JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- First Coast News is nearly done handing out its Hero Next Door student scholarships.
So, if you entered your child, they still have a chance to win. Even if you didn't, chances are you will be moved by the winners' stories.
17-year-old Mia Flowers of Jacksonville is the latest Hero Next Door scholarship winner.
Flowers maintains a weighted G.P.A. of 4.36 at Paxon School for Advanced Studies.
She volunteers for the mayor's holiday spectacular and at Shands Jacksonville.
Flowers is also very involved with Community Connections and serves as a mentor for Empowerment Resources, Inc.
Her goal is to attend the University of South Florida to major in pre-medicine.
One day she would like to treat illnesses that affect the elderly.
First Coast News surprised Flowers at her home Wednesday night, and she said she had no idea she was a winner.
Be sure you watch Good Morning Jacksonville to meet the rest of the scholarship winners.
There are three $1,000 scholarships and one $5,000 scholarship remaining.
Winners were chosen by an internal committee at First Coast News and external committee of educational experts from a field of more than 500 applicants.
Parents are told in advance if their child won, but the recipients are surprised.
First Coast News