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Local High School Students Awarded Congressional Medal of Merit

Washington, May 29, 2018 - This evening Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) awarded 25 graduating high school seniors of Florida’s 8th Congressional District the 2018 Congressional Medal of Merit, which honors extraordinary adolescents for their contributions, leadership, and achievements. These distinguished students were nominated by their schools in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, commitment to their communities, and civic involvement. The ceremony was held at the Brevard County Government Complex in Viera.

“I congratulate these exceptional students for their dedication to enhancing our communities and local schools,” said Congressman Posey. “Their hard work and achievement should be applauded, and this award helps ensure that the accomplishments of our students do not go unrecognized.”

The following students were awarded the 2018 Congressional Medal of Merit:

Gregory Trax, Astronaut High School; Sheyenne-Lee Schaefer, Bayside High School; Zach Beagle, Cocoa High School; Seth Netterstrom, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School; Jessica Stord, Eau Gallie High School; Garrett Ellington, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School; Joelle Burley, Florida Preparatory Academy; Leah Murray, Heritage High School; Christina Chadwick, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy; Bryan Wells, Melbourne Central Catholic School; Joseph Fields, Melbourne High School; Payton Jones, Merritt Island Christian School; Russell Scott, Merritt Island High School; Alejandro Alvilez, Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr. High School; Symphany Lindsay, Palm Bay Magnet High School; Sterling Jenkins, Rockledge High School; Kelly Hazlett, Satellite High School; Carson Cole, Space Coast Jr/Sr High School; Bridgette Gifford, Titusville High School; Mohammad Elassaad, Viera High School; Fatima Hussain, West Shore Jr/Sr High School.

Deanna Kreinbring, Indian River Charter High School; Sana Shareef, Saint Edward’s School; Tyler Nagy, Sebastian River High School; Lance Lunceford, Vero Beach High School.

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