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LRHS counselor Ricardo Acevedo (l) addresses scholarship winners

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Tuesday nine LRHS seniors were presented with $10,000 scholarships from the Picerne Family Foundation. 

The Picerne Family Foundation is a real estate group established in 1925 in Rhode Island that has regional offices in Florida. The foundation reached out to LRHS college and career counselor Ricardo Acevedo to offer Mustangs the opportunity to apply for the scholarship. 

Acevedo said, “I am extremely proud of these Mustangs for seizing this opportunity and making the most out of it.”

The nine seniors that were selected were – 

  • Mohamed Hageltoum 
  • Emmanual Ibarra 
  • Sam Leavy 
  • Cassidee Calamaras 
  • Anabelle Lam 
  • Brooke Pater 
  • Ashlie Langlois 
  • Kelsey Mcleod 
  • Paige Willemsen 

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These Mustangs will be presented with $1,250 semiannually through their four years of college. 

Lam said, “I am super grateful for this, I did not except to receive it and it will definitely help me out in the long run with college.”  

Langlois added, “I am grateful for this award, it will help me reach my goals in the long run. Some advice I would give underclass is to go out of your comfort zone as it is better to try than to not.”