In April, 47 middle school students from Lake and Sumter counties were inducted into the Take Stock in Children program. Each of these students will receive a college tuition scholarship upon completion of the program and graduation from high school.
Carver Middle: Andrew Santiago.
Clermont Middle: Tyler Coolidge, Angelica Henao, Andy Hernandez, Asia Lavender, Natalie Moody, and Maneshia Neura.
East Ridge Middle: Kayla Abikarram, Kya Casseus, Anna Collins, Adaijah Jackson, McKayler McKinnon, Thalia Ramirez, and Giovanni Valencia.
Gray Middle: Mariajose Arreola, Jasmine Lee, Noelle Nicholas, Jalyn Pace, and Uriel Rubio.
Mount Dora Middle: Kayla Freeman, Danielle Hoffman, Yanek Sanchez-Morales, and Alexander Shepherd.
Oak Park Middle: Chassidy Berry, Alexis Davis, and Joshua Saint-Ulysse.
South Sumter Middle: Destiny Brown, Lorenzo Brown, Travis Burkes, Lizbeth Cruz-Garcia, Ana Gamez-Henriquez, Antonio Hernandez, Casey Lovett, Kay-Sha Perkins, and Melissa Rodriguez.
Tavares Middle: Darius Darkin.
Umatilla Middle: Crystal Harris, Taylor Kennedy, and Gisselle Martinez-Perez.
The Villages Charter Middle: Madison Sheets.
Windy Hill Middle: Shaianne Berry, Katelyn Hixon, Falont Laveus, Dezuray Logan, Valentina Nunez, Natalia Palma, and Leska Uriarte.