Clearwater Central Catholic High and alumnus Katherine Jones of the Katherine Jones Insurance Agency of Clearwater have partnered to recognize outstanding CCC students with the State Farm Student and Student-Athlete of the Month awards for January, February and March.
Students who receive the award demonstrate leadership, dedication and hard work in the classroom, on the playing field, in extracurricular activities and in the community. CCC and State Farm congratulate the following honorees: Domenica Owens, Rachel Sticco and Dan Boyle, State Farm Students of the Month for January, February and March respectively; and Martin Milne, RyAnn Gavin and Eric Miller, Student-Athletes of the Month for January, February and March respectively.
Owens is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and the Student Executive Council. She competed on the girls basketball, track and cross country teams for which she was captain and MVP for each. Owens, a senior, plans to study nursing or special education at Florida State University or the University of Florida.
Milne is a member of the Marauder varsity wrestling team. He was a 2011 qualifier for the state competition and finished first in the Wildcat Invitational and the Villages Invitational. Milne, a senior, was a source of leadership and inspiration on the wrestling team, showing exemplary dedication, hard work and commitment. He is a regular volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen. Milne plans to study criminology at Florida State University.
Sticco is an honor student with a 4.3 GPA. She is a member of the International Thespian Society, CCC Student Ambassadors, the Academic Team and Drama Club. Sticco, a junior, was the student director for the school's spring drama production, The Importance of Being Earnest. She is a competitive ice skater who earned two gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the ISI 50th Anniversary Ice Skating Championship. She plans to study business and accounting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Gavin, an honor student with a 4.35 GPA, is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. Gavin, a senior, competed on the CCC girls varsity basketball team all four years, was selected this year's MVP and scored more than 1,000 points in her career, a school record. She also competes on the CCC softball team and is a member of CCC Ambassadors. Gavin plans to attend Florida State University or the University of Florida.
Boyle, an honor student with a 4.45 GPA, is a National Merit Commended Semifinalist and AP Scholar. He is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Art Honor Society and the International Thespian Society. Boyle, a senior, recently performed the lead in the school's performance of The Importance of Being Earnest and performed with the CCC thespian troupe at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August 2010. Boyle also is a member of the Student Executive Council and the varsity tennis team. He plans to study English and political science at Florida State University.
Miller, an honor student with a 4.4 GPA, is a National Merit Commended Semifinalist and AP Scholar. He is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. Miller, a senior, is vice president of the Student Executive Council and competes on the Marauder varsity baseball team for which he is a starting pitcher with a 2-0 record and a 1.7 ERA this season. Miller plans to attend Wake Forest University or the University of Florida.
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Lisa Payne, daughter of Mike and Viki Payne of Safety Harbor, earned her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine.Payne, a resident of Neptune Beach, is employed by Life Care Centers of America in Jacksonville. She is a graduate of Florida State University and Clearwater Central Catholic High.