Via the Orlando Magic:
Imagine sitting in a high school class – for instance an elective like TV Production or Psychology – and your teacher delivering the lesson of the day when unexpectedly a raucous crowd storms through the door with party poppers, blow horns, pom poms and other commemorative noisemakers.
Or even more enthralling: Picture being informed that you must return to your previous classroom for mystifying reasons before the same enthusiastic assembly marches in to convey some exhilarating news. Some reactions and emotions may include jubilation, delight and perhaps even some disbelief.
For three high school seniors in the Central Florida community, a moment of shock and curiosity promptly evolved into total elation and happiness when they learned that they were Orlando Magic Youth Fund scholarship winners on Wednesday.
Jessica Taylor (Freedom High School), Louvens “Laron” Louis-Jeune (Dr. Phillips High School) and Roscelin Figueroa (Lake Mary High School) expressed a variety of emotions when they were startlingly presented with scholarship checks of $10,000 each.
For the last six months, students across the area competed for scholarship money to any in-state college of their choice. After gathering all of the requirements, which included test scores, grades, a written essay and a comprehensive interview with the decision makers, it was decided that Taylor, Louis-Jeune and Figueroa were the perfect aspirants.
Let’s take you through each of these invigorating presentations from what turned out to be a day none of these students will ever forget: