Eight Students Given Citizen Honors

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on November 21, 2022

Eight Students Given Citizen Honors by East Pasco Chamber Foundation

The East Pasco Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce recognized nine students from Academy of Spectrum Diversity, The Broach School, Chester W. Taylor Elementary, East Pasco Adventist Academy, Heritage Academy, Raymond B. Stewart Middle School, West Zephyrhills Elementary, and Zephyrhills High School.

The students were honored as the Greater Zephyrhills Student Citizen of the Month for November. The ceremony took place at Venue Sponsor, Chick-fil-A in Zephyrhills on November 16th at 8:00 am.

Students are chosen by the teachers and administration of their individual schools for exemplary effort,
achievement and contribution to their school, family, and community. This is the 25 th year in which the
Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce has recognized students with this program each month during the
academic year.

The students receiving honors were: Joshua Narankevicius (10 th grade, Academy of Spectrum Diversity);
Eliza Taylor (5 th grade, The Broach School); Annlee Holcomb (2 nd grade, Chester W. Taylor Elementary
School); Santiago Sanchez-Mesa (Pre-K, East Pasco Adventist Academy); Adelie Jividen (4 th grade, Heritage Academy); McKayla Oberman (6 th grade, Raymond B. Stewart Middle School); Jaxon Smith (4 th grade, West Zephyrhills Elementary School); and Laila Woolfolk (Zephyrhills High School).

City Councilman, Lance Smith commented “It’s always an uplifting experience for me when I attend the
Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month. I love seeing the pride the students, parents, &
teachers exhibit when receiving the award and I always leave the event feeling positive about the future.
Congratulations to all students for this wonderful accomplishment.”

Sponsors and supporters of this year’s program are as follows:

  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills
  • the City of Zephyrhills
  • Chick-fil-A of Zephyrhills
  • IR Staffing, San Antonio
  • Citizens Federal Credit Union,
  • Suncoast Credit Union
  • The event is supported by U.S. Congressman, Gus Bilirakis; Senator Danny Burgess, District 20; Florida House of Representatives Randy Maggard, District 38; Pasco County Clerk of Court, Nikki Alvarez; Zephyrhills Mayor, Gene Whitfield; Pasco County Sheriff, Chris Nocco; Bahr’s Propane Gas & AC;
  • East Pasco YMCA
  • Faithful Friends Pet Cremation
  • Jarrett Ford of Dade City
  • Pin Chasers Zephyrhills
  • Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
  • SouthState Bank
  • Sonny’s Bar-B-Q
  • The Zephyrhills/Wesley Chapel Ministerial Association.

If you are an area business and would like to support this impactful program, please contact Vicki Wiggins at the Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce at 813-782-1913.

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce advances economic growth and prosperity for the
community. The Chamber of Commerce is incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)6 nonprofit
organization. Membership is comprised of businesses, government agencies, public-private corporations,
nonprofit organizations, and individuals with a shared interest in preserving and enhancing the quality of
life in Zephyrhills. The Chamber seeks to promote a vibrant and active business climate supporting
economic growth through leadership and active involvement by the membership.



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