About Face Awards LogoThe About-Face Award recognizes secondary students who have made a significant turnaround in their behavior, academic performance, and attendance in school. One student from each middle and high school in the district receives the award at the annual awards program. Students are nominated by their school and receive a medallion for their success.

This event is made possible through the sponsorship of TECO Energy.

2022 Student Honorees

Auburndale Senior High – Terrance Burgess
Bartow Middle – Xander Stricklin
Bartow Senior High – Tyrecia Weston
Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy – Lyric Plummer
Crystal Lake Middle – TerraMarie Vilsaint
Daniel Jenkins Academy of Technology – Abegael Benoit
Davenport School of the Arts – Menyelek Johnson
Denison Middle – Luis Montejo
Discovery High School – Cora Nickless
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center (High School Level) – Sandria Jarbo
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center (Middle School Level) – LaKeisha Steward
Doris A. Sanders Learning Center – Savanna Tsikuris
East Area Adult School – Ashtan Dahlquist
Fort Meade Middle/Senior High (Middle School Level) – Carson Meacham
Fort Meade Middle/Senior High (High School Level) – Jesus Velazquez Torres
Fresh Start Community School – Ivan Sierra
Gause Academy of Leadership – Jorge Rios Roman
George W. Jenkins Senior High – Hunter Chambers
Haines City Senior High – Isiah Byrd
Haines City IB – TJ Johnson
Jewett Middle Academy Magnet – Sebastian Crespo-Jimenez
Jewett School of the Arts – Jorden Bieder
Karen M. Siegel Academy – Joselyne Racki
Kathleen Middle – Jarnay Hamilton
Kathleen Senior High – Adam Abarca
Lake Gibson Senior High – Ya Vang
Lake Marion Creek Middle – Maya Clayton
Lake Region High – Davon Martin
Lakeland Highlands Middle – Jada Hall
Lakeland Senior High – Demirius Simpkins
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy – Jalaria Heath
McLaughlin Middle & Fine Arts Academy – John Rainwater
Mulberry Middle – Aaleiah Van Pelt
Mulberry Senior High – Terrell Pinkney
Polk GRAD Academy – Isaiah Lowe
Polk Virtual School (High School Level) – Netoshia Reed
Polk Virtual School (Middle School Level) – Kara Rodriguez
Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High – Geovanni Albino
REAL Academy – Warren Ford
Ridge Community High – Giselle Caito
Ridge Technical Academy – Teresa Esteban
Rochelle School Of The Arts – Joseph McFadden
Roosevelt Academy – Brian Franklin
Shelley S. Boone Middle – McKayla Hernandez
Sleepy Hill Middle – Jerrold King
Southwest Middle – Rafael Jaiseri
Summerlin Academy – Araceli Gallegos
Tenoroc High – Natalie Davis
Traviss Technical College – Haeli Turner
Union Academy – Serge Pierre
Westwood Middle – Williams Jeannestin
Winter Haven Senior High – Reason Archer

2021 About-Face Awards Program

2020 About-Face Awards Program

2019 About-Face Awards Program