“The brighter you become, the more you realize how much there is for you still to learn.”

Best and Brightest Awards are given to the most accomplished students around Leon County in and out of the classroom. Despite only being apart of the competition since 2006, St. John Paul II students have received almost $20,000 in Best and Brightest Award Scholarships, ranking SJPIICHS third among local private schools.

Below are our top contestants

2019 – Article 

Honorable Mention in Athletics: Braidan O’Connor
Best and Brightest Runner Up in Career/Technical: Jennifer Uriostegui

2018 – Article

Career Runner-Up: Seth Kemeny
Technology Runner-Up: Patrick Hollis
English and Language Arts Runner Up: Andrea Mendoza

2017 – Article

Business Honorable Mention: Kathleen Kelly
Foreign Language 
Winner: Delaney Kaklamanos,
Public Speaking Honorable Mention: James Williams III



Athletics Runner-Up: Teresa Conroy
Business Runner-Up: Taylor Bickett
Winner Music: Christie Ger

Prior Winners