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Outstanding Student

Outstanding Student: Austin McGrath

Outstanding Student: Austin McGrath

He won first place in the Tractor Operations Contest at Marion Technical Institute and moved to the state-level competition. Vital Stats Age: 18; Parents: Tami Mosier and Joe McGrath. Graduating from Tavares High School; GPA: 3.2. Born in Leesburg. Plans…
Outstanding Student: Deana McDuffie

Outstanding Student: Deana McDuffie

Dual enrollment student at Lake-Sumter State College and Tavares High School Age: 18 Parents: David and Louise McDuffie. Plans to stay at Lake-Sumter State College to get associate’s degree, along with EMT studies at Lake Technical College, followed by DirectConnect…
Outstanding Student: Ivey Young

Outstanding Student: Ivey Young

Junior at Leesburg High School Vital Stats • Born in Orlando. • Student Government treasurer; selected to attend Florida Girls State, a government function at the state Capitol. • Has 4.7 GPA; member of National Honor Society. • Plays softball…
Outstanding Student: Ansley Gray

Outstanding Student: Ansley Gray

Sophomore, First Academy – Leesburg Born in Lakeland. 2018 Teen Miss Lake County and Teen Miss Denim and Diamonds. Member of Dance Dynamix competition team. Has 3.65 GPA and belongs to National Honor Society. Also has been a cheerleader and…
Outstanding Student: MacArthur Harris III

Outstanding Student: MacArthur Harris III

Junior at The Villages Charter High School Born in Eustis, lives in Wildwood. 6-feet-2-inches, 200-pound quarterback. First QB to lead school to 10-0 regular season; team finished 11-1.  Being scouted by Duke and Harvard universities, among others. Has GPA of…
Outstanding Student: Shelby Taylor

Outstanding Student: Shelby Taylor

Boys & Girls Club mentor  Vital Stats Age: 15. Residence: Eustis. School: Freshman at Umatilla High School. Family: Mom, Ronda Taylor, and brother, Jesse Taylor. Boys & Girls Club: She’s been a mentor/member for four years. What I enjoy most…
Outstanding Student: Elizabeth Buzbee 

Outstanding Student: Elizabeth Buzbee 

  Senior at Montverde Academy   Vital Stats: Born in Eustis, grew up in Mount Dora and Alabama. Father, Tom, is an abstract artist in Mount Dora and professor at Full Sail University. Mother, Linda, is a nurse practitioner with…
Outstanding Student: Isabella Orlando

Outstanding Student: Isabella Orlando

Vital Stats: Born in Orlando. Junior at Lake Minneola High School Studying health science collegiate AP courses at Lake-Sumter State College. Family: Father, Dennis, works with U.S. Postal Service; mother, Christine, RN, administrator with Florida Hospital; sister, Jillian, 13. Has…
Outstanding Student: Presli Sickels

Outstanding Student: Presli Sickels

5th grader, Minneola Charter School Vital Stats: Started Kindness Kids project with $39 from piggybank. Encourages classmates, parents to help cause through Facebook. Selected this year as Disney Dreamer and Doer. Named after Elvis Presley.   What inspired you to…
Outstanding Student: Jasmine Ramjeet

Outstanding Student: Jasmine Ramjeet

Leesburg High School senior   Vital Stats: Selected as Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Star. Member of Air Force JROTC. Born in Burnsville, Minnesota.   What inspired you to do something after the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 in Orlando?…
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