Venice High School STRIVE Recipients
Kaela Coye | In her first 10 years, Kaela learned to live with a severe stutter, was traumatized by watching her home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent breakup of her parents’ marriage, and moved with her mother to Florida where she didn’t know anyone and was bullied in school because of stuttering. Turning her stutter into positive motivation, Kaela determined to follow her dream of being a speech-language pathologist. She sings in Key Chorale, plays the violin, and leads her church congregation in singing. Kaela has a 3.8 GPA and will attend State College of Florida and transfer to the University of South Florida where she will major in communication sciences and disorders.
Career Interest: Social worker and dog trainer to help veterans
Career Interest: Public Health/ Pharmacist
Career Interest: Clinical Psychologist and Worship Leader
Career Interest: Undecided
Junior STRIVE Recipients: Alex Coyne, Da’Marion Escort, Cayden Griggs, Leah Sizemore
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