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Congressional Medal of Merit Awarded To Joelle Burley

Joelle Burley, the Florida Prep Salutatorian of the Class of 2018 was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit by Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) which honors extraordinary young Americans for their contributions, leadership, and achievemJoelle Burleyents.

The Congressional Medal of Merit is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans, ages 14 to 23. It is intended to honor individuals who have shown great community involvement in the areas of public service, fitness, development and exploration.

The award is presented by a member of U.S. Congress to the individual regardless of partisanship.

The ceremony was held Tuesday, May 29 at the Brevard County Government Complex in Viera and honored 21 students from local High Schools.

“I congratulate these exceptional students for their dedication to enhancing our communities and local schools,” said Congressman Posey.

“Their hard work and achievement should be applauded, and this award helps ensure that the accomplishments of our students do not go unrecognized.”

More information on this story may be found in school news, “Joelle Burley awarded Congressional Medal of Merit.”









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Dwight Award Finalists

Dwight Award Finalists

Established in 1970 in memory of Florida Prep founder, Jonathan Dwight, the Dwight Award offers nominated students an opportunity to shine as public speakers and to compete against others in 8th grade for the honor of receiving the Dwight Award during the Middle School Graduation ceremony.

Students, Ashaunti Rolle, Daniel Rubenstein, Smyrna Troncoso, and Julian Waller have been nominated by their collective teachers as the four finalists competing for this years award.

Update 5.24.2018 The winner of the 2018 Dwight Award is Smyrna Troncoso. See school News for more information.

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Congressional Medal of Merit Awarded to Joelle Burley

Joelle Burley, the Florida Prep Salutatorian of the Class of 2018 was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Merit by Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) which honors extraordinary young Americans for their contributions, leadership, and achievements.

Dwight Award Promotes Public Speaking

Students Ashaunti Rolle, Daniel Rubenstein, Smyrna Troncoso, and Julian Waller are well on their way to developing their skills as public speakers. Each is also competing for the coveted ‘Dwight Award’. Read about it in 'Dwight Award Promotes Public Speaking Skills'.