Agenda Item #21
PA11-Esther Benette, Glades Central High School
Esther Benette, a senior at Glades Central High School, has received a $40,000 Leaders 4 Life Fellowship. Ms. Benette is a student in the Take Stock In Children mentoring program. She is one of five students in the state to receive the award which was created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation. The fellowship provides each student with a new Macintosh laptop computer, funds for textbooks and supplies, housing, transportation, food and other college-related expenses. Ms. Benette has a 3.89 grade point average and over a thousand hours of community service. She also participates in the Women of Tomorrow mentoring program.