THE SID ROMÁN LAW 2023 HISPANIC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
We are happy to announce the winners of the 2023 Sid Roman Law Hispanic Student scholarship! The goal of this scholarship is to provide college-bound, Orlando area for Hispanic, Latino, and ESOL students the technology tools needed to attend and succeed in college.
The selection process was difficult as we received applications from many deserving students from Orange County high schools. After careful evaluation and video interviews with the finalists, we could not be prouder and more excited to announce our winners.
Three (3) laptops valued at $1,000 or more were awarded to Boone High School students Alejandro Walker DaSilva, Evion DeLaRosa, and Sebastian L. Rivera (left to right in photo). These outstanding students met the scholarship's eligibility requirements and were selected based on their academic achievement, personal essay, recommendation letters, and financial need (not a determinative factor).
Alejandro Walker DaSilva
Alejandro is a trilingual Hispanic student who graduated with a 4.0 unweighted GPA, and earned several college credits from Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Alejandro accomplished this while working a part-time job, being involved in community service, participating in extracurricular activities, and playing soccer.
Alejandro was accepted to four universities and has chosen to attend UCF in the Fall of '23 where he intends to major in Kinesiology. Alejandro was awarded an Apple MacBook Air laptop.
Sebastian L Rivera
Sebastian is a trilingual Hispanic student who graduated from Boone High School with a 3.8 unweighted GPA. While attending Boone, he was part of Boone’s Marching Band where he was a Section Leader and played the Upright Bass.
Sebastian was accepted to and will attend UCF in the Fall of '23, where he intends to major in Music Performance, with the ultimate goal of becoming a member of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Sebastian was awarded an HP ENVY touchscreen Laptop.
Evion is a highly motivated student of Hispanic heritage who graduated from Boone High School with a 3.94 unweighted GPA. During High School, Evion took over a dozen AP classes and participated in a plethora of extracurricular activities such as NJROTC and volunteered at Orlando United Against Poverty.
Evion was accepted to and will start attending UCF in the Summer of '23, where he intends to major in Computer Science specializing in Cybersecurity, along with working for Lockheed Martin full-time. Evion was awarded a custom-built HP Pavillion touchscreen laptop.
Congratulations again to Alejandro, Sebastian, and Evion! We are proud of your achievements and can't wait to see what the future holds for you!