SAINT AUGUSTINE – The City of St. Augustine will bestow honors on one of its own, and announcement has also been made to present Citizenship Awards to graduating seniors from St. Johns County High Schools.
CITY COMMISSIONER Nancy Sikes-Kline will receive the Adelaide Sanchez Award “for exemplary work as a longtime supporter of the preservation of one of St. Augustine’s most valuable assets, its historic structures” according to a release from the city.
The city announcement notes: “Ms. Adelaide Sanchez appreciated and loved St. Augustine’s history as realized through its properties, artifacts and archaeological resources. She demonstrated her appreciation through her support of restoration and preservation and of programs to foster education and interpretation of our history. Her support included a provision to bequeath her home to the State of Florida Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board which transferred the property to the City of St. Augustine. It was the sale of that property that makes this award possible.
“The award is presented in May so as to coincide with Historic Preservation Month. Commissioner Sike-Kline will receive her award at the beginning of the May 22 City Commission meeting.”
CITZENSHIP AWARDS will be presented this year at the May 8 meeting to : Emily McKee, Bartram Trail High School; Justin Capili, Creekside High School; Tyre Singleton, Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind/Blind Department; Christine Maldonado, Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind/Deaf Department; Sarah Lewis, Pedro Menendez High School; Natalie Costello, Ponte Vedra High School; Anna Crum, St. Augustine High School; Chance Bryce Phillips, St. Johns Technical High; Andrew Ryan, St. Joseph Academy.
Each recipient will be presented with a commemorative plaque, a city lapel pin, and a $200 scholarship award.
Recipients are selected by the administration of those high schools wishing to participate based on their demonstrated leadership and service to school, community and other students.