Recipients of 2023 PAWC Scholarships

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

LaShawn'te Lee – LaShawn’te is a First Generation in College student, mother of 3 children, who has been a volunteer in many organizations including Palmetto Pride Youth football league booster, Habitat for Humanity, Parent Teacher Organization, Treasurer, to name a few. She is employed full time as Regional Coordinator for Children First, Inc. Her first goal is to receive her Baccalaureate Degree in Early Childhood Education and then her Master’s Degree in Education Leadership—quite an ambitious woman.

Silvia Perdomo – Silvia is currently employed full time for Family First Homecare and has worked for 10 years at Beall’s Distribution Center 10 years with the last 5 as Team Leader. Continuing her education is her primary goal and she believes that after she started at SCF many doors have been open to her. She is working to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Supervision and Management which she hopes will give her better opportunities to support her family. She also plans to serve as a translator for non-English speakers as well as perhaps working for SCF to assist others with their education.

Lyndsey Carter – Lyndsey is also a First Generation in College and mother of 2 children. She worked with the City of Venice assisting in a shelter during Hurricane Ian preparing meals for first responders and assists in cooking and delivery meals to seniors in poor health. She has held various positions in the medical field in Bend, Oregon prior to coming to Florida. Her goal is to complete her ASN Degree and start her Bachelor’s in Science Degree in the Spring, 2024.

David Pard – David is currently employed at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He moved to Florida from Upstate New York in 2018 after vacationing in Florida most of his life. He has worked as an EMS provider and worked his way up to Paramedic Supervisor. David has received many awards including being humbled by the award of Rookie of the Year. He was also awarded two Life Saving Awards, and the Advanced Life Support Provider of the Year. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, working as a Critical Care Nurse. David’s eventual goal is to obtain a license as a Nurse Practitioner and eventually a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Manatee Technical College

Krystal Camacho – Krystal is working towards her Licensed Practical Nursing degree, LPN, and is described by her instructors as an eager, hard-working student who operates in a professional and respectful manner. She works well with peers and has been successful in her class and clinical experiences.

Emma Ramirez – Emma is working towards becoming a Licensed Dental Assistant. Her instructor describes her as a leader in her class, very well-liked by her peers, and often works with classmates to schedule after-school study groups. She receives excellent grades as well as skilled in her lab classes. She is highly recommended for the PAWC scholarship.

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