Bellport HS Student Wins NY Mets Latino Scholarship

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Elsy Franco Argueta, a senior at Bellport High School was awarded a New York Mets Latino Leadership Scholarship, which will provide tuition for two courses she will take through the LIU Post High School Scholars Program. Elsy will be recognized during a dinner at Citifield on Nov. 1.

The LIU Post High School Honors Program allows high school students to take dual-credit courses to accelerate their college education. Students can take college-level courses while studying in their high school classroom.

Elsy was recently recognized by the Town of Brookhaven during the annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration for having attained a 95 percent GPA through junior year of high school. The daughter of immigrants, Elsy is the first member of her family to apply for college and is planning on pursuing the STEM field upon entering college next fall. She is a member of the French Club and the Class of 2020, but her passion lies in assisting other non-native speaking students. Elsy has been an interpreter for parents and students at various events at school and the South Country Library.

“My goal is to help others feel more involved,” Elsy explained. 

The District congratulates Elsy on this outstanding accomplishment and best wishes for success in pursuing her field of study.