August Newsletter
Remember Darrel Creary?
In April 2021, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced that 61 graduating high school seniors would receive the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship. This year’s recipients, who represent 26 states, will receive up to $40,000 annually to cover costs associated with their undergraduate education. Bound For College is pleased to announce that our very own Darrel Creary of Atlantic Community High School was one of the proud recipients of this high honor.

We first met Darrel when he was a sophomore at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach. Originally from Jamaica, Darrel moved to Delray Beach with his parents and older brother in 2018. Even though he had only arrived in the United States shortly before his sophomore year of high school, he was instantly committed to our program pipeline. Darrel’s mom said she always knew her son would go on to do great things, she just did not know if she could afford to get him on that path to success; that is, until Darrel found Bound For College.

Darrel was diligent when it comes to participating in BFC programming throughout the duration of his high school career. From attending ACT/SAT Prep weekly, to going on multiple college tours, Darrel took full advantage of the BFC experience. Most importantly, Darrel attended our enrichment workshops where he received assistance with his college and financial aid applications, ensuring he was applying to schools that best fit his academic preparedness and educational goals.
During his tenure at Atlantic High, Darrel served as the National Honor Society's President, and as a junior, Darrel won first place in the PBCFL Novice Lincoln-Douglas debate.

In addition, Darrel also was the co-creator of the Red Apple Supply School District Initiative, which aimed to provide school supplies to underprivileged youth impacted by the pandemic. His incredible work on that project was proudly featured by the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County . Now, as a Cooke College Scholarship recipient, Darrel in on his way to the University of Miami to study Broadcast Journalism.
Alumni Spotlight - Smeda Corneille
A Village Academy Alumni and Viner Scholar, BFC Rock Star Smeda Corneille graduated this past spring from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Family, Youth, Community Sciences and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology as well as a Family Life Educator certification. She obtained her dual degree and certification in just three years! She plans to apply to nursing school, become a Labor and Delivery nurse and ultimately a Midwife.

When asked what advice she had for incoming college students, Smeda said "Trust the process and let college be a time of exploration. I switched my major and my career path multiple times. I joined many clubs that I never thought I would, tried new things and met so many people. All of it led me to my passion and my ultimate purpose. College is equally about the experience as the grades. Cherish each moment."

Summer Fun!
To our students who spent two Fridays in late July participating in the BFC Scrabble Tournament, you are all Rock Stars! Congratulations to all the winners! A special thank you to our dedicated tutors and our amazing community partner the Delray Beach Public Library! #learningisfun 

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