By: Alena Nash
On May 17, five Leon students won first place at the annual Best and Brightest Awards, more than any school represented.
In each of the 15 different categories, a winner, runner up and honorable mention are rewarded. Leon had 8 seniors honored with five winning first.
The first place winners included Craig Mitchell, who won the award for Business, Jordyn Berrian won for Drama and Performing Arts, Letame Ashebo took home the award for English and Language Arts, Will Rogers won for Science and Health, and Cannon Haworth won in the Social Science category.
Other winners include Julia Chodyla, who was the runner-up in the Journalism category, Robert Skrob, who was the runner-up for Career/Technical and Hannah Prasse, who won the honorable mention for Music.
The seniors honored at the Best and Brightest Awards represent the most achieved in their field and the most dedicated to the community. Each honoree had documented multiple service hours and excelled both in and out of school in their prospective categories.
All honorees received a $100 scholarship. Honorable mentions received $500, runner-ups were awarded with $750 and all first place winners were given a $1,500 scholarship.