Lecanto High School and West Citrus Elks Lodge No. 2693 announce the Students of the Month for August, JenniferLynn Griffith-Delgado and Michael Mavros.
Jennifer, 17, is a four-year member of Key Club International, currently serving as Florida District Governor. She has served as Lt. Governor for Division 8; district public relations chairperson; club editor; and club public relations chairperson. Jennifer is a three-year member of National Honor Society and chorus and a two-year member of French Club. She has been recognized with the Bright House Youth Volunteer Service Award, the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lt. Governor of Key Club Award, and the Florida District Leader of Leaders Key Club Award. She has also been named to Who's Who Among High School Students and the National Honor Roll.
She has been on the principal's honor roll throughout high school, and was recently named as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Jennifer donates her time to various literacy programs, including Reading is Fundamental. Her charity fundraising activities include Hurricane Katrina Relief; UNICEF, March of Dimes and the Leukemia Foundation. She also works with the National Honor Society after-school tutoring program.
Jennifer plans to attend the University of Florida and major in public relations. Her long-term goal is to direct a non-profit organization to benefit needy children. She maintains a 4.50 weighted grade point average and lives with Judy and Simon Rogers in Lecanto.
Michael, 17, is a four-year member of Key Club, serving as vice president during his sophomore year and president for the last two years. While serving as president, the LHS Key Club was recognized for Most Community Service Hours per Key Club member; for second place Service Project-Hurricane Katrina Victims; and for the Diamond Level Citation for being the fourth best club in the state. He is a four-year member of the academic team; a three-year member of National Honor Society, currently vice president and a two-year member of Spanish Club.
Michael volunteers at St. Michael's Greek Orthodox Church, the Key Center, CREST School, Habitat for Humanity, and with various literacy programs. He also works with the National Honor Society after-school tutoring program. Michael maintains a 4.54 weighted grade point average and has received the principal's awards in world geography, English, biology, chemistry, and Spanish. He was recognized as a Florida Governor's High School All Star Award Recipient and was recently named as a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist. He is undecided on his college choice and major. Michael is the son of George and Renee Mavros of Homosassa.
Crystal River High School
Crystal River High School and the West Citrus Elks Lodge announce the Students of the Month for August, Jon Fleming and Sarina Margaret Jaster.
Jon, 17, has been on the varsity in both soccer and weightlifting in all four of his high school years. In 2006, he was weightlifting champion of the county in the 154-pound class, was named "most improved lifter" in 2006 boys varsity weightlifting, and Rookie of the Year for varsity soccer. Jon is Community Service chairman for 2006-07 for the National Honor Society, a Physics Club member, a Link Crew member, earned a GCAC Academic Letter, and was a delegate to 2006 Boys State.
He has donated 110 hours of community service to summer camp counseling, tutoring and miscellaneous other work. After graduation he hopes to attend the University of Central Florida or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to major in aerospace engineering. Jon has a 4.32 grade point average and is the son of Barbara and Ralph Fleming.
Sarina, 17, was Academic Team Commander one year and Academic Team member two years. She is in the Health Academy, Navy Junior ROTC, Chemistry Club and takes dual enrollment classes for college credits in pre-calculus, calculus I & II and biology. Sarina placed second in medical math at the regional level, attended the University of South Florida Public Health Possibilities Camp twice, won Outstanding Student Awards Honor Cadet for two years and acted as coordinator at Special Olympics one year.
She participated in varsity volleyball and NHS varsity Track and Field. She has donated 240 hours to community service work with Sertoma, Volunteers for Blind Americans Inc. and Special Olympics. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Florida to major in chemistry and become a cardiac surgeon. Sarina is the daughter of James Jaster.