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Skyler Goeb didn’t let a rough start to life prevent her from soaring
By ROGER MOONEY ZEPHYRHILLS – Sitting opposite where his 8-year-old granddaughter stood near their dining room table, George Hill, nodded[...]
The family no one knew was homeless
Isabella, Ruthanne, and Gabriella Dumas have a home at Saint Ambrose Catholic School in Deerfield Beach, Fla. By JEFF BARLIS[...]
Once bullied, now safe, happy, and thriving
By JEFF BARLIS BELLE GLADE, Fla. – When she’s in class, the look on Armani Powe’s face is solemn, focused.[...]
Choice scholarship provided brothers an extended family
By JEFF BARLIS CLEARWATER, Fla. – Tyler McDonald, 19, and his brother Preston, 18, stand out in a crowd. Tall[...]
Gardiner scholar’s high school experience the stuff of his mom’s dreams
By ROGER MOONEY Nicolas Ratliff-Batista is a senior at Monsignor Pace High School in Miami Gardens with a 4.5 GPA[...]
Adopted siblings thrive in private school after severe neglect in early childhood
Editor’s note: To mark National Adoption Awareness Month, we highlight the tax credit scholarship that serves children who are or[...]
Military family on mission to raise awareness for Gardiner scholarships
By JEFF BARLIS TAMPA, Fla. – Two months after her son was diagnosed with autism, Laurie Guzman felt broken and[...]
Scholarship, private school led a tormented girl to happiness
By JEFF BARLIS MIAMI – It’s hard to miss Nicole Meneses at Pneuma Christian Academy. If she’s not front and[...]
Scholarship helps smiles return for student and her parents
Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on redefinED on February 10, 2017. By JEFF BARLIS Maria and Marcos Verciano will never[...]
From bullied and failing to Hope, honors and college
By JEFF BARLIS GROVELAND, Fla. – The sign at their church trumpeted the opening of a new private school: HOPE[...]
Choosing the right school helped turn tragedy into triumph
By JEFF BARLIS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – In the damp, rising heat of a late-morning graduation ceremony in May, with[...]
After school choice helps her, she helps Puerto Rico
By JEFF BARLIS Last fall, as she started her senior year in high school, IvonD’liz Chernoff was full of love[...]
Scholarship student soars after hurdling language barrier
By JEFF BARLIS The day after Maria Corrales’ tear-soaked graduation ceremony from St. Brendan High School, her mother, Carmen Urquijo,[...]
Brave warrior, inspiring model flourishes with scholarship
By DAVID HUDSON TUTHILL Her name means “Brave Warrior” in Spanish. That might not conjure up the image of a[...]
Football? Academics? Scholarship student chooses both at Dartmouth
By JEFF BARLIS Robert Crockett III is engaged in hand-to-hand combat with his uncooperative red-and-white striped necktie as a photographer[...]
Student Spotlight: Scholarship student enjoying the calm after the storm
  By JEFF BARLIS The lean, angular kid arrived at his new school three years ago, whip-smart and rage-filled. TJ[...]
Brothers making great strides at Jacksonville School for Autism
By GEOFF FOX Ethan Alexander was decompressing in a multi-purpose room at Jacksonville School for Autism. The lights were out[...]
A private school off the beaten path was the key to a major turnaround
By JEFF BARLIS Kelly Perkins was in a full-blown panic when she woke up at 5:15 a.m. and her son[...]
Choice scholarship saved life of bullying victim
By JEFF BARLIS The note was written on a torn piece of paper slipped through a slot in Hannah Waibel’s[...]
No limits: Gardiner Scholarships fuel big dreams for the Alexander family
By GEOFF FOX Abby Alexander is a 9-year-old entrepreneur who has developed – and hit the local market with –[...]

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