Wakulla High School 2016 graduate Isaac Matthias Kent was recently identified as the Academic Top Scholar for Wakulla under the Bright Futures Scholarship program run by Florida’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).
Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) who received funding for the 2017 fall term at an eligible Florida postsecondary institution are ranked based on the product of their highest Bright Futures weighted grade point average and their best SAT® combined or ACT® composite score on these college entrance exams.
Only one Academic Top Scholar is named per school district. In addition to the funding each Florida Academic Scholar receives per college credit hour, the one Academic Top Scholar per school district receives additional funding. OSFA notifies each Academic Top Scholar of their award.
Isaac entered Florida State University as a junior this past fall. He graduated from Wakulla High School in 2016 already having earned his two year Associate of Arts degree from Tallahassee Community College. Through Wakulla County’s Dual Enrollment agreements, qualifying students can take college or technical school courses at no cost while they are still in high school.
His current major courses of study at FSU are Physics, Mathematics, and Biology. Upon graduation from FSU, Isaac hopes to attend the University of Chicago where he plans on becoming a physician specializing in Radiology Oncology.
Isaac’s parents are Edward and Kimberely Kent.
States Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “We are proud of Isaac and his accomplishments. As a graduate of Shadeville Elementary, Riversprings Middle, and Wakulla High School, Isaac is well known by the Wakulla school district family. It is heartwarming to see our graduates go on to help improve our world in whatever fields they choose.”