Fifty-five top high school seniors were honored recently at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's 43rd annual Student Recognition Banquet.
During the banquet at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson — supported by the Chamber Education Training Association, local Kiwanis clubs and numerous local businesses — students from Hernando's five public high schools, four private schools and Hernando E-School were recognized in six categories: academics, community service, leadership, career and technical, and the arts.
The honored seniors and their categories included:
Central High School: Kayla Chen, community service; Anthony Fiore, leadership; Ashley Medina, leadership; Ethan Morales, community service; Phoenix Morey, leadership; Jarrod Nesbit, leadership; Jenelle Prefontaine, leadership; Matthew Schubert, academics, and Allison Zito, leadership.
Hernando High School: Sarah Babione, career and technical; Shannon Buchy, the arts; Kallie Carlton, academics; Andrew Ertl, leadership; Katelyn Jackson, the arts; Julia Laing, career and technical; Kelcey Morris, academics; Ally Motush, community service; Natalie Rose, community service, and Logan Ross, leadership.
Nature Coast Technical High School: Bethany Bartlett, the arts; Haydn Feinberg, community service; Talia Fish, the arts; Abigail Hendry, academics; Antonio Johnson, career and technical; Julia LaCava, career and technical; Nicholas Nguyen, leadership; Matthew Romeo, the arts; Allison Selg, leadership, and David Swicord, community service.
Springstead High School: Toni Pandolfo, the arts; Anjana Reji, leadership; Asra Sami, academics; Kyanah Spencer, career and technical; Tully Goldrick, academics; Leah Huston, community service; Holden Jung, community service; Zachary Knecht, leadership, and Jerry Lee, the arts.
Weeki Wachee High School: Serena Davenport, the arts; Daniel Emanuel, academics; Marissa Flaherty, community service; Nicholas Impellizzieri, career and technical; Kayla Morales, leadership; Alexis Romano, leadership; Jaclyn Romblad, community service; Alexander Stewart, leadership; Ana Torres, academics, and Karli Ulto, the arts.
Hernando Christian Academy: Katherine Moore, leadership, and Cayla Phillips, academics.
Hernando E-School: Hayley Bennett, academics.
Spring Hill Christian Academy: Camille Hileman, leadership, and Anna Vykhopen, academics.
West Hernando Christian School: Katelyn Marie Bowman, academics, and Alana Gold, community service.
In addition, $16,750 in scholarships donated by businesses and organizations were awarded to 20 students.