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2020 Pasco Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship donors, the Pasco Education Foundation awarded 119 scholarships to graduating seniors in 18 Pasco County High Schools valued at $234,400.  Unfortunately due to the circumstances this year, our annual Scholarship Awards Banquet was unable to be held in person. In lieu of this ceremony, we welcome you to get to know our recipients through the Scholarship Class of 2020 “Meet the Class” webpage. Get to know our scholarship recipients through an individualized personal experience!

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Stefanie Aguilar


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: St. Leo University
Major: Law

Stefanie adjusted to life attending three different high schools while trying to maintain her GPA and thus succeeding in her goal of dual enrollment at Pasco-Hernando State College. She proved to herself to never give up and continue to reach for her goals.

Jessica Almaraz Lopez


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: Pasco-Hernando State College
Major: Business Administration

Jessica also received a scholarship as part of the Take Stock in Children program. She was also part of the National Honor Society. Jessica’s career goal is to become a business owner.

Maria Almaraz Lopez


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: Pasco-Hernando State College
Major: Accounting/Finance

Maria is graduating in the top 10% of her class. She also received a scholarship from the Take Stock in Children program. Maria’s career goal is to become an accountant.

Jonathan Alvarado

Zephyrhills High School

Martha Mason Vocational Scholarship

Marycarmen Andruskiewicz


Pasco High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship
Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Marycarmen will be receiving her AA degree while graduating Summa Cum Laude from PHS. Her career goal is to become a physician’s assistant.

Marisa Anfuso


Gulf High School

G. Frank Parker Jr. Memorial Scholarship

College: Pasco-Hernando State College
Major: Nursing

Marisa is graduating in the top 10% of her class at GHS. She volunteered over 200 hours, mainly as a Junior Camp Counselor at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, and still worked part-time. She also participated on the GHS Track and Field team. Marisa’s career goal is to do something in the medical field, either in nursing or as a Physician’s Assistant.

Cyrus Baker


Land O’ Lakes High School

I Run for Coach Keppel Scholarship

College: University of North Florida
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Cyrus participated on the LOLHS Cross Country team and was team Captain. His career goal is to become an engineer.

Savanah Blasdel


Land O’ Lakes High School

Krista Marie Sellars Memorial Scholarship

Jongabriel Bonilla


Wesley Chapel High School

The Biggest Heart Scholarship Honoring Samantha Friese

Jesse Buntyn


Wesley Chapel High School

Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon Scholarship

College: Pasco-Hernando State College
Major: Economics

Jesse participated in many extra-curricular activities in high school, including Varsity Cross Country where he was Co-Captain. Jesse’s career goal is to become an economist.

Hailey Caleb


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

Sally Campbell


Pasco High School

Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce Community Involvement Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Animal Science

Sally was co-captain of the girls’ Varsity Tennis team at PHS, as well as President of the National Honor Society. She is Founder and President of her own non-profit organization “Sallybrating With A Cause”. Sally was also a Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow Recipient. Her career goal is to be a veterinarian.

Alexia Carmack


J. W. Mitchell High School

Aaron William Guynn Memorial Scholarship

College: Florida Atlantic University
Major: Criminology/ Psychology

Alexia graduated Magna Cum Laude from JWMHS. She was the photo and index editor of the Stampede Yearbook, in Keyclub/LEO club and Teen Court for 4 years, and a member of English National Honor Society. Her career goal is to become a Forensic Psychologist for the FBI.

Hewitt Cherry


Land O’ Lakes High School

Robert A. Crockford Memorial Scholarship

Stephen Church

Zephyrhills High School

Martha Mason Vocational Scholarship

Samantha Cody


Gulf High School

Athanassie Family Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Music Education

Samantha was First Chair All-County in the Pasco All-County Band her senior year, as well as First Chair All-County Jazz Band her junior year. She received 5 Superiors at the District Solo & Ensemble Festival, 1 Superior at the State level, and participated in the Festival of the Winds at USF both her junior and senior years. She was an honors student graduating in the top 10 in her class, with AP and Dual Enrollment courses. Samantha’s career goal is to become a high school band director, followed by a Director of Bands at a University.

Sarah Cody


Gulf High School

BIR Future Educator Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Music Education

Sarah is graduating in the top 10 in her class at Gulf High School. She was the Drum Major for the GHS Band, the Tri-M Music Honor Society Treasurer, and received three high school district Solo and Ensemble Superiors. She was also the President of the French Club. Sarah aspires to be a high school band director.

Katherine Colon


Anclote High School

James M. Marlowe Allied Health Scholarship

Elijah Colon-Gotwalt


Fivay High School

Alpha Delta Kappa Future Teacher Scholarship

College: University of West Florida
Major: Education/Marine Biology

Elijah has received honor roll for the past two years at FHS. He also contributed to his school working with them at scheduled events. His career goal is to teach secondary education.

Victoria Conn


Pasco High School

Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

College: Berry College
Major: Biochemistry, Spanish, Kinesiology

Victoria will be receiving her Cambridge Diploma. She was voted PHS Outstanding Senior, was FBLA President, a member of National Honor Society, PHS Rotary Outstanding Senior, and Dade City Youth Council Vice-Chairman. Victoria’s career goal is to become a doctor of physical therapy.

Emily Correa


Land O’ Lakes High School

Timothy Ellrod Scholarship

Isabella Cortier


J. W. Mitchell High School

Youth Leadership Pasco Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Hospitality Management

Isabella received her Associate of Arts degree as a dual enrollment student. Her career goal is to be an event manager for Disney.

Alec Damien


Wiregrass Ranch High School

Robert A. Crockford Memorial Scholarship

Alex Dang


Wiregrass Ranch High School

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Alex will be receiving his Associate of Arts degree while graduating Summa Cum Laude from WRHS. He has volunteered at AdventHealth Wesley Chapel for over a year. Alex was Vice President of the Key Club and HOSA, a member of National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a leader for the Relay For Life of East Pasco. Alex’s career goal is to become a Pediatrician.

Hannah Davidson


Pasco High School

Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce Community Involvement Scholarship

College: Pasco-Hernando State College
Major: Emergency Medical Science

Hannah will be acquiring her Associate of Arts degree upon graduation. Her career goal is to become a firefighter and EMT.

Ethan Dittman


Gulf High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: Florida State University
Major: Political Science

Ethan finished in the Top 5 of students in the GHS IB Program. He was also President of the National History Honor Society, on the All A Honor Roll, and a tennis District Finalist. Ethan’s career goal is to become a lawyer.

Ashley Doers


Land O’ Lakes High School

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Health Sciences

Ashley finished in the Top 10 of her class at LOLHS. She played Varsity Soccer for 2 years, representing the West Side in the All-Star soccer game and All-Conference Soccer for 4 years. She was the Vice President of Council for Exceptional Children and a Pasco County Partner of the Year for Special Olympics. Ashley’s career goal is to become an Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant.

 

Tyvelle Dorvil


Pasco High School

Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

College: Pasco-Hernando State College
Major: Business Administration

Tyvelle graduated with honors at PHS, where he was also the founder of the Social Inclusion Club. The Rotary Club chose him as one of their Outstanding Seniors for the Class of 2020. He was also the featured speaker at the 2020 Pasco Education Foundation Cinderella Ball. Tyvelle’s career goal is to be an entrepreneur.

Carolyn Emerson


Pasco High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship
Pasco High Reunion of the Decades

College: Florida State University
Major: Meteorology

Carolyn is graduating Summa Cum Laude from PHS with an AICE Diploma. She was also a Rotary Outstanding Senior. Carolyn’s career goal is to become a National Weather Service Meteorologist.

Kristen Engasser


Land O’ Lakes High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Biology

Kristen was inducted into the International Thespian Honors Society, served on the Junior State of America’s State Cabinet as Co-Director of Activism, and was on the National Cabinet as Director of Fight Apathy. She also maintained chapter officer positions in both Drama Troupe 4740 (Secretary, Director of Activities and Service) and Junior State of America (Secretary, President), and was awarded the Senior Scholarship from Theatre District 14. Kristen’s career goal is to become a psychiatrist.

Nicole Evangelista


Land O’ Lakes High School

James M. Marlowe Allied Health Scholarship

Camryn Farquhar


Wesley Chapel High School

Boots and Roots Foundation Scholarship
Pasco County Farm Bureau Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Agricultural Education and Communication

Camryn was voted by her peers as the WCHS Outstand Senior. She also was chosen as the District and School CTE Student of the Year, was President of FFA, Student Government Executive Board Secretary, Florida State Youth Fair Champion Ambassador, and was on the Dairy Evaluation and Management Team which came in 2nd in the State/3rd in High Individual. Camryn’s career goal is to become an agricultural educator or extension agent.

Samuel Fetgatter


Land O’ Lakes High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Business on a Pre-Law Track

Samuel is the salutatorian of his graduating class. He was part of the National Honor Society, an officer in the drama club, and president of the Psychology Club. He is very involved in his youth group, for which he is one of the Vice Presidents of a regional youth movement of more than 300 teens. Samuel’s career goal is to become a lawyer.

Sydney Field


River Ridge High School

Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship

Nicholas Gaziano


Wiregrass Ranch High School

Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon Scholarship

College: Florida Atlantic University
Major: International Business

Nicholas was a TedX Finalist and a 3-year Varsity Football player. His career goal is to be an international marketing director.

Meghan Grace


J. W. Mitchell High School

Kim Van Schenck Memorial Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Social Science Education

Meghan will be graduating Cum Laude. Her career goal is to be in education.

Nicholas Gray


Pasco High School

Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Computer Science

Nicholas is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and achieved straight A’s throughout high school. He hopes to become a cybersecurity analyst.

Ricci Guico


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Biology

Ricci is graduating in the Top 10 in her class. Her career goal is to become a pediatrician.

Brianna Hamlett


Pasco eSchool

Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel 9/11 Memorial Scholarship

College: St. Leo University
Major: Criminal Justice

Brianna is honored to be accepted to college despite overcoming many hardships in her high school experience. Her career goal is to become a crime scene investigator.

Jarvis He


Wiregrass Ranch High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Jarvis is also the recipient of the WREC Scholarship. His career goal is to become a Physician.

Adriana Hernandez


Land O’ Lakes High School

Fine Arts of the Suncoast Scholarship
West Pasco Quilters’ Guild Fine Arts Scholarship

David Hernandez Otero


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

Faith Hicks


Hudson High School

Flo Massaro Future Educator Scholarship

Samantha Hinsz


Pasco High School

Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

Abigail Hubner


Anclote High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Education

Abigail graduated in the top 10 in her Cambridge class at AHS. She was president of Interact, as well as a member of NHS, SNHS, Beta, Student Congress, and STAND. She also has over 150 volunteer hours. Abigail’s career goal is to become a teacher.

 

Emily Huntzinger


Land O’ Lakes High School

Alpha Delta Kappa Future Teacher Scholarship
Mrs. Ray L. Brickman Memorial Scholarship for Future Educators

Jaydean Ireland


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Criminology

Jaydean is honored to be able to graduate during a time like this. She plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy after college graduation.

Ry-Lee Ivey


Hudson High School

Adam Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

College: St. Leo University
Major: Criminal Justice

Ry-Lee was accepted into her top pick college and received a 4-year academic scholarship. She wants to become a Forensic Scientist.

Olivia Jackson


Gulf High School

Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Olivia completed the International Baccalaureate Program along with participating in many school activities and maintaining a 4.3 GPA. She was Secretary of Future Business Leaders of America, a representative of Student Government, and a member of multiple Honor Societies. She competed as a four-year student-athlete including Captain of her Cross Country team along with varsity Cheer, Track, Weightlifting, and Softball. Olivia’s career goal is to become a Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Shemeka Jackson

Zephyrhills High School

Martha Mason Vocational Scholarship

Aimee Johnson


Wiregrass Ranch High School

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Nursing

Aimee has earned 21 dual enrollment credits while at WRHS. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. Aimee’s career goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Nathan Jones


Wiregrass Ranch High School

Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Engineering

Nate was on the WRHS swim team all 4 years, and captain for the past 2 years. He was the President of Rho Kappa Honor Society, a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Key Club. He has over 150 volunteer hours with all of the organizations, including the YMCA. Nate’s career goal is to become a mechanical engineer.

Ronak Kanodia


Land O’ Lakes High School

Youth Leadership Pasco Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

Ronak was the founder of the Guitar Club at LOLHS and participated on the Varsity Tennis Team. He also has a black belt in Taekwondo and won several Bhangra dance competitions. Ronak’s career goal is to become a medical professional.

Meghan Kolenda


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

Callisa Kwiat


Cypress Creek High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Chemical Engineering

Callisa graduates as an AP Scholar with Honor, was President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the National English Honor Society, and Class Secretary. She was also captain of the golf team, winning 1st team All-Conference. Her career goal is to become a chemical engineer.

Jon Larkin


Pasco High School

Dick Jarrett Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Will Law


Land O’ Lakes High School

Thomas J. Kranendonk Scholar/Athlete Scholarship

Austin Linville


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: Huntingdon College
Major: Business Management

Austin will be playing college basketball while continuing his studies. His career goals are undecided between firefighting and business ownership.

Kathy Liu


Land O’ Lakes High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: Johns Hopkins University
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Kathy is a 2019 Florida Sunshine State Scholar and National Merit Finalist. She placed second twice at the State Senior Piano Concerto Competition. She also played at the tennis state tournament for Girls Doubles and is co-captain of the girls’ tennis team. She has also placed first twice at HOSA Regionals and is co-President of HOSA. Kathy’s career goal is to become a biomedical engineer.

Eduardo Lopez


Pasco High School

West Pasco Quilters’ Guild Fine Arts Scholarship

Adriana Macias


Zephyrhills High School

Martha Mason Vocational Scholarship

Anna Margetis


Cypress Creek High School

Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon Scholarship

College: Daytona State College
Major: Hearing Sciences and Disorders

Anna is graduating in the top 10% of her class. She has played multiple sports at the varsity level all four years at CCMHS, while a member of four honor societies and founding member and president of Interact Club. She participated in the American Sign Language program for three years and the Dance program for four years. Anna was a three-year varsity softball captain. She has received a full scholarship to Daytona State College. Her career goal is to become a speech therapist.

Sophia Martin


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: George Mason University
Major: American History and Political Science

Sophia earned a congressional internship with Congressman Gus Bilirakis. She was also class Vice President for 4 years, as well as Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Student Citizen of the Month. Sophia’s career goal is to become a college professor.

Richardo Maysonet Perez


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

Taylor McKinney


Wesley Chapel High School

Boots and Roots Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Agricultural Education and Communication

Taylor received Straight A Honor Roll during all four years of high school while completing dual enrollment and AP courses. She was an FFA state degree recipient for 2020, an officer in both FFA and National Honor Society, and received many accolades in steer competition at the Pasco County Fair.

Ryan Mish


Pasco High School

Pasco Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

Alexie Morton


Land O’ Lakes High School

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Scholarship

Megan Nathe


Pasco High School

Boots and Roots Foundation Scholarship
Pasco County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Ashley Navarrete


Cypress Creek High School

James M. Marlowe Allied Health Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Ashley was admitted into the Florida Oceanology Expedition program. Her career goal is to be a Physician.

Hang Nguyen


Sunlake High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Chemistry

Hang is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a Questbridge National College Match Finalist, and was a member of National Math Honors Society all 4 years of high school. She received over 100 hours of volunteer work through tutoring and is a caregiver of a nonverbal autistic sibling. Hang’s career goal is to become an Analytical Chemist.

Shelly Nonnenberg


Wendell Krinn Technical High School

James M. Marlowe Allied Health Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Nursing

Shelly is part of the 3-person group that was selected as the winner of Mission 14 – their science experiment will be tested on the International Space Station. As part of this program, she also had the opportunity to speak to an astronaut currently on the ISS. She was also President of HOSA, and is certified in “Stop the Bleed”. Her career goal is to become a nurse.

Luis Ortiz Vega


Pasco High School

Roger Durden Kaminski Memorial Scholarship

College: Pasco-Hernando Community College
Major: Computer Science

Luis was recognized as one of the outstanding seniors in his class and was accepted into the National Honor Society. He won 7 straight superiors in band for solo and ensemble. He has also earned a Take Stock in Children scholarship. Luis’ career goal is to be in game design.

Austin Pabon


Wesley Chapel High School

Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Environmental Science

Austin will be graduating high school with an AA degree from Pasco-Hernando State College while receiving honors from both PHSC and WCHS. He also played Varsity Baseball for 4 years. Austin wants his career to be focused on helping the environment.

Alexis Parades


Sunlake High School

Pasco Education Foundation Outstanding Senior Scholarship

Isabella Pellegrino


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Nursing

Isabella is working in a medical office on her way to college and her career goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.

Angela Perez


Pasco High School

Roger Durden Kaminski Memorial Scholarship

Blake Perez


Pasco High School

Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce Community Involvement Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Blake graduated Magna Cum Laude along with a Cambridge Learners Award and was a member of the National Honors Society. His goal is to be a Mechanical Engineer.

 

Logan Pineda


Fivay High School

Scotty Vanlandingham Memorial Scholarship

Jazmin Pineiro


Cypress Creek High School

Greta Adams Future Teacher Scholarship
Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Business Administration with a Minor in Education

Jazmin graduated in the top 4% of her class maintaining a 4.4 GPA while juggling sports, 4 honor societies, and working throughout high school. She founded 2 clubs at CCMHS, the College Bound Club and Student Ambassadors. She also won an Academic Scholar Award for Dance.

Rachel Pinsky


Land O’ Lakes High School

Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Biology

Rachel participated on the LOLHS varsity swim team. She’s logged over 400 volunteer hours at 3 different hospitals and is certified to teach CPR, first aid, and AED, and is a certified lifeguard. She also worked two jobs throughout high school. Rachel’s career goal is to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Tanner Politi


Zephyrhills High School

Youth Leadership Pasco Scholarship

Landyn Powell


Zephyrhills High School

Martha Mason Vocational Scholarship

Kristal Prado-Zapata


Wesley Chapel High School

Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel 9/11 Memorial Scholarship

Patrick Price

Zephyrhills High School

Martha Mason Vocational Scholarship

Joseph Principato


Pasco High School

Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

Breanna Rodgers


Anclote High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Florida
Major: Psychology

Breanna is a Cambridge program graduate at AHS. Accepted into all four universities she applied, she is also receiving a Take Stock in Children scholarship, Bright Futures top scholarship, and a UF scholarship. Breanna’s career goal is to become a psychiatrist.

Katalina Romero


Gulf High School

Youth Leadership Pasco Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Nursing

Katalina graduated 4th in her class at GHS while staying very active in school clubs, sports, and volunteer work. She was President of Student Government, Vice President of HOSA, and in FBLA. She has logged over 130 community service hours most notably as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. She played Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. Katalina’s career goal is to become a nurse.

Jillian Ruffner


Land O’ Lakes High School

Omari’s Restaurant Culinary Scholarship

College: Johnson and Wales – North Miami Campus
Major: Baking and Pastry Arts

Jillian is a volunteer at Camp Erin, a camp for grieving children. Her career goal is to become a pastry chef.

Haley Ryals


Wiregrass Ranch High School

Greta Adams Future Teacher Scholarship

Annabelle Scott


Pasco High School

Pasco Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Health Science

Annabelle will graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Cambridge AICE Diploma. She was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa and National Honors Societies and is a recipient of the USF’s Presidential Award. Annabelle’s career goal is to become a dental hygenist.

Cassidy Sheputis


Fivay High School

James M. Marlowe Allied Health Scholarship

Jonas Short


Zephyrhills High School

Martha Mason Vocational Scholarship

Theresa Smith


River Ridge High School

Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship

Jazmin Soares-Llanos


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Health Sciences

Jazmin was accepted into USF under their SSS program. Her career goal is to be a nurse.

Jorlyanys Suarez-Ayala


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

College: University of North Florida
Major: Nursing

Jorlyanys received the title of Battalion Commander after only two years in the JROTC program – a feat not previously accomplished at ZHS. Her career goal is to become a registered nurse specializing in trauma.

Tenee Taylor


Gulf High School

Quint Lifetime Achievement Scholarship

Pierce Thomas


Pasco High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship
Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

College: Florida State University
Major: Motion Picture Arts – Production

Pierce is the Cambridge Salutatorian of the Class of 2020 at PHS. He received the “Straight A” Honor Roll all 4 years of high school and won 3rd Place at the State Competition for National History Day. Pierce’s career goal is to become a film director.

Jacob Thornton


Pasco High School

Dick Jarrett Sr.  Memorial Scholarship

John Timmins


J.W. Mitchell High School

Solomon Keim Music Scholarship

College: University of North Texas
Major: Jazz Performance

John was also a recipient of the Dare To Dream Scholarship, Suncoast Dixieland Jazz Society Scholarship, Teagarden Jazz Camp, Brevard Jazz Institute Scholarship, the Ruth Eckerd Hall / Clearwater Jazz Holiday Combo Scholarship and the University of North Texas Excellence Dean’s Scholarship. He is a multiple-time member of Pasco All-County Concert and Jazz Band. Has been a principal trombonist in honors jazz ensemble of the Florida State University Tri-State Jazz Band, as well as the University of South Florida Festival of Winds Jazz Band. John’s career goal is to be a musician.

Valeria Voronina


J.W. Mitchell High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

College: University of Central Florida
Major: Health Science

Valeria completed over 20 dual enrollment courses and 6 AP classes while at JWMHS, and still received straight A’s for semester grades. She was a part of the HOSA club for four years as well as in NHS, Math NHS, and FCA. She also volunteered at Trinity Medical Center. Valeria’s career goal is to become an anesthesiologist.

Katelyn Wagner


Pasco High School

Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce Community Involvement Scholarship

Dimina Wang


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship

Shania Warren


Cypress Creek High School

James M. Marlowe Allied Health Scholarship

College: Santa Fe Community College
Major: Audiology

Shania was accepted into 5 different universities. She is also an accomplished weightlifter competing at the regional level. Shania’s career goal is to become an audiologist.

Tiffany Watkins


Pasco High School

Boots and Roots Foundation Scholarship

College: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Major: Livestock Production

Tiffany is graduating Magna Cum Laude from PHS. She is president of the Dade City FFA, a board member for the Junior Florida Cattlemen’s Association, and owner of Watkins Red Angus. Tiffany’s career goal is to be a bovine reproductive specialist.

Nicholas Westcott


Wesley Chapel High School

Omari’s Restaurant Culinary Scholarship

Jennifer White


Pasco High School

Pasco High Reunion of the Decades Scholarship

College: University of South Florida
Major: Health and Natural Sciences

Jennifer was the Cambridge Valedictorian of the Class of 2020 at PHS. She is also the Chairperson of the Dade City Youth Council and was Vice President of the PHS FBLA Club.

Zharia Wilson


Wesley Chapel High School

Youth Leadership Pasco Scholarship

College: United States Air Force Academy
Major: Astronautical Engineering

Zharia graduated as a top ten student at WCHS. She was also the drum major for the Wildcat Band in 2019, and a State Track and Field qualifier for the 100m dash. Her career goal is to be a Developmental Engineer or Pilot for the Air Force.

Daviana Wolfe


Gulf High School

Mary and Bob Sierra Foundation Scholarship

Chen Xin Huang


Zephyrhills High School

A. Faye Goodwin Scholarship
Susan A. Rockwell Memorial Scholarship

Brianna Zink


River Ridge High School

Alpha Delta Kappa Future Teacher Scholarship