Sunday, December 10, 2017
Education

Students of the month in Pasco County

Students of the month

• Gulfside Elementary: Emily Taylor, Elijah Peralta, Sarah Smith, Myrnelis Vargas, Natalie Barnowsky, Nicholas Ohlin, Hunter Smith, Lilly Wyatt, Jakob Nance, Sebastian Sanchez-Alvarez, Brooklyn Chandler-Autrey, Marina Zervas, Tony Conine, Elijah Millan, Thomas Martorana, Samantha Heffernan, Geoffery Adams, Darrion Rhone, Savannah Ackenhausen, Sunny Rodriguez, Yair Fontanez, Peter Emerito, Serenity Kasper, Trevor Hodge, Damion Pazera, Anissa Hill, Juliet Lopez-Muniz, Joel Pacheco, Sophia Kelarakos, Destiny Spencer, Savanah DeLeon, Abby Hill, Logan Bertram, Autumn Jones and Makenna Lumby.

• Hudson Elementary: Felix Penalver, Annika Sly, Keeanna Koberna, Adison Chapman, Ethan Smiley, Mehkala Easter, Malachi Mahoney, Brianna Jaycox, Jack Witeck, Domenic Grosso, Cole Sullivan, Danisha Santiago, Witney Charlanel, Sam Roxborough, Preston Eggers, Alejandro Matos-Proenza, Adam Foster, Kayden Newkirk, De'Shaun Byrd, Isabella Rosario, Isabella Rosario, Kendall Heatherly, Madison Manila, Kayleigh Torrey, Halle Joyner, Nicole Cercado, Jade Andesen, Robert Handler and Alexis Ney.

• Marlowe Elementary: Maaliyah Johnson, Bryan Rodriguez, Leah Elmore, Katie Wilkes, Helena Mann, Jasmine Deshazier, Emily Sykes, Jessica Palma-Hernandez, Ki'eve Mattox, Marbyn Cantha, Carmelo Edwards, Skyler (Gavin) Miller, William Beftoulides, Shane Harper, Hayley Gilman, Kaitlyn Dean, Keundai Williams, Kaitlynn Barna, Eric Hennessy, Aidan Cassidy and Alissa Hernandez.

• Moore Mickens Education Center: Wanice Matthews, Bianca Ramirez, George Newkirk, Janna Kofroth and Rocael Ramirez-Perez.

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