Anne T. Mitchell Academic Senior Honors Assembly Recognizes Academic Excellence

The Okaloosa County School District held the annual Anne T. Mitchell Academic Senior Honors Assembly on April 26, 2016 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at the Northwest Florida State College.

The annual Academic Honors Program was established by the Okaloosa County School Board in 1975 at the suggestion of then-Board Member Anne T. Mitchell.  Later, in recognition of Mrs. Mitchell’s commitment to recognizing academic excellence among students, the awards assembly was named in her honor.

Today the Anne T. Mitchell Academic Honors Program is widely replicated by school districts throughout Florida.  Students honored in this assembly are receiving the most prestigious accolades in our county school system.

Academic District Honors Recognition, as published in the Pupil Progression Plan, is as follows:

Summa Cum Laude – 4.5+ WGPA
Magna Cum Laude – 4.2 – 4.49 WGPA
Cum Laude – 4.0 – 4.19 WGPA

The evening began with the Fort Walton Beach High School U.S. Air Force JROTC Color Guard presenting the colors and the Crestview High School Chanticleers singing the National Anthem. 

Peggy Gorday Bruner Award

The winner of the Peggy Gorday Bruner Award, which recognizes the most outstanding academic scholar among the entire county’s graduating classes, was William Joseph West III, Niceville High School.  The other nominees for this award were: Sarah Nunley, Baker School; Shane Barys, Choctawhatchee High School; Seth Kootsouradis, Crestview High School; and Kaylee Battiste, Fort Walton Beach High School.

Baker School Honor Graduates

Summa Cum Laude

  • Sarah Nunley

Magna Cum Laude

  • Cole Briggs
  • Sabrina Corbin
  • Austin Davis
  • Alexandria Dupree
  • Issac Kimbrell
  • Mary Oglesby

Cum Laude

  • Sierra Brannon
  • Hunter Carnley
  • Ryan Frazier
  • Micah Hammond
  • Devan Miller
  • Christian Sanguyo

Choctawhatchee High School Honor Graduates

Summa Cum Laude

  • Shane Barys
  • Madeline Borcyk
  • Paige Borcyk
  • Lindsay Brown
  • Shelby Chapman
  • Alex Coker
  • Adam Davis
  • Elizabeth Duke
  • Nadia Fingall
  • Steven Foster
  • Zachary Goraum
  • Samantha Helms
  • Leila Hollis
  • Gabriele Huffman
  • Shelby Linafelter
  • Zachary Louah
  • Cameron Matthews
  • Cynthia McDonald
  • Emily McGaughy
  • Slade McPherson
  • Siena Munz
  • Clayton Music
  • Temple Nichols
  • Honour Tovrea
  • Andres Wentz

Magna Cum Laude

  • Megan Bradley
  • Kristen Brazell
  • Kyle Burleson
  • Leslie Collier
  • Evan Conner
  • Kristen Davis
  • Carly Dick
  • Brendan Fallon
  • Catherine Fraser
  • Nathaniel Jarrett
  • Emily Keichel
  • Lauren Kubelka
  • Adreanna Martinez
  • Jonathan Mundy
  • Carson Oldnettle
  • Amber Ritchie
  • Serena Schramm
  • Hannah Tompkins
  • Emily Yount

Cum Laude

  • Loren Burkett
  • Cheyanne Davis
  • Surea Gainey
  • Rylee Glattke
  • Lilia Gutierrez
  • Austin Hiatt
  • John Kopala
  • Britney Krueger
  • Natthakan Welaha

Crestview High School Honor Graduates

Summa Cum Laude

  • Allison Ammons
  • Nolan Arenz
  • Tiffany Berkley
  • Greather Eckert
  • Scott Forn
  • Kyle Jagielski
  • Matthew Kannapel
  • Seth Kootsouradis
  • Kelsey Luckett
  • David Ness
  • Halie Stevenson
  • Scarlet Zimmerman

Magna Cum Laude

  • Matthew Bottom
  • Fiorella Caro
  • Diamond Coursey
  • Meghan Deitz
  • Matthew French
  • Jason Heiserman
  • Hannah Jacobson
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Omayra Jordan
  • Hannah Love
  • Alex Maxwell
  • Zachary Sticha
  • Ariel Thomas
  • Gabriela Torres-Colon
  • Travis Wiljakainen

Cum Laude

  • Alyssa Benway
  • Daniel Champion
  • Corey Delvalle
  • Shelby Fordham
  • Chelsea Graves
  • Erin Hardell
  • Aaron Hoyos
  • Rachel Humphrey
  • Alyssa Matthews
  • Elyssa McCallum
  • Ashley McClard
  • Christina Riffle
  • Maya Schultz
  • Julia Schwieg
  • Michael Weekley
  • Kelvin Williamson
  • Jeremy Willis

Fort Walton Beach High School Honor Graduates

Summa Cum Laude

  • Matthew Barkley
  • Kaylee Battiste
  • Alexandra Berrett
  • Maria Boolos
  • Phillip Brooks
  • Tyler Cohen
  • Brandon Colvin
  • Laurel Duggan
  • Emma Fitzhugh
  • Matson Goodman
  • Leah Hunt
  • Jasmine Irani
  • Renato John  Leon
  • Maya Lewellyn
  • Victor Makela
  • Maiya Morris
  • Hailey Myrick
  • Sajal Naran
  • Victoria Parks
  • Brandon Partridge
  • James Phillips
  • Amber Rood
  • Emma Rudman
  • Clay Sanders
  • Audrey Vaughn
  • Abigail Vinquist
  • Ryan Wagner
  • Ashley Wheeler

Magna Cum Laude

  • Samuel Burchell
  • Kiana Caraballo
  • Jessica Cobble
  • Aaron Coffey
  • Alexis Creasman
  • Alexandria Dougherty
  • Jacob Evans
  • Miguel Franco
  • Alexa Gaddis
  • Mary Gashaw
  • Mikayla Gebhardt
  • Leesa Greenwood
  • Drew Hardy
  • Emily Jackson
  • George Joseph
  • Gabrielle Kilmer
  • Spencer Kortum
  • Dominic Martelli
  • Mary Peters
  • Lauren Rigdon
  • Emily Riley
  • Katherine Sartz
  • Hannah Shoults
  • Anthony Styba
  • Kayleigh Thompson
  • Erica Torres
  • Lillianette Torres-Caballero

Cum Laude

  • Jourdan Boyle-Taylor
  • Karina Caraballo
  • Dylan Edeker
  • Keaton Farne
  • Jessica Harmon
  • Grace Howell
  • Maria Jimenez
  • Kyle Kaple
  • James Massey
  • Journey McGill
  • Jake Morrison
  • Tanner O'Keefe
  • Jackson Royal
  • Evan Seagle
  • Alexys Sellers
  • Anthony Shirley
  • Brenna Tillman

Niceville High School Honor Graduates

Summa Cum Laude

  • Allison Azzano
  • Jamie Barnes
  • Grace Barton
  • Mikaela Black
  • Anthony Brothers
  • Grayson Clark
  • Mary Claire Cockrum
  • Ellis Daugherty
  • Julianna Duchock
  • Evan Etheridge
  • Zachary Fralish
  • Jacqueline Gauthier
  • Laura Harber
  • LaRae Harris
  • Meredith Hart
  • Stephen Herrera
  • David Honsinger
  • Claudia Howes
  • Jacob Jenkins
  • Jamila Labee
  • Lance Massey
  • Morgan McClaren
  • Bryanna Means
  • Abigail Mistretta
  • Alison Moore
  • Kyra Morrison
  • Alexis Myrick
  • Jason Nodjomian
  • Nicholas Pizzolato
  • Claire Ponder
  • Rachel Riley
  • Erin Ringel
  • Carly Ritterband
  • Ronald Russell
  • Cari Sands
  • Caroline Schreck
  • Samantha Stalnaker
  • Carter Sweat
  • Madison Taylor
  • Austin Thompson
  • Kelsie Walker
  • William Joseph West III
  • Gannon Woods

Magna Cum Laude

  • Krista Abel
  • Kristen Anderson
  • Erika Balazs
  • Bethany Banaszak
  • Jacob Barnes
  • Elizabeth Birge
  • Mekenna Clements
  • Taylor Conley
  • Izabella Coulter
  • Sarah Craig
  • Taylor Duncan
  • Sarah Erickson
  • Tristan Ferrara
  • Trevor Fossum
  • Brooke Gaskell
  • Kevin Gossett
  • Kevin Hartzog
  • Carmen Little
  • Megan Lummus
  • Matthew Marks
  • Diana Matei
  • Julia Moreno
  • Bailey Rasmussen
  • James Richardson
  • Ashlyn Richter
  • Kristen Santasier
  • Elijah Schneidewind
  • Kira Stoy
  • Taylor Vernon
  • Breanne Ward
  • Caroline Yandel

Cum Laude

  • Joshua Aiken
  • Ken Angell
  • Ryan Ansell
  • Scott Armfield
  • Kelcy Baker
  • Georgia Carrico
  • Hannah Coon
  • Andrew Dzoba
  • Colleen Ellis
  • Megan Griffith
  • Christian Huff
  • Tarra LaSalle
  • Nicholas Lopez
  • Kevin Nelson
  • Kendall Pfeiffer
  • Catherine Reid
  • Hannah Rowland
  • Madison Rusch
  • Gabrielle Schrack
  • Patrick Shaw
  • Ryan Sheffield
  • Taryn Tomassetti
  • Zachariah Wentworth
  • Amanda Wilson
  • Shelby Young