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Students of the Month: November

Published January 3, 2007


Lecanto High School

Lecanto High School and West Citrus Elks Lodge # 2693 announce the November Students of the Month: Natalie Burnett and Michael Palmore.

Natalie, 17, is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as co-coordinator for the Social Inclusion Program. She is acting president of student government and has participated in the American Teen Cancer Society, Key Club, Enhancement Council, and as a student representative on the Superintendent's Advisory Cabinet.

She is a four-year member of the varsity soccer and track teams. She was named offensive player of the year for 2005 and 2006, was an all-county soccer player for the past four years and was an all-region soccer player for the past three.

Natalie volunteers with the staff at Citrus Springs Middle School and is active in youth soccer camps. She intends to play soccer at the college level and will major in biomedical sciences. Her goal is to someday do medical research. She maintains a 4.43 weighted grade point average and is the daughter of Jeffrey and Therese Burnett of Beverly Hills.

Michael is a member of the National Honor Society, serving in the Social Inclusion Program. He is a commissioner for LINK Crew and a member of the Character Counts Council.

Michael is a four-year member of the basketball team. He has volunteered more than 64 hours with the Citrus County Basketball League and Panther basketball camp for children.

He maintains a 4.23 weighted grade point average and plans to attend the University of Central Florida and major in business management of human resources. Michael is the son of Harue and Richard Palmore of Lecanto.


Citrus High School and the Rotary Club of Inverness announce the Seniors of the Month for November: Samantha Fogg and Jonathan Pullen.

Samantha is a member of the National Honor Society, student government, the Citrus High academic team and the county academic team. She played junior varsity and varsity basketball.

Samantha has been a three-year member of Teen Court and worked on the Citrus Hurricanes' Survivor Camp in 11th grade.

She plans to attend the University of North Florida to study history and political science to prepare for a career in criminal law.

Samantha holds a weighted 4.4 grade point average and is the daughter of Eric and Edith Fogg of Floral City.

Jonathan is a member of A.I.M. (Achievement in Motion), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and Youth Alive. He is the senior class president. He plays baseball and was named defensive player of the year as a junior. He has also been a member of the swim team.

Jonathan attended Camp Harmony and the Rotary-sponsored "S4TL" (Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders). He has been recognized as an Elks Student of the Month, and has been honored for his perfect attendance.

This fall Jonathan was voted homecoming king. He hopes to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy to major in English. He has a 3.1 grade point average and is the son of Peggy Reeder Pullen of Inverness.


Crystal River High School and West Citrus Elks Lodge announce the students of the month for November: Ashton Mae O' Steep and Brennan Mitchell McNally.

Ashton, 17, is a member of student government and is currently president. She runs varsity cross country and plays varsity soccer. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been awarded the Superlative Heart of Gold.

Ashton has served as a Link Crew commissioner and has served more than 274 hours community service. She plans to earn a postgraduate nursing degree.

Ashton has a 4.20 grade point average and is the daughter of Mary Beth and Bennett O' Steep.

Brennan,17, has been varsity captain of the track and cross-country teams and played varsity basketball. He was named Citrus County Chronicle runner of the year.

Brennan has served as a Link Leader and as a member of the Science Club. He attended Boys State and was accepted into the National Honor Roll.

Brennan has traveled to Mexico to help build facilities, accumulating 100 hours community service. He was a nominee on the homecoming court.

He has a 3.5 grade point average and plans to attend college. Brennan is the son of Judy and Dennis McNally.

[Last modified January 3, 2007, 06:23:48]

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