The Take Stock in Children Graduating class of 2012 was honored last night at a banquet held at the Wright Place in downtown Pensacola.
13 Students completed the 6 year mentoring program which qualified them for a four year, up to $11,000 dollar scholarship.
As a bonus, each graduate was also presented with a brand new laptop computer. The laptop computer presentation is a relatively new component of the ceremony. Three years ago, brothers Nick and Nate Gupta began a laptop program for the Take Stock Graduates in Santa Rosa County. With the assistance and encouragement of their parents, Nate and Nick Gupta solicited donations from the community to pay for the laptops.
Last year, the Gupta brothers procured enough money via community donations to extend their take-stock laptop program to both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.
Last night, Nick Gupta announced to the assembled crowd of roughly three hundred that he and his brothers have now this year expanded their program to Okaloosa County as well—they’ll now be donating laptops to all the Take Stock graduates in a three county area!
A fantastic initiative by great young men to help others—what an outstanding service they are providing!