Zayna JeBailey Receives Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leader Award
Montverde Academy proudly congratulates Zayna JeBailey, a senior, who was selected as the first recipient of the newly named Ray Goodgame Outstanding Student Leader Award for the 2019-20 school year. The $1,000 scholarship, presented in by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, was developed to honor students in the South Lake area who excel in academics and in service and leadership within their school and community. The award, named after Ray Goodgame, longtime Clermont City Council Member, honors his legacy and constant commitment to the South Lake community through education and volunteerism.
Zayna is an outstanding student, a member of the National Honors Society, Headmaster’s Leadership Institute Arts & Athletics Leadership Committee, and Tri-M Music Honor Society, which she is currently the President of. She serves as the yearbook senior editor, choir president and is a member of the Montverde Academy Music Conservatory for voice, piano and orchestra. Zayna has interned at Dreamwalker Productions, and studied at Oxford College in Oxford, Georgia this past summer. She hopes to study the music business at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.
Beyond her academic pursuits, Zayna is deeply committed to helping others, leading her to participate in three mission trips in South America. She also started the One In A Million: A Night of Magic and Hope Teen Gala in Orlando for St. Jude’s Research Hospital two years ago. She served as the chair of the event for the first year and has led the Orlando team to raise more than $56,000 for St. Jude, becoming an inaugural Orlando St. Jude Leadership Society member and earning an award for most funds raised in Orlando.
“Zayna is a talented and driven student who has achieved tremendous success and will continue to achieve,” said Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring, Montverde Academy Headmaster. “She is an excellent example of what Montverde Academy students are capable of achieving and we wish her continued success. I would also like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for recognizing Ray Goodgame’s community contributions, and honoring her accomplishments by awarding her the scholarship.”