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Outstanding Student

Outstanding Student: Kendyl Cardwell

Outstanding Student: Kendyl Cardwell

Montverde Academy Senior fuel by oatmeal and molecular engineering.  Photo: Nicole Hamel Vital stats: 18 years old.  Senior at Montverde Academy.  National MeritⓇ finalist.  Member of Montverde Academy’s Distinguished Scholars program.  Member of Head of School’s Leadership Institute (HLI) as…
Outstanding Student: Cerina Rolle

Outstanding Student: Cerina Rolle

Running toward bright future of world travel and helping others. Photos: Nicole Hamel Vital stats: 17 years old. Junior at Eustis High School. Member of basketball and track teams. One older sister in college.  Secretary of student council her freshman…
Outstanding Student: Emerald Lewis

Outstanding Student: Emerald Lewis

Musical journey carried LMHS jewel home. Vital stats: Senior at Lake Minneola High School. Maintains a weighted 5.0 grade-point average. Completed seven advanced placement courses and seven dual-enrollment courses. Tell about your journey into music: My grandmother had been in…
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?…
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