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Eighth grader recognized as Gerstner Scholar

Capri Crespo, an eighth grade graduate from St. Helen School in Vero Beach, was recently recognized by the Diocese of Palm Beach Office of Catholic Schools as a Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Distinguished Scholar. This scholarship program awards academic funds to gifted young people graduating from public or Catholic elementary schools to attend a Catholic high school. The scholarship is awarded over four years during the student’s high school career and totals $44,000.

Capri will attend John Carroll Catholic High School in Fort Pierce and expressed that she values a Catholic education because “it provides the opportunity to learn and practice our faith freely in a safe environment.”

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