Gov. Rick Scott awards South Fla. student with 4-year scholarship

Published On: Feb 27 2014 09:11:22 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 27 2014 10:06:47 AM EST

A South Florida student has won a four-year scholarship in a statewide competition for Black History Month.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -

A South Florida student has won a four-year scholarship in a statewide competition for Black History Month.

Lyndsey Thomas, a student at Franklin Academy in Pembroke Pines, was awarded the Florida College Plan scholarship Tuesday during a ceremony at the governor's mansion. Thomas was the only middle school student in the state to be awarded for the essay she submitted.

Thomas received the scholarship at the Black History Month reception from Gov. Rick Scott.

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Lyndsey Thomas and her family join the governor at a Black History Month ceremony where she was awarded a scholarship.

Kayla Gonzalez of Coral Reef Elementary was also recognized in the student art competition. Michelle Wright, a teacher at Miami Lakes K-8 Center, was honored with the Excellence in Education award.

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