Hadelle, nicknamed “Smiley” by her Home Depot co-workers, has achieved great things since arriving in the U.S. from Haiti in 2015.
Hadelle was unable to speak English when she enrolled at Atlantic Community High School but quickly found her niche within their four year AVID college readiness curriculum. In addition to her hard work with AVID, Hadelle actively participated in Bound For College tutoring for two years and not only mastered English, but became an A student, graduating from Atlantic Community High School in 2020. Furthermore, Hadelle maintained a heavy work load at Home Depot to assist her family with living expenses while remaining positive and bringing joy and inspiration to everyone she meets.
Her commitment to academic excellence helped her earn a Bright Futures Scholarship, a Viner Community Scholarship, and a Teamwork Education Foundation Scholarship. Hadelle is attending FAU to pursue her degree in nursing.