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    Meet a Few of Our Many Stand-Outs
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    Abby Shidel, RN

    Palm Coast


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    When Abby lost her father early in life, she decided that she would use that tragedy to help others. Abby was in Jobs for Florida's Graduates in 2011 during her 8th grade year. In 2015, she was JFG's first "Treasure Hunt" college scholarship winner. Today, she is a pediatric Registered Nurse. 

    After losing both her parents during middle school, Ar'Keliah faced high school on her own. Through pure girt and self-determination she became a leader in her JFG class (2018) and finished strong. Today, she is a manager for the McDonalds corporation. 

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    Brandon Marsal,  Orlando


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    Dorian Hall, Hollywood


    After a solid career as a high school football player in Orlando, Brandon went on to play college ball in South Carolina. He graduated as a well decorated student athlete. Today,  he is the owner of DJ Panda J entertainment company. He and his wife are raising their son in South Carolina.

    Dorian settled on Florida International University after 35 full ride foot ball scholarships. He is headed into his sophomore year and intends to go into sports medicine after graduating. 

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    Blaire Hirt,

    Ft. Lauderdale,


    Blaire was a leader of  Girls Get I.T. in high school. She graduated from the University of South Florida and today is the program coordinator for HealthCorps in Palm Beach where she works along side out Jobs for Florida's Graduates teachers. 

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    Christina Swift,

    Coral Springs


    Christina - or Swifty as she is known on the pitch - was in the inaugural Girls Get I.T. class at her high school. Since then earned her degree in Business. Today, she travels the world as a part of the American Rugby Pro Training Center 2019 Championship team.

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    Nicole Edlestein, Orlando


    After Girls Get I.T., Nicole went on to college where she created Cupcakes for a Cure to raise money for pediatric cancer research, which is now operates on three campuses. Nicole graduated from Cornell and is the owner of a Nicole Macaron.

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