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Outstanding Student

Outstanding Student: Alexis Gamez

Outstanding Student: Alexis Gamez

Raising the bar for female weightlifters.   Photos: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Will graduate Leesburg High School in 2021.  Captain of LHS weightlifting team. Student representative for the LHS program Pledge Against Bullying.  President of Student Government Association (SGA), Region…
Outstanding Student: Parker Kruse

Outstanding Student: Parker Kruse

FFA leader grows ambition for future.  Photo Nicole Hamel Vital stats 18 years old 2020 South Lake High School graduate Plans to finish his AA at Santa Fe College in 2021  Plans to major in agriculture communications or animal science…
Outstanding Student: Nellie Onugha

Outstanding Student: Nellie Onugha

LMHS scholar and athlete sprints toward career in medicine.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital stats: Graduated from Lake Minneola High School in 2020. Finished high school with a weighted 5.08 grade-point average. Freshman at the University of South Florida. What activities…
Outstanding Student: Emily Curatolo

Outstanding Student: Emily Curatolo

No test is too tough for Emily Curatolo, who always strives for academic excellence.  Vital stats: Graduated from East Ridge High School in 2020. Maintained a 5.2 grade-point average. Completed 14 advanced placement (AP) classes. Now a freshman at the…
Outstanding Student: Paws-itively professional

Outstanding Student: Paws-itively professional

Teen owns doggone trustworthy pet-sitting company. Photos: Nicole Hamel It’s the little things Sofia Prieto-Rodriguez does for her clients that count.  A gentle rub on the head. A tickle on the belly. A treat for good behavior.  Sofia is a…
Outstanding Student: Kristopher Ganesh

Outstanding Student: Kristopher Ganesh

Photo: Nicole Hamel 5-year plan earns South Lake High valedictorian Take Stock in Children college scholarship. Vital Stats: Age 18.  Born in Long Island, NY.  Youngest of two siblings. Served on the Clermont Youth Council.  Attending the University of Florida…
Outstanding Student: Ashley Gray

Outstanding Student: Ashley Gray

2020 graduate of Montverde Academy Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats Rachel Scott and Darren Gray, parents; Taylor Gray, sister 1st Place at Trail Pleasure Walking Horse World Championship, Class 168 Owner Amateur Youth 6-17. When did you start riding horses?…
Outstanding Student: Christian Ardizone

Outstanding Student: Christian Ardizone

East Ridge High School graduate plans on attending law school. Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats: Born in Orlando. Lives in Montverde Parents are Jennifer and John Ardizone. Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Award winner. What are your college plans? I’m going…
Outstanding Student: Timothy Rodriquez

Outstanding Student: Timothy Rodriquez

Leesburg High drum major led Macy’s Parade marching band.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital Stats:  2020 graduate of Leesburg High School. Holds all three weightlifting records for his weight class at Leesburg High. How did you find out you’d be leading…
Outstanding Student: Hadley Fales

Outstanding Student: Hadley Fales

5-year-old is an avid reader. When did you start reading? When I was a baby. Do you have a favorite book? “Uni the Unicorn.” Where’s your favorite place to read? In my bedroom. How many books have you read so…
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