Two Santa Fe College cheerleaders have received the second annual Saleha Huuda Cheerleader Scholarship. Kristin Nolton and Michelle Pinedo were selected for the $300 scholarship based on their fall term GPA, leadership and dedication to the squad, athletic department and SF. Kristin is a freshman from Naples, Fla. and is pursuing an associate’s degree in elementary education. Michelle is a sophomore from Fort Myers, Fla. and is pursuing an associate’s degree in health sciences.
The scholarship is named for Saleha Huuda, who was a cheerleader at SF during the 2007-2008 athletic season. A native of Ghana who came to the United States as a young girl, Saleha graduated from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School and then, in 2009, from SF. At the time of her death in December 2010, she was a 21-year-old senior at the University of Florida majoring in family, youth and community sciences and was also a member of the competitive cheerleading squad.