Awarding Excellence: Club Awards Day 2023
The annual Club Awards Day is a highlight of the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) school year because it recognizes the hard work, dedication, and achievements of more than 350 student leaders nominated by their FLVS club sponsors. The event demonstrates how camaraderie, friendships, and continued learning evolve outside the virtual classroom. With more than 60 student clubs and activities, FLVS offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and spend time with friends and classmates who share the same interests.
Unleashing Student Potential: A Tour of Club Displays
Students, families, teachers, administrators, and supporters viewed more than 45 student display boards highlighting the incredible skills and opportunities our students and clubs accomplished this year – from cooking delicious recipes, logging fitness time, winning competitions, showing animals, and coding video games.
Student representatives manned the booths and shared a little bit about their club and why they participated in it.
“I really enjoy participating in the National Junior Honor Society,” said Isabelle Hendron. “I feel like as a group we come together and better the world around us.”
Lilliana Anthony, a 9th grader and member of the Esports Club, felt the club helped her build time management skills and club members benefitted from improving their teamwork and coordination skills.
What better way for our students to show off the fantastic skills they perfected in their clubs this school year than by starting the awards with some of their show-stopping performances?
First, the Mindfulness and Yoga Club demonstrated the yoga poses and sequences they worked on throughout the year. Sun salutations can especially be beneficial when working on a computer because the dynamic exercises connect your breath with your body.
In only its first year as a club, the Elementary Dance Cub brought the crowd to their feet with a fun routine set to the song, “Best Day of My Life.” The Elementary Cheerleaders then performed a cheer live while taking pride in FLVS. Go Blue and White!
The elementary and middle school American Sign Language (ASL) clubs showcased their mastery of the language through song, as students signed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “This is Me” from the movie, The Greatest Showman. And this was the first year the elementary students performed entirely by themselves.
“It was my first time performing at the Club Awards,” said Daniella Plana, a middle school ASL Club member. “I love to dance – ballet, tap, hip hop, and Latin, so performing while signing was a new and unique experience.”
Unleashing Student Talent: A Showcase of Club Performances
Each club sponsor was able to nominate one to three members for a Certificate of Excellence. Students were nominated based on active participation in the club’s activities, events, and meetings throughout the year, demonstrating leadership skills within the club, showing a positive attitude, and working collaboratively with other members. Students were called to the stage to be recognized for their outstanding achievements within their respective clubs.
Elementary School Clubs
- American Sign Language: Alisa Badal, Aurora Galindo
- Art Club K-1: Noah Hedin, Jamie Lynn Watts
- Art Club 2-3: Josiah Homy, Lily Ellis
- Art Club 4-5: Carlos Lascano, Maya Kannan
- Book Club K-1: Beau Lascano, Caleb Descartes
- Book Club 2-3: Elijah Holmes, Peyton Thomas
- Book Club 4-5: iberia Sciacca, Keerthi Arun
- Cheerleading Club: Lilly Clevenger, Anna Martyka, Hailey Amores
- Coding Club 3-5: Scarlett Cervalli
- Cooking Club K-1: Jamie Lynn Watts, Brantley Alexander
- Cooking Club 2: Kalina Jackson, Bohdee Mitchell
- Cooking Club 3: Jlianna Rincon, Ma’Kayla Ingraham
- Cooking Club 4: Reese DiPietro, Tea Martinez
- Cooking Club 5: Ali Eskandari, Evan Moga
- Dance Club: Aurelia Lattof, Reese M.W. DiPietro
- Gardening Club K-2: Arabella Ford
- Gardening Club 3-5: Joseph Poliseno
- Mindfulness and Yoga Club: Zane de Silva, Oakley Areu Herrera
- Multicultural Crafts Club: Grant Goetz, Olivia Wyatt
- National Elementary Honor Society (FT 4-5): Khatirah Baksh, Joseph Lux
- Photography Club 3-5: Lucy Nelson, Keira Purcell, Aiden Smith
- Robotics Club 2-3: Quinn Willingham, August Hepp
- Robotics Club 4-5: Faith Holmes
- Running Club: Ryan Canfield, Leo Martin, Emma Sheffield
- TV Production Club (FT K-5): Grace Vitarelli, Rhianna Rosby
- TV Production Club (Flex K-5): Colin Balicki, Sy Sy Borden
Middle and High School Clubs
- ASL Honor Society (9-12): Gabby Sanchez
- ASL 6-8: Katelyn Kiss, Daniella Plana
- Anime Club (6-12): Ava Kaiser, Vaneza Morales
- Art Club (6-12): Abigail Galindo, Ocean Areu Herrera
- Black Student Union (9-12): Kyana-Rae Hunter, Jayvionna Newell
- Cooking Club (6-8): Cassina Ross, Natasha Limongi
- Cooking Club (9-12): Yazmin Martinez, Zoey Treadway
- Creative Writing Club (6-12): Lia Delgado
- Drama Club (6-12): Yolanda del Pino, Brit Huitema
- Esport Video Game Club (8-12): Lilliana Anthony, Logan Wilding
- FIT Club (6-12): Cora Hasting, Cecilia Khan
- Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) (9-12): Ariella Ramjohn, Samantha Baker
- French Club (6-12): Autumn Irish, Jeff John
- French Honor Society (9-12): Soumia Hammi
- Future Business Leaders of America (9-12): Alan An
- Future Farmers of America (FFA) (9-12): Reese Goff, Ashlyn Miller
- Glee Club (6-12): Riya Saraf, Ava Peterson
- History Club (6-12): Presley Vaught, Grace Carey
- International Club (6-12): Presley Vaught, Kaden Bonanno
- Junior Gamily Club (9-12): William McHone, Terry Ford Jr.
- Latin Club (6-12): Emmanuel Zheng
- Math Club (6-12): Cecilia Khan
- National English Honor Society (10-12): Taylor Evans, Katelyn Ross
- STEAM Club (6-12): Nelson Munoz, Dominic Carr
- Science National Honor Society (10-12): Arianna Mannino, Sierra Johnson, Kyana Rae Hunter, Ambriel Kusmirek
- Spanish Nuts At Practice (SNAP) (6-12): Ava Trin
- Technology Club (6-12): Yadiel Colon, Omar Valentin
- Technology Student Association (TSA) (9-12): Kenzi Collins, Brady Kondek
- Teen Driving Club (8-12): Breanna Braithwaite
- Yearbook/Unbound Club (6-12): Anthony Terreri, London Calhoun
- Youth Entrepreneur Club (9-12): Mary Grace Bowlin
FLVS Full Time Middle School Clubs
- National Honor Society (6-8): Brielle Baris, Isabelle Hendron
- Photography Club (6-8): Aiden Cardoza, Charlie Bianchi Pleasant, Daniel Owen
- Student Council (6-8): John Flynn, Miya Von Eberstein, Natasha Limongi, Ethan Tobie
- Yearbook Club (6-12): Indira Handa
FLVS Full Time High School Clubs
- FVHS Peer Tutors Club (9-12): Katelyn Ross, Kylie Pelegrin
- National Honor Society (10-12): Lacie Brownlee
- Senior Class Club (12): Nayely Rodriguez
- Spanish National Honor Society (9-12): Daniella Bonomo, Amber Levesque, Rachel Weiss
- Speech and Debate (9-12): Daniel Albertson, Sarah Kabili
- Student Government: D’Liyah Lubin, Ella Johnson
And congratulations to the Senior Outstanding Award winners, Lacie Brownlee and Soumia Hammi. These Seniors have shown growth, leadership, citizenship, and unwavering commitment and attitude to their clubs and beyond. As well as excelling both academically in and out of the classroom.
“Club Awards is such a cool event. Not only do students perform for their friends and family, but they also see their online classmates, teachers, and sponsors in person,” said Mae Martin, Student Activities Manager and coordinator for the Club Awards. “There is so much love and support within the crowd and it’s so moving to see the pride in the students, families, and sponsors’ faces. And we couldn’t do it without our amazing faculty sponsors. They embody the commitment of FLVS – students at the center of every decision we make.”
Also, thank you to the FLVS Foundation for sponsoring the event and always supporting our students.
Are you interested in participating in an FLVS club next year? Learn more about the exciting offerings FLVS provides here. And keep a look out for Club Rush, taking place in September.
This is awesome! Thanks you!
so cool i wish i can be in a club by my mom said no.
I was actully there!!I had to leave early through.I was there with the asl milddle school asl club signing this is me!They gived me my stuff before I left I got a medal I got a certifcete for being in the club and one for my work in the club I got a clip on pin thing for being in the club and another one for my work in the club and flvs goodie bag 🙂
Aw you’re so lucky, I might not be able to join a club I’ll be going in person for High School
Np and I will prob be going to a public school for high school but I got a few years left in middle school
sadly I did not get to stay long enough to be called onto the stage..Also does anyone have a video of any of the preformaces or anything like that?
No, sorry! I didn’t go, I wish I did but I don’t know why i would have to go in the first place. I’m not even in a club!! 🙂 XD
lol u good I actually got a video of it now
lol How was your weekend? Mine was alright, I mean, it could’ve been worse.
Middle School’s 3 Photography winners (gold, silver, and bronze) were not included?
Hi Monica, The Photography awards are listed under FLVS Full Time Middle School Clubs. 🙂
So sorry, I missed that! Thank you so much.
Go FLVS FURY!!!