Discover the academic selections of Bartow and Victory Christian

Editor’s note: Bartow and Victory Christian were inadvertently omitted from the All-Academic list released earlier this month.


Sachin Sivakumar

International Baccalaureate

Cumulative GPA: 4.810.

Sports participation: Varsity swim team (2)

Academic Achievements: Class Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, Eagle Scout, 36 ACT, Straight 5’s on All 8 AP Exams, All-State Orchestra and Band Bassoonist, 1st Place in Networking Infrastructures at FBLA State Competition, 2nd Seed on Team Polk (Academic Team) , 3rd Place Academic Team at State Competition, AIME 2-Time Qualifier, 3rd Place at Code Quest Orlando, 4th Place at UCF High School Programming Tournament, FBLA Section Vice President (3 years)

College projects: UCF, majoring in computer science and joining the programming team

Tzak Lau, Bartov.

Tzak Laou

International Baccalaureate at Bartow High School

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.805.

Sports participation (years): Tennis (3).

Academic Achievements: Salutatorian Class, High Honors with Distinction (9th-12th), AP Scholar with Distinction, 2022 US Presidential Scholar Candidate, Sunshine State Scholar 1st Alternate (11th), Science Olympiad Team Captain (12th), Science Olympiad State: Circuit Lab Bronze (9th ); Science Olympiad Regionals: Circuit Lab Gold (10th), Chemistry Lab Silver (12th), Detector Building Gold (12th), Polk County Academic Team 1st Seed (12th), 2022 Academic Team State Competition 3rd Place, Technology Student Association 3rd Place On-Demand Video Production at States and Qualified for Nationals, National Honor Society Vice President (11th), Lockheed Martin Code Quest Orlando 3rd Place (12th), UCF High School Programming Competition 4th Place (12th), Perfect Score on SAT

College projects: Georgia Institute of Technology, majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in robotics and computer science.

Ashlyn Schober, Bartow.

Ashlyn Schober

International Baccalaureate at Bartow High School

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.43.

Sports participation (years): Cross Country (1), Weightlifting (1), Athletics (1)

Academic Achievements: Nominated and won a story award for Woodmen Life. Scored 6/7 on the IB math exam. GPA greater than 4.0 through all four years of high school.

College projects: Virginia Tech through its Corps of Cadets Air Force ROTC program and will study national security and foreign affairs and computer science in hopes of working in cyber intelligence.

Erin Offermann, Bartow.

Erin Offerman

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.336.

Sports participation (years): University swimming (2 years).

Academic Achievements: Honor Roll A/B student who has always been driven by success. Successfully completed four dual-enrollment courses at Polk State College with A’s and B’s. Ranked 6th out of 255.

College projects: Florida Gulf Coast University, majoring in business management.

Mattye Geddings, Bartow.

Mattye Gedding

Summerlin Academy

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.275.

Sports participation (years): Softball (4).

Academic Achievements: Salutatorian of my class, scholarship for academics and softball. High GPA every 4 years, 4.0 rotating awards every four years

college plans: Lander University on a softball scholarship.

Parker Waltz, Bartow.

Parker Waltz

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.162.

Sports participation (years): Baseball (4)

Academic Achievements: 30 ACT score, 100% Bright Futures, Top 20 in class, 4.0 GPA Rotary Club award every 4 years.

College projects: Santa Fe to study construction management.

Andrea Outlaw, Bartow.

Andrea’s Outlaw

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.09

Sports participation (years): Cheerleading (2), Athletics (4).

Academic Achievements: Bartow Rotary 4.0 rewards four years of high school, graduating with high honors.

College projects: Florida A&M University, majoring in pre-nursing.

Megan Perez, Bartow.

Megan Perez

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.04.

Sports participation (years): 4 years of cheerleading

Academic Achievements: GPA above 3.5 every four years, taken all classes with honors, more than 350 hours of community service.

College projects: Santa Fe College then transferred to the University of Florida, majoring in Health Sciences, then went on to earn my doctorate in Physical Therapy.


Jaiden Almon, Victory Christian.

Jaiden Almon

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.310.

Sports participation (years): Volleyball (7).

Academic Achievements: National Honor Society, Honor Roll A and A/B throughout high school.

College projects: University of South Florida.

Ioni Herrera, Victory Christian.

Ioni Herrera

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.402.

Sports participation (years): Soccer (3).

Academic Achievements: National Honor Society, Top Student – ​​Honors in Computing.

College projects: Polytechnic, obtaining an associate degree; Florida Southern College, earning a bachelor’s degree.

Jashton Hunter, Victory Christian.

Jashton Hunter

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.485.

Sports participation (years): Soccer (6).

Academic Achievements: National Honor Society, A – Honor Roll, Top Student in History, Science and Mathematics.

College projects: Attend the University of Florida, majoring in sports medicine.

Jordan Macie, Victory Christian.

Macie Jordan

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.403

Sports participation (years): Cheerleaders (4).

Academic Achievements: National Honor Society, V – Prize 2021.

College projects: Southeastern University, majoring in digital media and design.

Rayna Lemmond, Victory Christian.

Rayna Lemon

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.603.

Sports participation (years): Volleyball (7).

Academic Achievements: More than 7 “Top Student” awards for VCA courses, National Honor Society, Woodmen of the World US History Award, Valedictorian, Completed 62 college credit hours before graduation.

College projects: University of Central Florida, majoring in marine biology with plans to earn bachelor’s and then master’s degrees.

Victory Christian Justin Lewis.

justin lewis

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.444.

Sports participation (years): Football (3), Wrestling (3), Athletics (1).

Academic Achievements: National Honor Society, Vice President, Top 5 in Class.

College projects: University of Florida.

Margaux Pearson, Victory Christian.

Margaux Pearson

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 4.342.

Sports participation (years): Volleyball (7).

Academic Achievements: National Honor Society, Most Improved AP Literature.

College projects: Santa Fe College.

Jackson Turnbull, Victory Christian.

Jackson Turnbull

Cumulative GPA (weighted): 5.275

Sports participation (years): Football (3), Athletics (2).

Academic Achievements: AP Scholar, Four-Year Principal’s Honor Roll.

College projects: University of Florida, majoring in electrical engineering.