Panter, Panter, & Sampedro and PBA award annual collegiate scholarship

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Panter, Panter, & Sampedro, P.A. (PPS) in partnership with the Pinecrest Business Association (PBA) announced the recipient of its annual collegiate scholarship on Tuesday, April 19. Rosalie Luo, a senior at Miami Palmetto Senior High School, was presented with the $2,000 check during a PBA member luncheon.

In addition to the scholarship presentation, Dr. Larry Feldman, school board member District 9, presented proclamations to Luo, Panter, Panter, and Sampedro, and to the Pinecrest Business Association for their outstanding efforts and achievements in the Miami-Dade County Public School system.

Each year, PPS and the PBA award a scholarship to an outstanding high school student in Pinecrest. To qualify, students must attend a high school within the Village of Pinecrest, demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.5, and provide recommendations from at least one teacher as well as their guidance counselor. In addition, students must provide an application that includes a well-thought out answer to an essay question, transcripts, a full resume, as well as their community service record. The scholarship is payable directly to the student’s college or university.

“Rosalie is not only an outstanding student, but also an exceptional individual,” says Mitchell Panter, managing partner of PPS and founding member of the PBA. “This is one of our favorite annual contributions. Rosalie joins a prestigious list of high school seniors who are already making a positive impact on our future.”

Although Luo dealt with family troubles throughout much of her high school career, she chose to put her energy into her education and into her community rather than take a destructive path. Her impressive resume includes membership and leadership in several of her school’s prestigious organizations including Mu Alpha Theta, the English Honor Society, and the National Honor Society. She has also been involved in the Greater Miami Youth Symphony. In addition to earning an impressive 5.4 GPA, ranking in the top six students of her senior class, and being heavily involved in extracurricular activities, Luo has worked as a tutor since 2013.

PPS has been active in the PBA since it was founded in 2000. Brett Panter co-founded the organization while Mitch Panter is a past president and currently serves on the association’s board of directors. For more information on the firm, please visit

The PBA is a volunteer organization involving all of the Village of Pinecrest and surrounding areas and its more than 600 businesses. Its mission is to not only promote business relationships among members and to represent the business interest within the Village of Pinecrest, but also to provide community service. For more information on joining the organization, please visit

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