Students of the Month
OUR YOUTH OF THE MONTH AWARD recognizes hard-working pre-high school and high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement, and leadership, and daily demonstrate good citizenship both at school and at home.
Students recognized for the month of March were Brian Tillis from Sebastian Charter Junior High School, Alexis Hill from Sebastian River Middle School, Alyssa Carroll from Storm Grove Middle School, and Michael Caro and Cabria Brown from Sebastian River High School.
Alexis is involved in numerous extracurricular activities such as National Junior Honor Society, is on a soccer team, regularly volunteers at the Humane Society, participates in Wind Ensemble (our most advanced band) and is an editor of the school newsletter, The Sebastian Times. She is always positive and has a smile on her face. Alexis is always willing to help her peers. She is doing a remarkable IB Community Project by collecting board games for a local nursing home. She has a fantastic work ethic and does her best each and every day. She is a leader and is always interested in supporting the team by helping her classmates achieve more. Alexis represented SRMS at the Indian River County Science and Engineering Fair where she won the Donald Lambert Memorial award. She is a bright, compassionate, confident young lady who will continue to grow and succeed in everything she takes on. In accepting her award she thanked our club and her parents.
Alyssa Carroll plays volleyball and beach volleyball for SGMS and was awarded the Unsung Hero Award for indoor volleyball. Alyssa has been accepted into VBHS AP program. She plans to continue playing volleyball and beach volleyball at VBHS. She also looks forward to future volunteer work. while in high school. She would like to attend UF and major in Psychology. She thanked her parents and our club when accepting her award.
Cabria Brown is an IB Diploma candidate, but her path to this program was not typical. She was in the non-advanced curriculum in the 8th grade. As the year progressed Cabria decided to apply for the Honors program in high school. After two years of Honors level courses, she decided she was ready for the ultimate challenge: the IB Diploma Programme. Unlike other programs, the IB Diploma Programme challenges students in their strengths and weaknesses. She has done quite well!!! Cabria maintains a weighted GPA of 3.654. She coordinated the SRHS Black History Month Showcase for her CAS Project, is an NHS Member and was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum at St. John’s University in the summer of 2017. She earned 1st place in the Indian River Science and Engineering Fair (Animal Behavior) and won a $72,000 scholarship to F.I.T. In accepting her award Cabria thanked parents and Mr. Sturgeon, her advisor. She plans to go F.I.U. in Miami to become an Immunologist.
Michael Caro, also an IB Diploma candidate, spent the first two years of his high school career in the Honors program. Michael realized that he was not being challenged to his full potential, so he decided to apply for the IB Diploma Programme. Since enrolling in the program, he has risen to the challenge and maintained excellent grades in his IB classes. Michael embodies what an IB student is: bright, articulate, hardworking, caring, determined, selfless, and engaged in his community. Michael maintains a weighted GPA of 4.075 and ranked 46th in his class. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is a 3-year member of the SRHS basketball team. For his CAS Project he organized a talent show to raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Michael clocked 139 volunteer hours this summer at Pelican Island Elementary’s 21st Century CLC Program. He earned a 5 on IB Social, Cultural Anthropology Exam and an academic scholarship to Rollins College. In accepting his award Michael thanked our club and said he plans to study anthropology and criminal justice at Rollins.