2017 Spirit of Excellence

  • Distinguished alumni, students, and staff were honored at the ninth annual Lake Park Spirit of Excellence Celebration Dinner on Thursday, April 20 at the Medinah Shriners Banquet center. The Lake Park High School Educational Foundation established the award program to honor excellence at Lake Park High School.

    Nineteen seniors were recognized for their service, extraordinary effort, achievement and leadership throughout their high school years. These students were selected because they possess qualities for other students to emulate and have achieved special accomplishments in addition to their academic success while at Lake Park.

    The following seniors received the Lake Park Spirit of Excellence Award:
    • Shana Abraham
    • Emily Bian
    • Niko Callas
    • Amelia Cammy
    • Giuliano Catalano
    • Miles DeWaele
    • Gina DiDonna
    • Gizelle Guinto
    • Josh Henry
    • Alyssa Kuman
    • Brooke Maloney
    • Natalie Morales
    • Sameer Pardiwala
    • Casey Samagalsky
    • Claudia Sandine
    • Elena Sgarbossa
    • Emilia Wojcikowski
    • Courtney Worcester
    • Benjamin Zimmerman
    Two staff members also received the Spirit of Excellence Awards. Chris Benak and Tish Petrucci were nominated by colleagues and community members for demonstrating excellence at Lake Park and within the community, inspiring others to contribute to the school, providing a special service to enhance his/her department, and demonstrating care, concern and passion to students and colleagues.

    The three Lake Park Distinguished Alumni received this year’s Spirit of Excellence Award:
    Sam Bettis (Class of 1996)
    Brian Kalish (Class of 2005)
    Joseph Sterbis (Class of 1995)