Panther Run Student Wins State Award

Panther Run ES Student Wins State Black History Month Award
Posted on 03/27/2019
Maliyah Altemar poses for a picture with Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis at the Governor’s mansion. Maliyah Altemar from Panther Run Elementary School has earned a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship after winning the State of Florida’s Black History Month essay contest.

As the elementary-level winner, Maliyah was honored by Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis at the Governor’s mansion.

This yearʼs theme was “Celebrating Public Service,” and Maliyah wrote her essay about Mary McLeod Bethune, an American educator, stateswoman and civil rights activist who founded what is now Bethune-Cookman University. Bethune is also the namesake of an elementary school in Palm Beach County.

Principal Edilia De La Vega described Maliyah as a well-rounded and passionate young lady. “When she started here, we asked her why she chose to attend Panther Run and she said, this is the school where dreams are made of.”

To learn more about Black History Month, visit www.FloridaBlackHistory.com



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