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Posey Awards Congressional Medal of Merit to Local High School Students

Viera, May 25, 2022 - On Tuesday, May 24th, Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) awarded 25 graduating high school seniors in Florida’s 8th Congressional District the 2022 Congressional Medal of Merit, which honors the most exceptional and well-rounded students in our community.  These distinguished students were nominated by their schools in recognition of their academic excellence, commitment to their communities, civic involvement, and other achievements.  The ceremony was held at the Brevard County Government Complex in Viera on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 at 4PM.

“I congratulate and commend these extraordinary students for their leadership in the classroom and in their community,” said Congressman Posey. “These bright young people are the future of our great country, and this award helps ensure their hard work and accomplishments do not go unrecognized.”

The following students were awarded the 2022 Congressional Medal of Merit:


Zoe Kitt, Astronaut High School; Maya Henry, Bayside High School; Jake Deluca, Cocoa High School; Jake Deluca, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School; Haley Neal, Eau Gallie High School; Pheonix Boggs, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School; Kristiniah Donoghue , Heritage High School; Braxton LaNois, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy; Emma Cassidy, Melbourne Central Catholic School; Patrick Faherty, Melbourne High School; Micah Montecalvo, Merritt Island Christian School; Leah Bishop Merritt Island High School; Gabriel Kuntz, Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr. High School; Courtney Antaloci, Palm Bay Magnet High School;  Alyssa Wheeler, Pineapple Cove Classical Academy; Kaileiah Shannon, Rockledge High School; Neil Reddy, Satellite High School; Tytravia Eason, Space Coast Jr/Sr High School; Peyton Cook, Titusville High School; Jayden Gentile, Viera High School; and Lily Winsten, West Shore Jr/Sr High School.



Trent Burger, Indian River Charter High School; Kira Manelski, Saint Edward’s School; Remington Monnett, Sebastian River High School; and Baudo, Vero Beach High School.


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