South Senior Earns College Course Scholarship

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Valley Stream South High School senior Giavanna Smiley has earned a Latino Leaders Award from the New York Mets for her excellence in academics. As a prize, she received a $325 scholarship for an in-school college-level course worth three credits through the St. John's University College Advantage Program. 

Giavanna took three AP classes last year and is enrolled in one this year. According to the Mets, the Latino Leaders program aims to motivate, cultivate and empower Latino students to become exemplary leaders in their schools and their communities. Scholarship winners were honored at a recent dinner held at Citi Field.