Outstanding Mustang seniors go for Golden Heralds

Jacob Pipercic – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – A select group of Mustang seniors has undergone grueling preparations for Thursday’s Golden Herald ceremony.

In 1978 the Bradenton Herald established the Golden Herald Awards to recognize the most outstanding seniors in Manatee County. The essential qualification of a Golden Herald nominee is service.

To date, the program has honored over 4,900 high school seniors for their commitment to school and the community.

Participating schools are invited to nominate up to two seniors in each of the fifteen categories, for a total of 30 nominees per school.

Nominees are selected based on their achievement, leadership, and character, and must have at least a “B” average in classes relating to their category.

The nominees for Lakewood Ranch High School are listed below, by category –

  • Athletics- Maria Gonzalez and Brice Easton
  • Citizenship- Kirina Lakhwani and Alex Williams
  • Computers and Technology- Christain Balos and Hillary Borjas
  • English and Literature- Nadaa Hussein
  • General Scholarship- Molly Mendoza and Lyle Hanner
  • Journalism- Courtney Kreiling
  • Music- Savannah Carpenter and Lila Reeser
  • Science- Emma Stock
  • Speech and Drama- Alena Stranovsky
  • Vocational- Caitlin Grayson and Taylore Homan

The 16 seniors had their final interviews March 4. The ceremony will be April 6 at State College of Florida Manatee/Sarasota’s Neel Auditorium.  It is open to the public.