Each year Dr. Randy Feldman, of Feldman Orthodontics, awards an outstanding graduating senior, or two in this case, with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. An essay competition is held for graduating seniors and a winner selected for their response to the question, “What a smile means to me!” Additional scholarship criteria are the winners must have maintained a cumulative start grade point average of 3.0 or better, have achieved a minimum SAT score of 1000 or minimum ACT score of 22, must have submitted a letter of recommendation from their school, and have a letter of acceptance from a college of their choice. This year’s winning essays of the $1000 scholarship was awarded to two outstanding seniors: Ka’Oni Toussaint, a graduating senior from Hillsborough High School, and Lisa Ryzhikov, a graduating senior from Sickles High School. To celebrate their achievements, Dr. Feldman and his staff treated the winners and their parents to an awards dinner at the Feldman Orthodontics North Tampa Office; which was held on Thursday, May 15, 2015. In order to keep the ambition alive, he also presented each winner with a copy of the book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Randy Feldman has awarded scholarships to over 40 graduating seniors from local public high schools during the past twenty three years. This scholarship is given to outstanding graduating seniors in recognition of their potential to both excel in their future endeavors and to become a contributing member of their community. View Ka’Oni’s Winning Essay Here: http://yourbite.com/Community/Feldman-College-Scholarships/2014-Winning-Essay-by-KaOni-ToussaintView Lisa’s Winning Essay Here: http://yourbite.com/Community/Feldman-College-Scholarships/2014-Scholarship-Winning-Essay-by-Lisa-RyzhikovDr. Feldman strongly believes in giving back to the Tampa Bay community and is committed to recognizing those individuals with the potential to continue with that legacy of service. Congratulations Ka’Oni Toussaint and Lisa Ryzhikov! You deserve this scholarship along with your successes along the way. “The Feldman Orthodontics Scholarship provides financial support to graduating seniors from local high schools who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to their community,” said Dr. Feldman. “We are thrilled to present these scholarships to Ka’Oni and Lisa and wish them the best of success in their future endeavors.” Next year, Feldman Orthodontics will be hosting a 25 year anniversary event, “What a Smile Means to the High School Seniors of Tampa Bay 1990-2015, and will invite all 50 winners to attend. A small anthology will also be published.