True North Recovery Services has awarded the $1,000 Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship to Leonardo Acosta, a senior at Annapolis Senior High School in Annapolis, MD.

Mr. Acosta’s determination and perseverance through his voice and his community involvement has earned him the annual award which will help him with his education at the University of Virginia.

You can read Leonardo’s winning story titled My Usual Circumstances.

Overcoming adversity is one part of our review process, another big part is recommendations. Alice Drayton, IB History Teacher at Annapolis High School had some incredible things to say about Leonardo including:

Leo Acosta is an amazing young man who is going to do great things. One need only glance at his resume to see Leo is a future leader. As an IB student, he has taken the hardest courses our
school offers. He is involved in school clubs and volunteers outside of school. The college that
is lucky enough to land Leo will acquire a student who will give back much more than he

About the Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship

The Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship was created by True North Recovery Services both to honor the life and achievements of the late Kristina Flores, who tragically passed on at the age of 23. Applicants who have overcome great personal hardships to complete high school are encouraged to apply. The scholarship will go to the person who best represents themselves through their application with an emphasis on their essay.