Student Recognition Banquet

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Name: Student Recognition Banquet
Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:


The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host the 43rd Annual Student Recognition Banquet at the SHOW PALACE in Hudson on Thursday, April 27th from 5:30pm-9pm.  
Over the past 42+ years, the honor student banquet has evolved from recognizing only the top 5% of high school seniors into today's incredible Student Recognition Banquet. We (as a community) have rallied together to form an amazing tight knit group of mentors who look forward to taking an active interest in our future leaders.  Today, the Chamber recognizes 56 students from the following schools: 

  • Central High School 
  • Hernando High School 
  • Nature Coast Technical High School  
  • Springstead High School      
  • Weeki Wachee High School 
  • West Hernando Christian 
  • Hernando Christian 
  • Spring Hill Christian Academy

We will be recognizing these top students for their achievements in the categories of:

  • Academics 
  • Community Service 
  • Entrepreneurial/Business  
  • Leadership  
  • Career & Technical  
  • This year, we are pleased to announce a new category- The Arts 

Scholarships in each of these categories will also be awarded.

Guest Emcee:
Stephen Schurdell, Managing Partner, HITS 106

Keynote Speaker:
Lynne Mueller- Nissen, 1984 Graduate of Springstead High School and celebrated Author.

The Chamber believes we should be building new"out-of-the-box" thinkers and leaders who have demonstrated and fulfilled dreams not necessarily in only the academia field, but a truly well-rounded student whose goal is to create a better world.
Over the past 40+ years, the Chamber has recognized over 1100 students and awarded over $200,000 in scholarships. Last year, our membership awarded $15,000 in scholarships in these same categories.
To sponsor a student or provide a scholarship during this year's Student Recognition Banquet, please contact Dawn Badami, Event Coordinator @ 352-796-0697.


Event Media:
Event Sponsors:
  • Law Office of Lucas/Magazine

Diamond Scholarship

  • United Way of Hernando County, Inc.

Platinum Scholarship

  • Accuform
  • Ackley Dental Group
  • Century 21 Alliance Realty - Pearson-Adams, M.
  • Crystal Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Kiwanis Club of Brooksville
  • Show Palace Entertainment

Superintendent's Award

  • Hernando County School Superintendent - Dr. Lori Romano

President's Award

  • Pasco-Hernando State College - West Campus

Gold Scholarship

  • A Civil Design Group, LLC
  • Anew Dawn Complete Salon Experience
  • Complete Technology Solutions
  • Hernando County Association of Realtors
  • Kiwanis Club of the Adventure Coast
  • Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • Tracers Information Specialist, Inc.

Silver Student

  • Accuform
  • Barrette Outdoor Living
  • Care One of Florida, LLC
  • Carter, Clendenin & Foreman, PLLC
  • Cemex, Inc.
  • Chick-fil-A of Hernando County at Spring Hill
  • Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church
  • Interconnect Cable Tech Corp. (ICTC)
  • Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee
  • Palmwood Construction, LLC
  • State Representative Blaise Ingoglia
  • Suncoast Credit Union - Mariner Blvd.
  • Walmart Logistics 07-6020

Bronze Student

  • Ackley Dental Group
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Brooksville
  • Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc.
  • Campbell & Company, CPAs, PA
  • CenterState Bank
  • Custom Discount Blinds
  • Davis Family Hearing - Brooksville
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery
  • Hernando Sun
  • Heron Publishing, Inc.
  • Kiwanis Club of the Adventure Coast
  • North Tampa Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
  • Oak Hill Hospital
  • Rotary Club of Brooksville
  • Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. - Spring Hill
  • Silverthorn Animal Clinic
  • Spring Hill Dental Associates, P.A.
  • WestBridge, Inc.
  • Whiting Insurance Agency, Inc.
Show Palace
located a few miles south of County Line Road  
16128 US-19, Hudson, FL 34667 
(727) 863-7949-
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, April 27th 2017
5:30pm (Registration) 
6:00pm (Program begins) 
Contact Information:
Dawn Badami, Event Coordinator

$35 per attendee *
* No Charge for Students and Two of their guests. Additional attendees $35 each.

For Sponsorship information, please contact the Chamber 352-796-0697. 

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