Seven ZHS graduating seniors earn awards
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce gave $3,500 in scholarships to seven Zephyrhills High School Seniors May 6 at the Pasco Education Foundation online scholarship ceremony.
Recipients of the Chamber scholarships are selected based on community service, presentation, character and academic achievement.
The following students were each awarded $500 for the Chamber Academic and Vocational Scholarships: Hailey Cameron (Pasco Hernando State College, major in Criminology; Clayton Cornelius (University of South Florida, Athletic Training); Melody Holloway (Saint Leo University, Psychology); Daisy Martinez (Pasco Hernando State College, Criminology); Gisele Navarra (Saint Leo University, Business); Jaiden Ryker (University of Cincinnati, Law) and Yahir Torrs (University of South Florida (Science and Health Care).
“These scholarships are made possible through the Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Festival held each year along with other fundraising done by the chamber,” said Melonie Monson, President & CEO of the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce.“We love torecognize the hard work of wonderful students who have diligently served in our community and stand strong in the face of adversity,” said, Monson. “This year has been a difficult one for all our students but especially the seniors. We were excited to receive 17 applications and enjoyed learning about each and every one of them. The committee worked hard to choose the scholars who stood above the rest in both heart and courage. We are thrilled to be a small part in the advancement in these student’s futures and wish them well.”
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce supports a number of local youth citizenship, leadership and educational programs throughout the year.