Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Monday, September 21, 2020

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Elsie Zhao Age: 17, Sophomore at Christian Home and Bible School I aspire to become an emergency room physician. I like the idea of treating everything from broken bones to high fevers. I will study medicine at Washington University in…
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT

Matt Whitlock Age: 25, Senior at Beacon College I was born with a speech disorder known as dyspraxia. Because of this disorder, a bully used to pick on me when I was 12. I used to let dyspraxia bother me…
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT

Leah Wertz Age: 18, Senior at Leesburg High School After graduating high school, I plan on attending either the University of Central Florida or Florida State University and majoring in secondary education. I want to become a high school math…
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT

Age 20 / Sophomore at Lake-Sumter State College Ben Heggie As a young child, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. I had a difficult time processing information and struggled academically as an elementary school student. I have overcome dyslexia through tutoring…
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT

Age 8 / Lost Lake Elementary School / Grade 3 Grace Avery It hurts me to see when other children my age do not have all the necessary school supplies because their parents cannot afford them. As a result, my…
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age 12 / East Ridge Middle School / Grade 7 Mariah Khetem I give back by wrapping Christmas gifts for people. My uncle, Doug Richardson, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) last…
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT

Age 18/2013 Leesburg High School graduate Tyler Brandeburg[divider_1px] I am attending the University of Florida in August as a college freshman. I will earn a bachelor’s degree in finance and then a Master of Business Administration (MBA). I chose UF…
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT

Gavin Casey Age 15/Mount Dora High School/Sophomore[divider_1px] I’ve never had a Facebook account. I have Twitter, but I never use it. Although my generation is classified as techies, I want to be the odd one out and show people that…
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