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.
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.”
Joelle has attended Florida Prep as both a day and 5-day boarding student. She is a 6 year graduate of the school, having joined us in 7th grade.
No stranger to awards, she was also a 2016 attendee at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.
Her academic record shines brightly; not only will she graduate from Florida Prep a year early, but she has maintained a place on the President’s List the entire time and is also a founding member of Florida Prep’s exclusive Founders Club.