Clay Teachers and Students Honored

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The Orange Park Business Council of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce honored 10 students and teachers from the five county public high schools at its recent luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Orange Park. The chamber recognizes 10 outstanding teachers and students three times each year at its area business council meetings.

The following students and teachers received Spotlight Awards:

CLAY HIGH SCHOOL: Mikal Detoro is an active part of the wrestling team, swim team and ROTC; he volunteers and is active in the community and an active Bayard member. Dianna Miller is an advanced placement history and honors world history teacher, sponsor of the Student Council and was responsible for coordinating the homecoming events this year. Miller is working on her Ph.D. in curriculum and institution at the University of Florida and also proctors the FTCE and Clast exams at UNF.

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL: Amber Broome attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Washington, D.C.; she is president of the Student Council; secretary of Fellowship of Christian Athletes; is in the National Honor Society; and part of the varsity and state weightlifting team. Lonnie Tuller is the ESE staffing specialist for KHHS as well as two other schools.

MIDDLEBURG HIGH SCHOOL: Jessica Lambert has a 4.73 weighted grade-point average and is ranked first in her class while taking three advanced placement courses, three honors classes and a college class. She is president of the National Honor Society; vice-president of the Beta Club, Student Council and Senior Executive Board. Jessica represented Middleburg High School at the UNF Leadership Conference as a HOBY ambassador and was selected as Clay Electric's Youth Tour Contest winner. She is also on the swim team and the soccer team; is co-president and founder of "Best Buddies," a group of students who mentor special education students at the junior high school. …