The Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leader Award, presented by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, honors students in the South Lake area, who like Ray, serve as a champion for our community. The Chamber was honored to present the award to Aytana Cardona of Lake Minneola High School.

Aytana is an honor and AP student that holds a GPA of 5.12. She has been Summa Cum Laude all four years, an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National AP Scholar. She has also received an AP Capstone Diploma and an Associate in Arts, Cum Laude, from Lake-Sumter State College.

Aytana is a member of the Student Government Association where she has served as the Junior Class Vice President, Student Government Club President and the Homecoming Crowning Committee Chairman. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and served as the historian her junior year. She is also a student ambassador for You’re Not Alone where her duties included on-campus classes for mental health awareness.

Outside of academics, Aytana is a member of the Teen Advisory Board for the Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library. During her 800 hours of service to the organization, she helped organize various community events to promote early childhood and adult literacy. Additionally, Aytana works at Tropical Smoothie.

Congratulations, Aytana and best of luck at the University of South Florida this fall!

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