MOSAIC ACADEMY GRADUATION AND INDUCTION CEREMONY

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BY MWEZI DAKE write4living@yahoo.com

MOSAIC ACADEMY held its’ graduation ceremony and induction ceremony on May 18, 2016 at the Tropicana/Beall’s Bistro on 9th Street in Bradenton. The ceremony was attended by family and friends and the Mentors of the students who were graduating.

MOSAIC ACADEMY is the group of MOSAIC Employee Resource Group (ERG) and is sponsored by PepsiCo as a Global Initiative to provide mentorship for students that are entering their junior year in high school.

MOSAIC ACADEMY provides educational opportunities and coaching in professional etiquette, critical skills, visioning, goal setting and realizing admittance to college through one on one mentorship and interactions with professionals in fields of their career interest.

Student reflection was presented by senior Janae Bragg and a speech was shared by Junior Leadership Manatee, 2016 JLM graduate, Alexus Hamilton. Graduation Recognitions and inductions were presented by Reginald Bellamy, Palmetto High School Graduation Coach and Alicia M. Cotton, MOSAIC Academy Mentor. Closing remarks were presented by Dr. Felecia Jett, MOSAIC Executive Sponsor.

Three students received $1000.00 College scholarships were Janae Bragg, Kaci Newsome, and Christian Zanders.

The 2016 Palmetto High School MOSAIC Academy Graduates are Janae Bragg, Abel Dubon, Ben Espinal, Keiwon Jackson, Kaci Newsome, Kaylin Ramirez, Marisol Resendig and Christian Zanders. Classes of 2017 Inductees are Francisco Arroyo, Esmerelda Benitez, Destinee Everett, Taliyah Gissendanner, Alexus Hamilton, Kentavian Laws, Marcus Scott, Tom Washington, Annissa Washington, and Brittnaye Wester. Class of 2018, Natalie Almazan, Faith Arreola, Kenny Brown, Gilberto Cabellero Sr., Tyrique Castillo, Elijah Davis, Valerie Hernandez, Carlens LaFortune, Yesica Lopez, Erica Pena, Yesenia Perez, and Jayden Shoates.

(In Picture) Mentors & Seniors: Dr. Felecia Jett, Brittney Williams, Tiffany Williams, Kaci Newsome, Tim Rowell, Marisol Resendiz, Janae Bragg, Kaylin Ramirez, Christian Zanders, Ben Espinal, Alicia Cotton, Woodford Joseph, and Jimmy Copeland.

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