Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger
May 21, 2015 2:00 p.m.
FBHS graduating seniors gather prior to awards ceremony.
Top graduate Jeremy Fischer is bound for Yale University. Principal Lodree (L) announced Jeremy’s total scholarship offers from various colleges and universities amounted to $2,339,662. Awards presented to Jeremy included National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic Recognition Program Student, Ted Steger Memorial Physics Award, Gifted Studies Award, and straight A’s for four years.
Daniel Perry, not pictured, received a National Merit Commended Scholar
Joy to the Children representative Susan Childers presents Camila Gomez a scholarship award. Another Joy to the Children scholarship was presented to Marissa Moore. Camila also received scholarships from John Hartrich, Fernandina Business Partners, from Kim Page for the J.C. Page Memorial Scholarship, and Mike Pallin for the Kiwanis Club Scholarship.
Dr. Jim Glackin stands with Take Stock in Children Scholarship Award recipients: Camila Gomez, Madison Brown, Taylor Hamilton and Dr. Jim Glackin (FBHS Math Teacher) Second row is Karsen Nurney, Emmy Clark, Matt Schuyler, Marissa Moore, Dylan Tiner, and Corbett Nettles. Students receive approximately $12,000 each for college tuition.
Annette Myers (L) and Charles Albert presents the Nassau County Community Development Corporation Elmo Myers and William Peck Scholarship to D.J. Wooten
James McCannell, (R) Friends of Fernandina Aviation presents scholarship to Andrew Lathbury (Upper Left); Betsy Michaelis, presents BeBe Cook Memorial Scholarship to Madison Brown (Upper Right) ; Kay Stephens (R) presents DAR scholarship to Lillyann Leipau who also won an FBHS Business Partner Award; Dr. Lauren Jones,(L) Nassau County Director of Food and Nutrition presents $200 scholarship to Julia Clark
Rotary Club Scholarship Winners(L) Cheyenne Roth and Tessa Pirkola; Savannah Bean (L) winner of the DAR Good Citizen Award and Marines Distinguished Athlete Award
Fernandina Men’s Golf Association, Chairman John Rudd, presents Madison Brown and Casey Walker with scholarships for $6000 each. Pamela Rae and Ruth Carter presents Kraft Tennis Partner Scholarships to Bailey Broussard, and Nic LeBlanc.
Brad Wood stands with Amelia Wilson recipient of Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship; Steve Powers of the Fernandina Pirate Club presents scholarship to Rebecca Pierce.
Monecia Stewart receives Jacksonville University Scholarship for $32,000 from J U representative Jessica Swick. Amelia Wilson and Tessa Pirkola receive Fernandina Beach Optimist Scholarships from Larry Parker.
Gifted Studies Award recipients Casee Yarborough, Amelia Wilson, Mariela White, Nic LaBlanc, Julia Clark, , Cheyenne Roth, Isabella Sheffield , Isaac Blair, Jeremy Fischer, Ashley Kinsley
Brian Lukanus, Emily Perna and Soteria Robinson are recognized for Achievement in Honors IV English.
Achievement in Advanced Placement English Literature: Michael Combs, Jeremy Fischer, Zoe Stein, Cheyenne Roth, Casee Yarborough, Amelia Wilson.
Brianna Sky Holley will join the U.S. Army after graduation. Her educational benefits will total $65,000. Presenting the awards are U S Army Staff Sgt Meyers, and Staff Sgt. Joshua Clark
United States Army Reserve National Scholar Athletes awarded to Eric Shelly, and Ashley Kinsley. Joining athletes are Staff Sgt. Joshua Clark and Army Staff Sgt Meyers
Will Weaver receives Marines Athletic Award; Scholastic Excellence goes to Michael Combs; Musical Excellence recipient is Malia Denmark.
Recipients of Athletic Scholarships: Karri Nantz, Savannah Bean, Michael Coombs, Ashley Kinsley, Matt Kane, Will Weaver, Eric Shelly
Amelia Island Runners representative Roy Benson presents scholarships worth $750 to Carly Oliver, Nic LeBlanc, and Will Weaver.
The Katie Caples Foundation Design Award is presented to Emily Perna by Jennifer Cook director of Katie Caples Foundation (L). Emily Perna and Megan Combs receive scholarships from the Amelia Island Art Association (R).
Eligible FL Medallian Scholars: Savannah Bean, Madison Brown, Zoe Stein, Ali Elwell, Michael Combs, Emy Clark, Jeremy Fischer, Julia Clark, Ashley Kinsley, Matt Kane, Hill Gaines, Spenser Larsen, Nic LeBlanc; (Not Pictured) Brandon Lee, Tessa Pirkola, Robin Kurti, Mariela White, and Carra Thomas and Abigail Licausi
Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award goes to Hill Gaines (L). Casey Walker (R) receives Teens for Change Award for serving as its president and being an outstanding member.
Casee Yarborough, Lillyann Leipau, and Madison Brown receive the GFWC Women’s Club Scholarship.
Health/Sciences/Nursing Assistant Awards for completion of nursing program. Bruce Colafella, Cameron Wilson, Amanda Middleton, Erika Pestana, Jade Bagley, Shay Bryant, Monecia Stewart, Miguel Kronbach, Rachel Edgy, Anna Bridwell, Emily Kirkendall, Camila Gomez, Carolina Boets, (Marissa Moore -not pictured) Photo courtesy of Sharon Belcher.
Michael Combs, Cheyenne Roth, Sarah Zakzewski, receive the Thomas Jefferson Award for AP Political Science and Amelia Wilson receives the Sigmund Freud Award for A P Psychology.
Marching Band Awards Melia Denmark, Julia Clark, Emma Clark, Amelia Wilson, Emily Owens, Isaac Blair, Tessa Pirkola.
To view previous post of FBHS Class of 2015 Principal and Faculty Awards, click here.
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