2009 Alumni Wins Prestigious Obama/HSF Scholarship, Recognized in the Press

Class of 2009 Crooms Academy of Information Technology graduate David Rodriguez has been announced as one of 12 students nationwide to win the President Barack Obama/Hispanic Scholarship Fund STEM Teacher Scholarship, an award of $2,500 a year for two years. Winners are majors in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. David was picked for his goals of teaching and giving back to the community. On top of his Obama STEM award, he was also invited to the annual HSF Alumni Gala in November.

The Obama Scholars program was created after President Barack Obama donated $125,000 to the HSF from his Nobel Peace Prize award in 2009. Since winning the scholarship, David has been recognized in multiple press outlets - including a major feature about his life in the University of Central Florida's Central Florida Future student newspaper. Other news outlets include:

Congratulations to David, and thank you for making Crooms even richer in tradition, pride, and vision!

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