Nine Students Given Citizen Honors by East Pasco Chamber Foundation

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on December 17, 2022

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, Woodland Elementary, and Zephyrhills High School.
The students were honored as the Greater Zephyrhills Student Citizen of the Month for December.

Nine Students Given Citizen Honors by East Pasco Chamber Foundation

The ceremony took place at Venue Sponsor, Chick-fil-A in Zephyrhills on December 14th 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 25th 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:

  • Landon Bevell (10 th grade, Academy of Spectrum Diversity)
  • Megan Kelley (1 st grade, The Broach School)
  • Emily Ortiz (1 st grade, Chester W. Taylor Elementary School)
  • Tristan Geist (7 th grade, East Pasco Adventist Academy)
  • Aaron McClamma (1 st grade, Heritage Academy); Paola
  • Linares (7 th grade, Raymond B. Stewart Middle School)
  • Taylor Mertz (5 th grade, West Zephyrhills Elementary School)
  • Mo-Nayia Carter (Kindergarten, Woodland Elementary)
  • Destini Harden (Zephyrhills High School).

AdventHealth Zephyrhills sponsors the event and provides a medallion to each child. Marketing
Coordinator, AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth Zephyrhills Ashley Jablonski attended the
ceremony and noted that “Supporting students in the community throughout their education is pivotal
for their personal growth. I am proud to be a part of an event that helps encourage our bright leaders
and gives them the tools and motivation they need to follow their dreams.”

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
  • 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
  • Sonny’s Bar-B-Q
  • SouthState Bank
  • The Zephyrhills/Wesley Chapel Ministerial Association
  • Trax Credit Union
  • VITIS Realty.

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.
The East Pasco Chamber Foundation is incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)3 nonprofit
organization. The East Pasco Chamber Foundation is dedicated to advancing the quality of life in East
Pasco through education, leadership, economic development, and community enhancement.



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