New members of NWF State College Pacesetters selected

Sept. 9, 2016

The newest recipients of a Pacesetters scholarship at Northwest Florida State College signed their contracts at a luncheon in August. The seven young men were selected to serve as Pacesetters during the 2016-17 academic year after a competitive interview process involving a committee of college staff and community members.

The Pacesetters Scholarship Program assists African-American males who graduated from high school in Okaloosa or Walton counties and are attending college for the first time. The scholarship is valued at $1,000 per academic year. The experience of serving as a Pacesetter includes the opportunity to be mentored by community leaders and to mentor students in local elementary schools.

PacesettersThe new Pacesetters are (L-R): Hadjae Wright of Eglin Air Force Base, Jeffery Walker of Fort Walton Beach, Antonio Taylor of Niceville, Juwan Gaines of Fort Walton Beach, Andre Coleman of Fort Walton Beach, Dakota Blackmon of Fort Walton Beach, and Ronnell Donahoo of Niceville.