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April 1, 2005
Governor Bush and Lt. Governor Jennings Announce the Winners of 2004-2005 High School All-Star Awards
Students honored for academic success, service and leadership
TALLAHASSEE Governor Jeb Bush and Lt. Governor Toni Jennings today announced the winners of this year's Governor's High School All Star awards, which recognizes Florida students who exemplify excellence in Florida's public schools.
"The Governor's High School All-Stars are shining examples of Florida's bright future," said Governor Bush. "I commend these young leaders for their commitment to academic excellence and serving their communities."
The All-Stars program, now in its sixth year, honors one high school junior from each school district in Florida. The students are selected for their demonstration of leadership qualities and academic excellence:
- Academic Performance Earns at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Behavior Discipline record consistent with good deportment.
- Leadership Participates in co-/extra-curricular activities such as athletics, enrichment programs and school clubs.
- Community Service Involved in volunteer, mentoring and civic activities.
To ensure the most qualified and deserving students were selected, school districts convened a panel comprised of at least one teacher, one administrator, one parent, one community member and two high school seniors to determine the junior who best met the state criteria.
"Governor Bush and I applaud these students for their dedication," said Lt. Governor Jennings. "This program recognizes students for a job well done and for being model citizens. We can all learn a lot from these young people."
This morning, Lt. Governor Jennings and K-12 Education Chancellor Jim Warford addressed the All-Star students on leadership and the value of receiving a quality education in the House Chamber. Governor Bush also hosted a luncheon at the Governor's Mansion and later held a roundtable discussion for the students. The All-Stars visited the Capitol, participated in a mock senate session and received a signed photo of the Governor and an award certificate.
The Governor's All-Stars are:
|Thomas Adams||Indian River|
|Melissa Safford||Martin||Carrie Tatgenhorst||Monroe|
|Amy Hoskin||Palm Beach|
|Caitlyn McManus||St. Johns|
|Shane Helms||St. Lucie|
|Adam Bondurant||Santa Rosa|