Congratulations to the 2017/2018 Florida Outstanding School Volunteers!
The State of Florida and our members recognize the contribution volunteers have on the academic achievement of students and their assistance in helping schools create positive learning environments. Their commitment to serving as school volunteers has made a significant difference in the lives of many children in our state.
Research show that school volunteers play an integral role in enhancing student achievement and school improvement. The Florida Department of Education and FAPE is committed to supporting the continued success of Florida's students by encouraging volunteerism. In the 2017-2018 school year, over 562,000 volunteers contributed more than 15 million hours mobilizing community resources to support schools as well as mentoring and tutoring students. Click on the link to Read More about the State winners and their contribution to student academic achievement.
Again, thank you and congratulations to all the volunteers in our State!
Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend (Region I)
Youth: Chloa Kriner; S.S. Dixon Intermediate School; Santa Rosa County
Adult: Kathleen Andre; Fort Walton Beach High School; Okaloosa County
Senior: Janice Aurand; Holley-Navarre Primary School; Santa Rosa County
North and North Central Florida (Region II)
Youth: Malia Domingo; Yulee Primary School; Nassau County
Adult: Stephanie Kolb; Kanapaha Middle School and Gainesville High School; Alachua County
Senior: Fred Wilson; Neptune Beach Elementary School; Duval County
Central Florida (Region III)
Youth: Jazlyn Edwards; Jensen Beach High School; Martin County
Adult: Kathleen Learn; Cypress Creek Elementary School; Volusia County
Senior: Georgia Howard; Silver Sands Middle School; Volusia County
Tampa Area and Southwest Florida (Region IV)
Youth: Ty Wilcox; Myakka City Elementary School; Manatee County
Adult: Val Walsh; Harrison School of the Arts, Auburndale High School and Caldwell Elementary School; Polk County
Senior: Bruce Dietch; W.D. Sugg Middle School; Manatee County
South Florida (Region V)
Youth: Kayla Abramowitz; William T. Dwyer High School; Palm Beach County
Adult: Terri Priore; Palm Beach Central High School; Palm Beach County
Senior: William Schwab; Lauderdale Lakes Middle School; Broward County
For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit