Treasure Coast High School Graduate Wins National Scholarship

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – Hard work has paid off for Alexandra Artiles, a community-minded and academically involved graduate of Treasure Coast High School.  Artiles has been named as one of 300 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program.  She was selected from more than 25,000 applicants and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

 

This accomplished high honors graduate received her St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) high school diploma in May.  As a Treasure Coast Titan and dedicated member of the National Honor Society chapter, she participated in the Cambridge University Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Program.  She earned her AICE diploma for passing six international education exams during her high school career, and she also earned her Associates Degree in Political Science from IRSC. Her leadership skills and interests also propelled her into roles of Captain of the Varsity Swim and Dive Team, member of the Varsity Track and Field Team, and representative in TCHS student government.

 

Driven by a passion to serve, Artiles is also active in her community. She has earned over 230 community service hours in organizations including the Mustard Seed Food Bank, Sarah’s Kitchen, Wounded Warriors, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Ardalan Dentistry, Town Park Community Center, and the Republican Party of Florida. She has served as Executive Director of the Florida Federation of Teenage Republicans and Chairman of the St. Lucie County Teenage Republicans.

 

This fall, Artiles plans to attend Florida State University to pursue a double major in political science and international affairs. She is a focused and thankful student who is especially appreciative of the support she received from one of her high school teachers, Ms. Monica Mills.  “My enrollment in her AICE History course is what changed my academic career, and I believe she is the best teacher TCHS will ever witness.  Finally, I want to thank my parents for all of their sacrifice and dedication to my success,” said Artiles.

 

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

Alexandra Artiles

Alexandra Artiles, 2016 TCHS graduate, receives national scholarship from National Honor Society Scholarship program.