This week, the finalists for the Best & Brightest Awards, which honor high school seniors from across Leon County for their high achievements in academics, leadership and helping the community, were recognized at a reception at the Hotel Duval. Winners will be announced on May 16.
Now in its 13th year, the Best & Brightest Awards have recognized more than 1,800 high school seniors and awarded more than $575,000 in scholarships.
Among the 158 finalists are 15 St. John Paul II Catholic High School students:
Art: Zoe Whittaker
Athletics: Jordan Latimer
Business: Kyle Moran
Career: Seth Kemeny
Drama & Performing Arts: Mary-Sheldon Williams
English & Language Arts: Andrea Mendoza
Foreign Language: Benjamin Eacker
Journalism: Josephine Finn
Leadership: Moira Newsome
Mathematics: Daniel Bryant
Music: Kathryn Whisenant
Public Speaking: Jacob Stavres
Science & Health: Ginger Lucas
Social Science: Alexis Bondi
Technology: P.J. Hollis
The entire SJPIICHS community is proud of these seniors and their high achievements and wishes them the best of luck later this month when winners are announced.