The East Pasco Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce recognized nine students from Academy of Spectrum Diversity, The Broach School, Chester W. Taylor Elementary, East Pasco Adventist Academy, Heritage Academy, Raymond B. Stewart Middle School, West Zephyrhills Elementary, and Zephyrhills High School. The students were honored as the Greater Zephyrhills Student Citizen of the Month for November. The ceremony took place at Venue Sponsor, Chick-fil-A in Zephyrhills on Nov. 16 at 8:00 am.
Students are chosen by the teachers and administration of their individual schools for exemplary effort, achievement and contribution to their school, family, and community. This is the 25th year in which the Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce has recognized students with this program each month during the academic year.
The students receiving honors were: Joshua Narankevicius (10th grade, Academy of Spectrum Diversity); Eliza Taylor (5th grade, The Broach School); Annlee Holcomb (2nd grade, Chester W. Taylor Elementary School); Santiago Sanchez-Mesa (Pre-K, East Pasco Adventist Academy); Adelie Jividen (4th grade, Heritage Academy); McKayla Oberman (6th grade, Raymond B. Stewart Middle School); Jaxon Smith (4th grade, West Zephyrhills Elementary School); and Laila Woolfolk (Zephyrhills High School).
City Councilman, Lance Smith commented “It’s always an uplifting experience for me when I attend the Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month. I love seeing the pride the students, parents, and teachers exhibit when receiving the award and I always leave the event feeling positive about the future. Congratulations to all students for this wonderful accomplishment.”
Sponsors and supporters of this year’s program are as follows: AdventHealth Zephyrhills, the City of Zephyrhills, Chick-fil-A of Zephyrhills, IR Staffing, San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union, and Suncoast Credit Union. The event is supported by U.S. Congressman, Gus Bilirakis; Senator Danny Burgess, District 20; Florida House of Representatives Randy Maggard, District 38; Pasco County Clerk of Court, Nikki Alvarez; Zephyrhills Mayor, Gene Whitfield; Pasco County Sheriff, Chris Nocco; Bahr’s Propane Gas & AC; East Pasco YMCA; Faithful Friends Pet Cremation; Jarrett Ford of Dade City; Pin Chasers Zephyrhills; Pioneer Florida Museum & Village; SouthState Bank; Sonny’s Bar-B-Q; and The Zephyrhills/Wesley Chapel Ministerial Association.