For more than 20 years, the St. Augustine City Commission has recognized a graduating senior from St. Johns County High Schools with its annual Citizenship Award. The recipient is nominated by organizations from within the school with the final selection being made by the schools’ administration.
The award is a way to recognize a student’s commitment to service to others, including fellow students and their community. Recipients receive a commemorative plaque, a lapel pin depicting the city’s coat of arms, and a $200 scholarship to assist in costs associated with further education.
On Monday, May 14, 2018, the St. Augustine City Commission recognized graduating seniors with Citizenship Awards for their individual leadership and service to school, to community, and to other students. Pictured are (back row, L to R) Vice Mayor Todd Neville, Reesa Zaifert (Creekside HS), Lana Sumner-Borema (Bartram Trail HS), Commissioner Roxanne Horvath, Commissioner Leanna Freeman, and Commissioner Nancy Sikes-Kline; (front row, L to R): Milliken Bartlett (Blind Department, Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind), Victor Manly (Ponte Vedra HS), Kaylee Poirier (St. Augustine HS), Johanna Ceballos (St. Joseph Academy), and Nhan Thi Hoai Nguyen (Allen D. Nease HS), and Mayor Nancy Shaver.
Learn more about the St. Augustine City Commission at www.citystaug.com/government/city_commission. Featured image via City Government of St. Augustine