Samantha Filippone, a recent graduate of Glen Cove High School, was awarded La Fuerza Unida’s 2016 scholarship on June 22.
A committee that included La Fuerza’s board of directors and staff, as well as the Glen Cove School District’s guidance and English as a New Language departments, selected Samantha. Her outstanding academic performance is reflected in her cumulative GPA of 95.14.
La Fuerza’s scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior from Glen Cove High School who is a Latino/Latino-origin student with good academic performance, has demonstrated community involvement and/or has financial need. Samantha will attend Hofstra University this fall to pursue a career in criminology in investigative services.
"My main motive is to pursue justice for those who deserve it,” Samantha said. “Therefore, I will promise to do so, with the Latino community especially."
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna congratulated Filippone on this outstanding academic achievement and wished her continued success at Hofstra University.