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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 with commissioners (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.

Presentations to be made during ceremony on May 14

At the conclusion of each academic year, the St. Augustine City Commission recognizes a graduating senior from each of St. Johns County’s high schools to recognize his or her leadership and service to school, to community and to other students.

The presentation of the Citizenship Award will be held as part of an awards ceremony on May 14, 2018 at 4:00pm in The Alcazar Room. The ceremony is open to the public and will be broadcast live on Government TV/Comcast Channel 3 as well as on where it may be seen on-demand the day following the ceremony.

Names are placed in nomination by organizations within each high school, and the administration of each school names its recipient for the Citizenship Award and provides a brief synopsis of the recipient’s activities. Participation by schools varies from year to year, and this year eight high schools named seniors for the award.

Each recipient receives from the Commissioners a commemorative plaque, a city lapel pin, and $200 to assist with further educational endeavors.

The 2018 Citizenship Award recipients are:

  • Nhan Thi Hoai Nguyen, Allen D. Nease High School
  • Lana Sumner-Borema, Bartram Trail High School
  • Reesa Zaifert, Creekside High School
  • Milliken Bartlett, Florida School for the Deaf & Blind –Blind Department
  • Victor Manly, Ponte Vedra High School
  • Kaylee Poirier, St. Augustine High School
  • Thomas Adkison, St. Johns Technical High School
  • Johanna Ceballos, St. Joseph Academy

For more information, contact the Public Affairs Department @ 904.825-1004.