Thirty-Nine Escambia County Students Awarded Shining Stars


The Community Foundation of Northwest Florida and WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, recognized 39 Escambia County elementary students as Shining Stars in a ceremony Sunday, May 6, 2012, at WSRE’s Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on the main campus of Pensacola State College.

Area principals and teachers selected one student from each public and private elementary school on the basis of their behavior, academic achievement, citizenship and community service. Each winner was awarded a certificate of achievement and a new bicycle. In addition, the winners autographed a billboard on Wednesday, May 2, 3:30 p.m., at Lamar Advertising, which was erected in their honor in downtown Pensacola.

2012 Community Foundation of Northwest Florida & WSRE Shining Star Recipients are:

  • Connor Queen, A.K. Suter Elementary School;
  • Katelynn Barber, Bellview Elementary School;
  • Bethany Faucett, Beulah Elementary School;
  • Kristian “Nealy” Ard; Blue Angels Elementary School;
  • Lydia Smith, Bratt Elementary School;
  • Kiara Betts, Brentwood Elementary School;
  • McKayla McConathy, Byrneville Elementary School;
  • Gregory Posey, C.A. Weis Elementary School;
  • Lillian Wiggins, Cordova Park Elementary School;
  • Kyla Homewood, Creative Learning Academy;
  • Abdul Alsubaie, Ensley Elementary School;
  • Allee McDonald, Episcopal Day School;
  • De’Aveon Fisher-Primm, Escambia Christian School;
  • Sara Siler, Ferry Pass Elementary School;
  • Scarlett Nguyen Global Learning Academy;
  • Mallory Mott, Hellen Caro Elementary School;
  • Michelle Luther, Holm Elementary School;
  • Logan Nelson, Jim Allen Elementary School;
  • Aronje Palmer, Lincoln Park Elementary School;
  • Alisha L’Orang, Little Flower Catholic School;
  • Avery Resmondo, Longleaf Elementary School;
  • Cason Forst , McArthur Elementary School;
  • Dalton Brown, Molino Park Elementary School;
  • Kayla Therrien, Myrtle Grove Elementary School;
  • Trinity Holmes, N.B. Cook Elementary School;
  • Michael Young, Navy Point Elementary School;
  • Tejaun Browne, O.J. Semmes Elementary School;
  • Kimberly Anguilu, Oakcrest Elementary School;
  • Carlee Amberson, Pensacola Beach Elementary School;
  • Madeline Markham, Pensacola Christian School;
  • Natalie Gandy, Pine Meadow Elementary School;
  • Rhapeepan Antrim, Pleasant Grove Elementary School;
  • Griffin Pearce, R.C. Lipscomb Elementary School;
  • Erin Meszaros, Redeemer Lutheran School;
  • Dalton Wulzer, Scenic Heights Elementary School;
  • Morgan Jacobs, Sherwood Elementary School;
  • Helen Driscoll, St. Paul Catholic School;
  • Ritchie Knutie; Warrington Elementary School; and
  • Exiquio Enriquez, West Pensacola Elementary School.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Florida helps charitable donors of all means establish charitable funds to benefit non-profit organizations in the community. WSRE is the PBS affiliate for the Gulf Coast area. In addition, WSRE is also a non-profit organization with a mission to make a positive difference in the lives of citizens of our community through broadcast programming and educational outreach services.