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Outstanding Student

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…
Outstanding Student: Adam Cochran

Outstanding Student: Adam Cochran

Villages High School junior has heart set on becoming a surgeon. Vital Stats Born in Leesburg, lives in Wildwood. 3.5 GPA unweighted; 4.0 weighted. AP classes: computer science; language and composition. Honors classes: biology, chemistry, algebra 2. Goals? My goal…
Outstanding Student: Riley Standifer

Outstanding Student: Riley Standifer

Senior at Leesburg High School is an artist and activist. Vital Stats: Maintains 4.3 GPA. Riley has lived in Lake County for 14 years. Has taken five courses during his senior year as a dual-enrolled student at Lake-Sumter State College.…
Outstanding Student: Valerie Belvu

Outstanding Student: Valerie Belvu

Real Life Christian Academy senior gets A’s while improving community. Vital Stats Born in Orlando. Recipient of Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leader Award and $1,000 scholarship.  Plays on varsity basketball team. Volunteers at the academy’s Kid Life program and at a…
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