2018 Young Floridian Winners

St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Young Floridian Scholarship Program Winners

Fort Pierce, FL – The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Foundation congratulates the Young Floridian Scholarship Program Winners for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Young Floridian Award was established in 1988 by General Development Corporation to recognize outstanding seniors for achievement and service to their school and community. Young Floridian awards honor one St. Lucie high school senior in 15 academic or extracurricular disciplines.

Winners were announced at the award ceremony on February, 21st at the Indian River State College McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre. Each winner received a $1,000 scholarship to the college or university of their choice and/or a two-year full scholarship to IRSC.

Alice Artica from Treasure Coast High School was the winner of Academic Excellence. Jesus Paz Cardenas from Treasure Coast High School was the winner of Academies/Certifications/Manufacturing. Ashton David from Fort Pierce Central High School was the winner of Art. Emmanuel Francois from Treasure Coast High School was the winner of Athletics. Syanna Graham from Port St. Lucie High School was the winner of Career & Technology. Madeline Chabab from Lincoln Park Academy was the winner of Computer Science/Engineering & Architecture. Beatrice Reyes from Lincoln Park Academy was the winner of Drama. Camila Parra from Lincoln Park Academy was the winner of Foreign Language. Sebastian Suarez from Lincoln Park Academy was the winner of Human Services. Rachalle Nehmeh from Lincoln Park Academy was the winner of Journalism & Communications. Aminda Murray from Port St. Lucie High School was the winner of Language Arts. Deanna Bowman from Treasure Coast High School was the winner of Mathematics. Reese Perretta from Lincoln Park Academy was the winner of Music. Haniya Shareef from Lincoln Park Academy was the winner of Science. Brigham Miller from Port St. Lucie High School was the winner of Social Studies.

Pictured top row seated, left to right: Jesus Paz Cardenas (Academies/Certifications/Manufacturing winner), Rachalle Nehmeh (Journalism & Communications winner), Beatrice Reyes (Drama winner), Reese Perretta (Music winner), Madeline Chabab (Computer Science/Engineering & Architecture winner), Haniya Shareef (Science winner), Brigham Niller (Social Studies.)

Pictured bottom row seated, left to right: Ashton Davis (Art winner), Camila Parra (Foreign Language winner), Alice Artica (Academic Excellence winner), Sebastian Suarez (Human Services winner), Emmanuel Francois (Athletics winner), Deanna Brown (Mathematics winner), Syanna Graham (Career & Technology winner), Aminda Murray (Language Arts winner.)

The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is honored to administer the Young Floridian Scholarship program. For more information, please contact the Chamber at 772-595-9999.

The Unified Chamber of St. Lucie County is an organization of business owners working together to help grow their business through advocacy, education and exposure.