jaene Miranda, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.


Serving as mistress of ceremonies was Executive Dean of the Belle Glade campus and chair of the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club advisory board Dr. LaTanya McNeal. At the event Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker said to the students and families attending, “The fact that you chose PBSC indicates to me your commitment to excellence and to ensuring that your student is not just making a decision to go to any college but to one that will embrace them and provide them with the kind of support that is going to ensure their success.”

One of the Boys & Girls Clubs members and soon-to-be graduate of Glades Central High School Joseph Brown visited the school for the first time, plans to pursue a degree in business, and said what he hopes to accomplish is to start his own nonprofit. “I really want to help the homeless and kids who feel like they can’t succeed in life,” said Brown.

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