Star Alumnus - Kori Flannery
A letter from Larry Roziers, Director of High School Programs:
During the 2012 Florida Classic college football game, I was fortunate to have a great conversation with a former Sandalwood student, Kori Flannery, and her mother.
Kori received a Presidential Scholarship to Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) two years ago. The Presidential Scholarship covers everything for four years and is worth nearly $100,000.
I am happy to report that she has exceeded all of our expectations and is doing extremely well.
Her mother said, "Mr. Roziers, you and the folks at Sandalwood saved my child's life by making her maximize her potential and helping her realize the endless possibilities that awaited her. In other words, you believed in her more than she believed in herself."
Her mother went on to say that her daughter sounds very mature and has grown up a lot at BCU.
Kori shared with me that being a Presidential Scholar at BCU has given her a lot of prestige. However, with prestige comes a lot of responsibility such as giving back to others. She said when she isn’t studying, she is tutoring academically struggling freshman.
Kori loves the university’s new president. She said he leads by example, is hands-on, approachable, and he is personable. He holds everyone on campus accountable for making BCU a great place for learning and growing, especially for students who are Presidential Scholars.
I am sure when she graduates with her degree in mathematics she will do great things in life and make us all proud by living out BCU’s motto, which is “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve.”
Sometimes in public education, we may never know the outcome of our hard work and when presented with the opportunity to hear a great report about a former student, it reassures us of our calling to the education field.
Sandalwood Faithful, please continue doing your "heart work." It works, and the students are the better because of it!
Job Well Done!
Larry M. Roziers