19 Brevard County High School Seniors Awarded 2020 Congressional Medal of Merit

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recognized for outstanding academic achievement, commitment to their communities and civic involvement

Gavin Keith, a 2020 graduate from Viera High School, was among the recipients of the 2020 Congressional Medal of Merit. The award is given to a select few high school seniors who showed outstanding academic achievement, commitment to their communities, and civic involvement. Keith currently works full-time with USSSA in Viera and Space Coast Daily by managing and producing live video productions.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) awarded 23 graduating high school seniors of Florida’s 8th Congressional District the 2020 Congressional Medal of Merit, which honors extraordinary adolescents for their contributions, leadership and achievements.

These distinguished students were nominated by their schools in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, commitment to their communities, and civic involvement.

This was the first year that an in-person ceremony could not be held.

“Each year, the most distinguished high school seniors are nominated by their schools to receive this honor in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, commitment to the betterment of their communities, civic works, and leadership in the classroom,” said Congressman Posey.

“This year has presented many challenges for students, most of who were expectantly forced to transition to online learning and unfortunately didn’t get to experience in-person graduation ceremonies. I am proud that these distinguished individuals braved through and continued to promote and practice excellence during this trying time.”

“Each year, the most distinguished high school seniors are nominated by their schools to receive this honor in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, commitment to the betterment of their communities, civic works, and leadership in the classroom,” said Congressman Bill Posey.

The following students were awarded the 2020 Congressional Medal of Merit:

BREVARD COUNTY:

■ Jenna Reed, Astronaut High School
■ Donald Burkhardt, Bayside High School
■ Amber Moore, Cocoa High School
■ Trevor Evetts, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School
■ Thomas Foland, Eau Gallie High School
■ Haleigh Woloszak, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
■ Michaela Chua, Heritage High School
■ Heather Motro, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
■ Edward Brunger, Melbourne Central Catholic School
■ Carmel Alshaibi, Melbourne High School
■ Olivia Meholic, Merritt Island High School
■ Kristi Howell, Odyssey Charter Jr/Sr. High School
■ Anthony Cardoza, Palm Bay Magnet High School
■ Corey Pecot, Rockledge High School
■ Nathaniel Basford, Satellite High School
■ Danielle Marie, Space Coast Jr/Sr High School
■ Elijah Viera, Titusville High School
■ Gavin Keith, Viera High School
■ Alyssa Holmquist, West Shore Jr/Sr High School

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY:

■ Hailey Pedreira, Indian River Charter High School
■ Kylei Oakes, Saint Edward’s School
■ Christopher Cordner, Sebastian River High School
■ Benny Rackard, Vero Beach High School

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