Alumni Spotlight - Derekaisha Bush, Class of 2019

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Derekaisha Bush ‘19

Future Leaders United President 2018-2019

2019 Trojan of the Year

University of South Florida

Derekaisha Bush is a proud Trojan. She served as the 3rd President of the Future Leaders United Enrichment and Mentoring Program for the 2018-2019 school year. Derekaisha has managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, received an Academic Award of Excellence and is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Derekaisha will be attending the University of South Florida this fall majoring in Premedical Sciences. Derekaisha was selected as the 2019 Trojan of the Year for her commitment to working along side her fellow classmates and community members to empower and improve the quality of life for all members of the Pine Hills Community, as well as her outstanding academic performance over the years. Her ambition has led her to obtaining 28 college acceptances totaling $200,000 in scholarships with an additional $2,000 scholarship from the United Foundation of Central Florida sponsored by Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill: Orlando owner Mrs. Zorida Pritipal.

I’m always willing to work hard and help others out when I can, while taking pride in my work and in my fellow peers.

Graduating Class: 2019

Attending: University of South Florida

Major: Premedical Sciences

Derekaisha Bush with her Executive Board for Future Leader United (Left to Right: Citlalli, Eboni, Derekaisha, Ms. Sandra Fatmi, Rebecca, Sandra, Joshua)

Derekaisha Bush with her Executive Board for Future Leader United (Left to Right: Citlalli, Eboni, Derekaisha, Ms. Sandra Fatmi, Rebecca, Sandra, Joshua)

Email: derekaishabush@gmail.com

Describe your recent success in detail.: Recently managed to receive well over $200,000 in scholarships as well as receive Trojan of the Year at Evans High School. I’ve been accepted to over 28+ colleges and receive the Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholarship

How did Future Leaders United, if at all, prepare you for or propel you towards this achievement?: Because of FLU I was able to gain experience and community service hours. With the community involvements, many organizations seen how active I was in my community and decided to invest in me.

Derekaisha with her some of her FLU Family. (Left to Right: Foline, Jency, Derekaisha, and Eboni)

Derekaisha with her some of her FLU Family. (Left to Right: Foline, Jency, Derekaisha, and Eboni)

Anything else you would like us to know about yourself or your accomplishment?: I am a hardworking and diligent Fluite. I was the President for the 2018-2019 school year and I plan on investing back into FLU because FLU took the time to invest into me.

Bright Futures is the name of a scholarship program in the state of Florida. It is funded by the Florida Lottery  and was first started in 1997.

Florida Medallion Scholars: Requires a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0, an ACT composite score of 26 or SAT combined reading/math score of 1170, and 75 service hours.