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“Best & Brightest” Scholarship Awards Honors 2022 Winners

The awards have expanded greatly since their first year in 2006. About 80 students were given scholarships during the program’s inaugural year. This year, 150 seniors were carefully selected from local public and private high schools to be finalists in each of the 15 categories.


Leon County High Schools demonstrate Academic Achievement and Community Service

Leon County’s most outstanding high school seniors were selected for the 17th year as the 150 finalists in 2022 of the Best & Brightest Awards, which recognize and honor public and private school students who excel both academically and in service to school and community. The finalists from each school underwent an interview process culminating […]


Best & Brightest Awards Announces 2021 School-Based Winners

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Leon County’s most outstanding high school seniors were selected for the 16th year as the 161 finalists in 2021 of the Best & Brightest Awards, which recognize and honor public and private school students who excel both academically and in service to school and community. The finalists from each school underwent an […]


2020 Best & Brightest Awards Winners

The 15th Annual Best & Brightest Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Leon County School’s Aquilina Howell Building to award scholarships to well-deserved high school graduates for their leadership skills, academic accomplishments and community-service involvement.  To abide by public safety protocols, the Ceremony was held remotely and viewed live on […]


“Best & Brightest” Scholarship Awards Will Honor 2020 Winners in Virtual Program

In the interest of the safety and well-being of the community, the 15th annual “Best & Brightest” scholarship awards program will be conducted in a virtual presentation – LIVE – on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, rather than its usual in-person program at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. In light of the recent progression of COVID-19, Governor […]