Lindsey Karamihalis, a senior at Tarpon Springs High School, was named the 2014 Junior Sungoddess in a March 11 program presented at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club by the Suncoasters of St. Petersburg.
She has been recognized for maintaining principal's list and honor roll grade levels throughout middle and high school and has held leadership roles including National Honor Society president, Key Club president and secretary and Women's Show Choir Group vice president. She also has volunteered at Mease Dunedin Hospital, Highland Lakes Elementary School, vacation Bible school and the Palm Harbor Food Pantry. She is a recipient of the Florida Holocaust Museum's Anne Frank Humanitarian Award.
Lindsey Settlemire, a senior at Dunedin High School, is the first runnerup and has been involved as student body vice president, National Honor Society treasurer and varsity cheerleading team captain. She volunteers at the Humane Society of Pinellas and the Religious Community Services food pantry.
Second runnerup Bailee Anne Whipple is a senior at Northside Christian High School, where she has been student body chaplain, performed the lead in several musicals and is a member of several choirs and the jazz band. She also has volunteered with various charity projects including being a camp counselor and vacation Bible school group leader.
The Junior Sungoddess leadership program recognizes student achievement, community volunteerism and school and community leadership through interviews and participation in a community service project. This year's effort supplied lunches to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic homeless outreach program and snack bags for the family shelter.
Franklin Templeton Investments and All Children's Hospital are scholarship sponsors.