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Queen Isabelle Amanda Starner

Queen Isabelle Amanda Starner

Isabelle Amanda Starner is the 18 year old daughter of Tina and Todd Starner. She has brown hair and brown eyes and is a 2016 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School. While in high school, Isabelle was a member and state officer of FCCLA, a member of National Honor Society, Lakewood Leader, and involved in many other volunteer organizations. Isabelle was dual-enrolled at the State College of Florida and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and currently attends USFSM. Her hobbies include dancing, playing cello, and anything outdoors. Isabelle’s future plans are to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and teach several years before going back for her Master’s Degree.
Princess Alyssa Marie Kopinsky

Princess Alyssa Marie Kopinsky

Alyssa Marie Kopinsky is the 18 year old daughter of Glen and Lori Kopinsky. She has brown hair and brown eyes and is a 2016 graduate of Manatee High School. While in high school, Alyssa graduated in the top 4% of her class, was a Sugar ‘Cane member and officer, a member of Mam’Selles service club, had perfect attendance, and received many academic scholarships. Currently Alyssa attends State College of Florida where she is on the Dean’s List and the Principal’s List. Her hobbies are shopping, dancing, attending concerts, and being with family. Alyssa’s future plans are to transfer to the University of South Florida and major in Elementary Education.
Christina Marie Atkinson

Christina Marie Atkinson

Christina Marie Atkinson is the 21 year old daughter of Chris and Dawn Atkinson. She has blonde hair and green eyes and is a 2013 graduate of Palmetto High School. While in high school, Christina played basketball, was a football athletic trainer, and was active in both weightlifting and track and field. Christina graduated from King College in Bristol TN and Manatee Technical College where she became part of the National technical Honors society. Her hobbies include working out and hammer and shot put throwing. Christina’s future plans are to attend University of South Florida to major in elementary education.
Holly Anne Barnes

Holly Anne Barnes

Holly Anne Barnes is the 18 year old daughter of Lee and Polly Barnes. She has blonde hair and blue eyes and is a 2016 graduate of Manatee High School. While in high school, Holly was involved in Reinaunce service club, Student Council, National Honor Society, and many other service organizations. Currently Holly attends the University of Florida where she is a member of Level One – Leadership Development Program and volunteers at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Her hobbies include writing for her fashion blog, cooking, and baking. Holly’s future plans are to receive a degree in Marketing and a minor in either entrepreneurship or information systems.
Brooke Faron Bentley

Brooke Faron Bentley

Brooke Faron Bentley is the 20 year old daughter of Buddy and Kim Bentley. She has blonde hair and blue eyes and is a 2015 graduate of Palmetto High School. While in high school, Brooke participates in the Cambridge University’s AICE program, participated in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, was a 4 year member of the Palmetto Dazzlers, and graduated with top honors. Currently Brooke attends the State College of Florida where she has joined Phi Theta Kappa and has been on Dean’s list every semester. Her hobbies include dance, cooking, and spending time with family. Brooke’s future plans are to earn a business degree along with a real estate license and eventually open an office with her dad.
Danielle Patricia Calabrese

Danielle Patricia Calabrese

Danielle Patricia Calabrese is the 19 year old daughter of Roger and Jeanne Calabrese. She has light brown hair and hazel eyes and is a 2015 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School. While in high school, Danielle was a member of National Honor Society, active in theatre, and many other civic organizations. She was also a four year Silver Stars Dance team member where she served as Co-Captain and Captain. Currently Danielle attends the University of South Florida where she in on Dean’s list and a member of the S.M.I.L.E. Club. Her hobbies include dance, theatre, traveling, and shopping. Danielle’s future plans are to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and teach kindergarten in Manatee County.
Elizabeth Rae Ciemniecki

Elizabeth Rae Ciemniecki

Elizabeth Rae Ciemniecki is the 18 year old daughter of Ray and Karen Ciemniecki. She has brown hair and brown eyes and is a 2016 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School. While in high school, Beth was a member of National Honor Society, FFA, 4-H, and a volunteer for many non-profit organizations. Currently Beth attends Santa Fe Community College where she is member of the UF Block & Bridle Club, on the Dean’s list and a member of Santa Fe’s Honor’s program. Her hobbies include horseback riding, riding her ATVs, fishing, singing, and working with and raising animals. Beth’s future plans are to earn a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine and return to Manatee County to open her own large-animal veterinary practice.
Bailee Kaye French

Bailee Kaye French

Bailee Kaye French is the 20 year old daughter of Don and Macie French. She has brown hair and hazel eyes and is a 2015 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School. While in high school, Bailee was a member of Student Government, a cheerleader, a Junior and Senior Advisory Board member, and Senior Class President. Currently Bailee attends the State College of Florida where she is the SCF softball team student manager. Her hobbies include going to Disney, doing makeup, and spending time with her family. Bailee’s future plans are to graduate with her Associates degree and transfer to the University of Florida or Florida State University to major in Public Relations.
Eryn Grace LaLonde

Eryn Grace LaLonde

Eryn Grace LaLonde is the 19 year old daughter of Parnell and Julia LaLonde. She has brown hair and blue eyes and is a 2016 graduate of Braden River High School. While in high school, Eryn was the president of National BETA Club, a member of Student Government, a member of National Junior Honor Society, a Children’s Miracle Network Ambassador, and involved in many other volunteer organizations. Currently Eryn attends the State College of Florida and is an active volunteer in many volunteer organizations. Her hobbies include volunteering, going on mission trips, dancing, physical fitness, and spending time with friends. Eryn’s future plan is to obtain a Doctorate Degree in Hospital Administration and Public Relations.
Kennedy Michaela Lipskind

Kennedy Michaela Lipskind

Kennedy Michaela Lipskind is the 18 year old daughter of Bruce Lipskind. She has brown hair and brown eyes and is a 2016 graduate of Manatee High School. While in high school, Kennedy graduated in the 10% of her class, was a member of art club, a member of ocean awareness club, and received the Certificat de Reussite for French. Currently Kennedy attends the University of Florida where is an officer in Kappa Delta and a member of Club Lacrosse. Her hobbies include volunteering at the Dance the Next Generation program. Kennedy’s future plans are to pursue a career in architecture and volunteer through Habitat for Humanity.

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