On Wednesday night, World Class Schools announced the winners 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.
Now in its 13th year, the Best & Brightest Awards have recognized more than 1,800 high school seniors and awarded more than $629,000 in scholarships.
Three students from St. John Paul II Catholic High School were runners up in their fields and were each awarded a scholarship for $750.
Career/Technical: Seth Kemeny
English & Language Arts: Andrea Mendoza
Technology: P.J. Hollis
Among the 158 finalists were 12 other St. John Paul II Catholic High School students:
Art: Zoe Whittaker
Athletics: Jordan Latimer
Business: Kyle Moran
Drama & Performing Arts: Mary-Sheldon Williams
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
The entire SJPIICHS community is proud of all of these seniors and their high achievements and knows they will continue to excel in the future.