24th Annual Feldman Orthodontics Scholarship Essay Competition Winners

TAMPA, FL, May 22, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Each year Dr. Randy Feldman, of Feldman Orthodontics, awards an outstanding graduating senior, or two in this case, with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. An essay competition is held for graduating seniors and a winner selected for their response to the question, "What a smile means to me!"

Additional scholarship criteria are the winners must have maintained a cumulative start grade point average of 3.0 or better, have achieved a minimum SAT score of 1000 or minimum ACT score of 22, must have submitted a letter of recommendation from their school, and have a letter of acceptance from a college of their choice.

This year's winning essays of the $1000 scholarship was awarded to two outstanding seniors: Ka'Oni Toussaint, a graduating senior from Hillsborough High School, and Lisa Ryzhikov, a graduating senior from Sickles High School.

To celebrate their achievements, Dr. Feldman and his staff treated the winners and their parents to an awards dinner at the Feldman Orthodontics North Tampa Office; which was held on Thursday, May 15, 2015. In order to keep the ambition alive, he also presented each winner with a copy of the book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Randy Feldman has awarded scholarships to over 40 graduating seniors from local public high schools during the past twenty three years. This scholarship is given to outstanding graduating seniors in recognition of their potential to both excel in their future endeavors and to become a contributing member of their community.

Dr. Feldman strongly believes in giving back to the Tampa Bay community and is committed to recognizing those individuals with the potential to continue with that legacy of service.

Congratulations Ka'Oni Toussaint and Lisa Ryzhikov! You deserve this scholarship along with your successes along the way.

"The Feldman Orthodontics Scholarship provides financial support to graduating seniors from local high schools who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to their community," said Dr. Feldman. "We are thrilled to present these scholarships to Ka'Oni and Lisa and wish them the best of success in their future endeavors."

Next year, Feldman Orthodontics will be hosting a 25 year anniversary event, "What a Smile Means to the High School Seniors of Tampa Bay 1990-2015, and will invite all 50 winners to attend. A small anthology will also be published.

To read this year's winning essays, please visit: ... ip-Winners

To learn more about Dr. Feldman and Feldman Orthodontics, please visit: or call (813) 968-BITE (2483).

About The Feldman Orthodontics 24th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition: Among the requirements for this unique scholarship are an outstanding essay, cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, a minimum SAT score of 1000 or minimum ACT score of 22, letter of recommendation from their school, and letter of acceptance to college or vocational-technical institution. Applicants must be graduating seniors from a Hillsborough or Pasco County public high school. Dr. Randy Feldman has awarded scholarships to over forty graduating seniors from local public high schools during the past twenty three years.

About Randy Feldman, DDS, MS and Feldman Orthodontics: Dr. Randy Feldman continues to bring happy, healthy, and beautiful smiles to his orthodontic patients in Tampa Bay. For over 30 years Dr. Feldman has been a distinguished leader and dedicated to his community. Dr. Feldman received his DDS and BA in Zoology from The Ohio State University. He currently is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Plastic Surgery at the USF College of Medicine. He also holds a patent for ceramic brackets. These are just a few among the numerous academic and professional accomplishments Dr. Feldman has to his credit.

About Invisalign SUPER ELITE Preferred Provider: Dr. Feldman is Tampa Bay's only Invisalign SUPER ELITE Preferred Provider placing him in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in the world. No one in Tampa Bay has more experience with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen than Dr. Feldman.

To learn more about Randy M. Feldman, DDS, MS and Feldman Orthodontics and the orthodontic treatment available for children, teens, and adults using braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen, please visit: or call (813) 968-2483.

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