Senior Awards Ceremony

Escambia County Public Schools’ Foundation Senior Awards Ceremony


Pensacola, FL: The mission of the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation is to enhance education in Escambia County by investing in our children’s future to ensure they graduate on time and are college or career ready. One of the ways the Foundation supports the school district is by honoring the top student academic leaders in each high school’s senior class. This year’s Presenting Partner was Navy Federal Credit Union, and the ceremony was held on April 6 at Booker T. Washington High School. This year’s honorees are listed below. An asterick in front of their name indicates that they are National Merit Scholarship Finalists.


Escambia High School, Principal Frank Murphy

TOP FIVE: Mark D. Downey, William Kane, Nikolaus Ludwig, Logan Severson, and Daniela Slavin

DISCIPLINES: Micah Bonner for Career& Technical, Sarah Aguirre or English, Jeffrey Lewis for Foreign Language, Nikolaus Ludwig for Math, Wesley Potter for Science, Athina Pressley for Social Studies

Northview High School, Principal Gayle Weaver

TOP FIVE: Ellie Amerson, Alyssa Borelli, Brandon Korinchak, Kaitlyn Pugh, and David Weber

DISCIPLINES: Mitchell Singleton for Career& Technical, Alyssa Bell for English, Jessica Stacey for Foreign Language, Jasmine Elliott for Math, Zachary C. Sheldon for Science, and Raychell M. Baker for Social Studies


Pensacola High School, Principal David Williams

TOP FIVE: Ronald A. Coro, Jessica A. DeGuzman, Alexandria Johnson, Kayla L. Mabry, and Jacob R. Pettijohn

DISCIPLINES: Alexi Slade for Career& Technical, Heather Banos for English, Samar Aalshareef for Foreign Language, Noah Jeffery for Math, Marklyn Robbins for Science, and Jatyea Pearson for Social Studies


Pensacola High School, International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, IB Coordinator Laura Brewer

TOP FIVE: * Carla Dias, * Nada Eldawy, * Allen Litvak, III, * Patricia K. McAuley, * Katherine McCall, and * Anna Neville

DISCIPLINES: Daniel Vandiver for Career& Technical, Audrey Ussery for English, Isabelle G. Penta for Foreign Language, Zach Peltzer for Math, Jasmine Penton for Science, and Alexandra Nielsen for Social Studies

*MERIT SCHOLAR FINALISTS – Sarah Escobedo Madeline Hawkins Lisa Liebens Audrey Mahon Madison Michles Cody Wolfe Kelly Wu


Pine Forest High School, Principal Laura Touchstone

TOP FIVE: Leon Chen, Joseph Lupton, Krishan Patel, Chloe Stibolt, and Amelia Veith

DISCIPLINES: Joseph Ivey for Career& Techincal, Samariah Brixey for English, Karen Pham for Foreign Language, Dillon Manning for Math, Katelynn Houghton for Science, and Robin Barnes for Social Studies


Tate High School, Principal Richard Shackle

TOP FIVE: Taylor Best, Samantha E. Brown, Raymond A. Freeman, Megan E. Gulsby and Carmen E. McCrackin

DISCIPLINES: Ethan C. Sutley for Career& Technical, Venkatesh V. Charya for English, Briné D. Bennett for Foreign Language, Hayden M. Aiken for Math, Kathryn R. Orren for Science, and Zyreshia A. Jackson for Social Studies

Booker T. Washington High School, Principal Dr. Michael Roberts

TOP FIVE: Victoria Caton, Greer Coffey, *Anton Norris, Gina Rodriguez, and Sienna Williams

DISCIPLINES: Natalie Imperial for Career& Tec hnical, Catharine Wilson for English, Michalah Dunson for Foreign Language, Lindsey Mitchell for Math Andrew Porter for Science, Madison Williams for Social Studies


West Florida High School, Principal Shenna Payne

TOP FIVE: Trevor Ames, Maritza Barajas, Nahuel J. Crinigan, *Jacob A. McDonald, and Michael A. Moore

DISCIPLINES: Roderick L. Campbell, Jr. for Career & Technical, Rowan E. Born for English, Devan T. Maddax for Foreign Language, Luke A. Fina for Math, Olivia A. Wright for Science, and Nicolas A. Morrell Social Studies


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