FSDB 2018 Seniors Receive Awards & Scholarships

Updated: Sep 7, 2018


The FSDB 2018 Senior Awards Ceremony was held on May 18, 2018, at the Claude R. Kirk, Jr. Auditorium on the FSDB campus, just before the 104th Commencement Ceremony. FSDB President Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett gave welcoming remarks and congratulated graduates on their achievements.



An impressive roster of awards and scholarships honored outstanding students for their accomplishments in academics, character, career and technical skills, school and community service, and athletics.

These are listed below, with the names of recipients for each.

(B) – Blind High School (D) – Deaf High School


American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Scholarships Shavanna Kayelee Davis – Jacksonville (B) Curran Malik Potter – Chipley (D)


The Association of Former Students and Friends of the School for the Blind Award Brittany Alysia Russell – Tavares (B)


Bright Futures Scholarship / Qualification Consideration Avery Daniel Hutchison – Keystone Heights (B) Brittany Alysia Russell – Tavares (B)


The Theresa Castro Award Devon Rashad Cumberland – North Miami Beach (D)


Character Counts Recognition Awards Jacquelin Gutiérrez – Homestead (B) Ernest Stanley Bristol II – Northport (D)


City of St. Augustine / City Commission Citizenship Award Milliken Lee Bartlett – St. Augustine (B)


Civitan Scholarship in Honor of Leo J. Farrell Meliza Maria Lorenzo – Indiantown (B)


Deaf “A Gift from the Universe” Award Tiffany Lashonda Frazier – Titusville (D)


Delta Gamma Foundation Scholarship Brittany Alysia Russell – Tavares (B)


Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority Citizenship Awards Eric Humberto Ortiz, Jr. – Miami (B) Paige Droleski – Sunrise (D)


Father Rene Franciscan Opportunity Fund Anthony Hoyt – Palm Coast (D)


Florida Association of the Deaf Scholarship DeanJames Garcia D’Angelo – Palm Coast (D)


Florida School for the Deaf Alumni Association Scholarships Karl-Eric Berthy Samuel Vital-Egalite – Hallandale (D) Quintin Edward Galpine – North Lauderdale (D)


FSDB Educational Association Merit Awards Shavanna Kayelee Davis – Jacksonville (B) DeanJames Garcia D’Angelo – Palm Coast (D)


The FSDB Foundation Scholarships Milliken Lee Bartlett – St. Augustine (B) Shavanna Kayelee Davis – Jacksonville (B) Jacquelin Gutierrez – Homestead (B) Angie Alexis Rembis – Orlando (B) Nicholas Austin Roberts – Boca Raton (B) Francesca Donattella Cappiello Castro – West Palm Beach (D) Quintin Edward Galpine – North Lauderdale (D) Cassandra Abigale Medina – Deltona (D) Sarah Rose Traczyk – Seminole (D) Christopher Edwin Weber – Orange Park (D)


FSDB Salutatorian Achievement Award Mackenzie Rose Newman – Green Cove Springs (B) Cassandra Abigale Medina – Deltona (D)


FSDB Valedictorian Achievement Award Avery Daniel Hutchison – Keystone Heights (B) DeanJames Garcia D’Angelo – Palm Coast (D)


Gallaudet University Scholarships Quintin Edward Galpine – North Lauderdale (D) Ernest Stanley Bristol II – Northport (D) DeanJames Garcia D’Angelo – Palm Coast (D) John Nicholas Ruscito – Altha (D)


Dr. Robert Gates Scholarship Terrell Anderson James – Tamarac (D)


Jason F. Girard Perseverance Award Peter Jacob Nemkovich – Sumterville (D)


Gainesville Lions Club / The Billy Wolz Youth Scholarship Mackenzie Rose Newman – Green Cove Springs (B)


Sherwood Hampton “Attitude is Everything” Tribute Awards Diamond Sharonda Caldwell – Apollo Beach (B) William Chapman Lamberti – Palm Coast (D)


Patrick Dominick Hopkins Scholarship Shavanna Kayelee Davis – Jacksonville (B)


Kiwanis Club of St Augustine Award Milliken Lee Bartlett – St. Augustine (B)


National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology Scholarships Ernest Stanley Bristol II – Northport (D) Brandon Javon Byrd – Winter Garden (D) Joline Flores Durand – Hallandale (D) Quinton Edward Galpine – North Lauderdale (D) Yasmine Shayne Lee – Tampa (D) Sarah Rose Traczyk – Seminole (D) Evaynna Alexia Young – Jacksonville (D)


Mary Prickett Scholarship Christopher Edwin Weber – Orange Park (D)


Dr. William Proctor Scholarship Avery Daniel Hutchison – Keystone Heights (B)     


Quota International of St. Augustine Scholarships Yasmin Shayne Lee – Tampa (D) Karl-Eric Berthy Samuel Vital-Egalite – Hallandale (D) Ernest Stanley Bristol II – Northport (D) Wallace Stephen Burrell – West Palm Beach (D)


Saint Augustine Lions Club Scholarships Shavanna Kayelee Davis – Jacksonville (B) Jacquelin Gutierrez – Homestead (B) Perrii Nastassja Le’Shay Lee – Gainesville (B) Angie Alexis Rembis – Orlando (B) Ernest Stanley Bristol II – Northport (D) Wallace Stephen Burrell – West Palm Beach (D) DeanJames Garcia D’Angelo – Palm Coast (D) Quintin Edward Galpine – North Lauderdale (D) Yasmin Shayne Lee – Tampa (D) Cassandra Abigale Medina – Deltona (D) Lauren Kristina Santiago – Largo (D) Sarah Rose Traczyk – Seminole (D)


Saint Augustine Elks Lodge Awards Perrii Natassja Le’Shay Lee – Gainesville (B) Shavanna Kayelee Davis – Jacksonville (B) Brittany Alysia Russell – Tavares (B)


Saint Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club Awards Milliken Lee Bartlett – St. Augustine (B) Marissa Paige Droleski – Sunrise (D)


Saint Johns County Board of Realtors Milliken Lee Bartlett – St. Augustine (B)


Eric Schwarz Memorial Scholarship Nicholas Austin Roberts – Boca Raton (B)


Dr. Norm Tully Scholarships Rodney Tyre Cheatham – Deland (B) Rikia Kiara Martin – Miami Gardens (D)


Visual Aid Volunteers of Florida Scholarship Milliken Lee Bartlett – St. Augustine (B)

Young Life of St. Johns County Awards Nicholas Austin Roberts – Boca Raton (B) Johan Sebastian Valentin Sarmiento – Jacksonville (D) Jamel Justine Jalil – Hialeah (D)


Irwin and Elizabeth Zekaria Endowment Scholarships Ernest Stanley Bristol II – Northport (D) DeanJames Garcia D’Angelo – Palm Coast (D)

About FSDB The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school and outreach center available to eligible Pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired. At FSDB, students learn how to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. FSDB gratefully accepts private donations to support vital programs that directly benefit students and are not paid by state general revenue funds. For a campus tour or to inquire about eligibility for enrollment, contact FSDB Parent Services at 904-827-2212 voice or 904-201-4527 videophone. For more information, visit www.fsdbk12.org

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