Baccalaureate 2021 Grads


A Prayer For Young Persons

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Addison Elizabeth Bulloch
Leon High School

Addison is the daughter of Camp and Kristi Bulloch and sister to Kate and Will.

She was baptized at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, received the sacrament of Holy Communion at Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was confirmed at St. John’s.

Addison will graduate Cum Laude from Leon High School. At Leon, Addison was a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, and Interact Club. She served as Marathon Events Chair for Dance Marathon.

Addison will attend Florida State University and plans to major in biology.


Isabella Ann Campo
Leon High School

Bella is the daughter of Dr. Carlos and Kim Campo and younger sister to Sebastian and Patrick.

She was baptized at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, received the sacrament of Holy Communion at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and was confirmed at St. John’s, where she participated in youth group and Youth B.E.A.T. for several years.

Bella has danced at the Sharon Davis School of Dance for eleven years and has been a member of its competitive repertory for two years. She has been a four-year member of the Leonettes Dance Team at Leon, and the team captain since 2019. She is a member of the Pierian National Honor Society.

Bella will graduate from Leon High School Summa Cum Laude and attend the University of Pittsburgh.


Kyndall Macey Dickinson
Leon High School

Kyndall Macey is the daughter of Doug
and Holly Dickinson and sister to Kole.
She was baptized and confirmed at St.
John’s and participated actively in youth
group, served as an acolyte, and
volunteered at Youth B.E.A.T. each
summer. She was a candidate at
Happening #140 and traveled to Quito,
Ecuador in 2019 with the youth mission
team.

Kyndall Macey has been a member of
the Tallahassee Dance Academy
competitive dance team for the past ten
years, where she devoted many hours
to the sport of dance.

During her freshman year at Leon, she
was a part of the Leonettes Dance
Team. She served as treasurer for the
Science National Honors Society and
was a member of the Spanish National
Honors Society, Pierian National
Honor’s Society, and Anchor Club.
Kyndall Macey also served on Leon’s
Dance Marathon team, as Fundraising
Captain her junior year and Fundraising
Co-Chair her senior year.

She will graduate Summa Cum Laude
and attend Florida State University.


Anna Elisabeth Gray
Leon High School

Anna is the daughter of Emily Barrow and Tom Gray.

Anna was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s. She participated in youth group and Youth B.E.A.T. She also served as an acolyte for many years. She was a youth volunteer during Vacation Bible School and helped with the St. John’s Market.

At Leon, Anna participated in chorus for all four years of high school and was a part of Capital Singers and Melodears for two of those years. She also played tennis for four years and was on the varsity tennis team her senior year.

Anna will attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville as a forensic anthropology major.


Meika JiaHua Hamby
Leon High School

Meika is the daughter of Henni and Robert Hamby.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. Johns.

Over the past four years at Leon High School, she has actively participated in many extracurricular, academic, and community service activities. She is a member of the Pierian National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, English National Honors Society, Science National Honors Society, and Model UN. She served as the Senior Class Treasurer, Dance Marathon Finance Captain, and Secretary of the Interact Club. She was a captain of the varsity soccer team.

Meika also interned at the Akbar Law Firm, PA.

Meika will graduate from Leon with high honors and an AP Capstone Diploma. She will attend Florida State University and major in political science. She cannot wait to start this very new and exciting chapter of her life!


Nicholas Johan Hayslip
Home School

Nicholas is the son of George and Pia Hayslip and brother to Isabelle and Emilia.

He was baptized at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2002 and confirmed at St. John’s in 2018. At St. John’s, Nicholas served as a chorister and volunteered with Vacation Bible School and Youth B.E.A.T week. Nicholas was home-schooled, and for the last two years he has dual-enrolled at Tallahassee Community College.

During his junior year, he spent a semester in Finland where he was able to experience winter in the Arctic Circle. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys mountain biking, fishing, hiking and playing soccer.

Nicholas plans to finish his Associate of Arts degree at TCC, after which, as a dual citizen of the US and Finland, he plans to complete his military or civil service in Finland. After his eleven month service, Nicholas will continue his education and plans to major in medicine.


Ava Theresa Hightower
Leon High School

Ava is the daughter of Hilton and Elizabeth Hightower, and sister to Sophie and Lily.

Ava was baptized by her grandfather, The Rev. George D. Kontos, here in Tallahassee in 2003 and was confirmed at St. John’s in 2018. Ava was active in youth group and Youth B.E.A.T. and participated in Happening #138.

Ava will graduate from Leon High School Cum Laude. She is a member of Pierian National Honor Society and is an AP Scholar with Distinction. At Leon, Ava was an active participant and leader in the Leon Dance Marathon organization and a member of the Interact Service Club.

Ava played competitive soccer for seven years with the ASG soccer league and worked at Chick-fil-A for two years.

Ava will attend the University of Georgia and plans to major in business and fashion merchandising.


Thomas Charles Killeen
Leon High School

Tommy is the son of Fr. Dave and Carol Killeen and brother to Danny, Michael, and Paul.

He was baptized at St. Bartholomew’s in New York City in 2003 and confirmed at St. John’s in 2018.

Tommy has been an active member of St. John’s, serving in many roles including: acolyte, Youth B.E.A.T volunteer, and Youth Commission member. He participated in the youth mission trips to Cuba in 2017 and Ecuador in 2018.

At Leon High School, Tommy was a member of the Leon Lion yearbook staff, and he was a Leon Country History Fair winner in 2019 and 2020 in the documentary film category.

Tommy will attend Tallahassee Community College as part of the TCC to FSU program.


John Henry Klekamp
Leon High School

John Henry is the son of Peter and Michelle Klekamp, brother to Connor and Emmie.

He was baptized In Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 2005 and confirmed at St. John’s in 2018. John Henry has been an active member of St. John’s, serving during several Youth B.E.A.T. weeks and youth group activities. He participated in the Youth Mission to Cuba in 2017 and Ecuador in 2018.

At Leon High School, John Henry played lacrosse, served in the Interact Service Club and was a member of the Pierian National Honor Society.

He will attend the University of Florida.


Grace Olivia Martell
Leon High School

Grace is the daughter of Danny and Cheryl Martell, eldest sister to Caroline and Will.

She was baptized at St. David’s in the Pines Episcopal Church in Wellington, Florida and was confirmed at St. John’s, where she served with Youth B.E.A.T week for two years, was an acolyte and participated in youth group.

Grace has enjoyed years of playing both court and sand volleyball. She swam for the Leon Lions for two years and was actively involved in many clubs and organizations on campus.

Grace paged for the House of Representatives for six years and was a delegate for Girls State. She also was a lifeguard for the City of Tallahassee for three years, interned at a PR firm for a semester and worked as a hostess at Ted’s Montana Grill and Midtown Caboose.

Grace will continue her education at Louisiana State University, majoring in political communications. Geaux Tigers!


Sean-Patrick McCann
Maclay School

Sean-Patrick is the son of Joe and Stephanie McCann and brother to Molly and Joseph.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s. Sean-Patrick has been an active member of the St. John’s youth group, participating in Youth B.E.A.T, volunteering at Vacation Bible School, and attending Camp Weed. He also attended Camp Araminta as a camper and counselor.

While at Maclay School, Sean-Patrick was a four-year member of the varsity cross country and track teams, A Cappella Club, Chess Club, Mentor Club, and Volleyball Club. He graduates with a concentration in engineering/computer science.

In addition to his school events, he obtained the rank of Life Scout with Troop 109 and volunteers with the E3 food bank and the Family Café.

Sean-Patrick will attend Florida Atlantic University, majoring in marine biology.


Emilia Sofia Minton
Leon High School

Emilia is the daughter of Jimmy and Mia Minton and sister to Alexa.

Emilia was baptized and confirmed at Saint John’s. She has been an active member of youth group and participated in multiple Youth B.E.A.T. weeks and the mission trips to Ecuador in 2018 and 2019. Emilia was also a frequent volunteer at Grace Mission.

Emilia has been a four-year honor student at Leon High School and was involved in Rho Kappa, Spanish National Honor Society, Anchor Club, Interact Club, and Peace Jam. She served as the Dancer relations Co-Chair for Dance Marathon.

Emilia danced in the Tallahassee Ballet Company for ten years, performing in many productions, and she received the Joyce Fausone Scholarship.

Emilia will pursue her passion for service in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru in the fields of early childhood development and eco-conservation. In the spring, she plans to attend university to major in art history and minor in Spanish.


Jackson Ezra Cole Olson
Home School

Jackson is the son of John and Claire Olson and brother to Carson Leigh.

Jackson was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s, where he was an active member of the choir and regularly volunteered with Vacation Bible School and Summer Music Camp. Jackson was also a dedicated volunteer with Trinity Episcopal Church’s Loaves & Fishes ministry and the Kearney Center throughout middle and high school.

Jackson attended two years of full-time dual enrollment at Tallahassee Community College, where he was recognized on the President’s list each semester. He enjoyed soccer and guitar throughout high school, too.

Jackson is a proud home school graduate who will attend Eckerd College in the fall to major in Spanish and music.


Anna Storrs Proctor
Leon High School

Anna is the daughter of David and Michele Proctor.

Anna was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s and enjoyed going to Sunday youth group. She also participated in St. John’s Youth B.E.A.T week for two years.

At Leon, Anna played tennis for three years and was involved with Lions United, a class dedicated to special needs students. Anna is also a part of the Lions United Club, as well as Interact Club.

Anna will continue her education at Florida State University through the Seminole Pathways Program and plans to major in psychology.


Britton Landrum Robinson
Maclay School

Britton is the daughter of Michael and Garrett Robinson and the granddaughter of Prissy and Dale Elrod and the late Boone Kuersteiner.

She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity United Methodist Church. She participated in Happening her sophomore year, two mission trips, and Trinity’s Vacation Bible School.

Britton is a Legacy Member of Maclay School, where she has studied for eleven years. She is a member of the Science National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. She was a Tallahassee Best & Brightest Finalist. She served as Executive Director of Dance Marathon, Student Ambassador Grade Captain, and Green Club Secretary. She has participated in the girls weightlifting, JV tennis and Esports teams.

Britton graduated from Maclay in May with high honors and a concentration in biomedical science. She will attend Florida State University, pursuing B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing, and plans to become a Nurse Anesthetist.


Audrey Brooks Rumenik
Leon High School

Audrey is the daughter of Peter and Brooks Rumenik and sister to Reid and Madison.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s. She participated in children’s choir, St. John’s girls’ Bible study, and Youth B.E.A.T. Week. Audrey also actively engaged in Camp Weed’s Happening and New Beginnings weekend retreats throughout her high school career, taking on various leadership positions. She was given the honor to serve on the diocesan Happening Steering Committee for two years.

Her school activities include the soccer and flag football teams, Interact Service Club, and Dance Marathon. She served as the Freshman Class Vice President. Additionally, Audrey has spent her high school holidays and summers working as a counselor for Playcamp at the Sue Herndon McCollum Community Center at Lafayette Park.

After graduating from Leon High School, Audrey plans to pursue a degree in Radiology.


Abigail Taylor Schnittker
Leon High School

Abby is the daughter of Mandy and Dennis Schnittker and sister to Tyler.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s. Abby served as an acolyte, volunteered at the bookstore, Vacation Bible School and the Market, and served on the Youth Commission. She traveled to Ecuador on the 2019 youth mission team.

During high school, Abby served as president of the Pierian chapter of National Honors Society, a member of Youth Leadership Tallahassee Class 16, and a three-year officer for Leon’s Student Government Association. She was a member of National English Honors Society, Rho Kappa, Mosaic, Peace Jam, Interact Club, and the AP Capstone program. She also enjoyed volunteering at Westminster Oaks Retirement Community, Petite Players, and the Front Porch Library.

Abby will graduate from Leon High School Magna Cum Laude and attend the University of Tampa as part of the honors program.


John Edward Sgan
Leon High School

Jack is the son of Dr. Stephen and Megan Sgan and brother to Madeline and Will.

He has attended St. John’s since 2010 and has enjoyed being an active participant in youth group as well as a mission trip to Quito, Ecuador in 2018.

Jack played soccer for Leon his first three years of high school and became a competitive weight-lifter as a senior. He was a member of Pierian National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Interact Service Club. He also worked as a specimen processor at KWB Pathology Associates during the past two years.

Jack will graduate from Leon High School Cum Laude and attend Florida State University in the fall.


Thornton Davis Shelton
Leon High School

Davis is the son of Dayne and Susan Shelton and older brother to Mary and Forester.

Davis was baptized at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bainbridge, and confirmed at St. John’s. He has been an active member in St. John’s youth ministry, volunteering for several Youth B.E.A.T. weeks and Vacation Bible School, and serving on the Youth Commission and as an acolyte. He participated in the 2018 youth mission team to Quito, Ecuador.

At Leon, Davis is a member of the National English Honors Society and Rho Kappa. He is an officer for Pierian National Honors Society. Davis was a four-year varsity swimmer for Leon and the first male to qualify for four consecutive State Meets in over ten years. Davis was also a six-year member of the ATAC Swim Club and serves in many capacities with the governance of Florida Swimming.

Davis will graduate Magna Cum Laude from Leon High School. He will attend Emory University as a member of the swim team and study economics and quantitative studies


Catherine Hopkins Shippen
Leon High School

Catie is the daughter of Bo and Sara Beth Shippen and the granddaughter of Mark and Judy Hopkins and Jo and Ben Shippen. Catie is the great-granddaughter of Charlie and Gerry Hopkins.

Catie was baptized at Faith Presbyterian Church as an infant and made her public profession of faith in the sixth grade at Northpoint Church of Atlanta. Catie has been very active in the St. John’s youth program: she has ministered with the youth in both Ecuador and Cuba, she participated in Happening 138, she has volunteered with Youth B.E.A.T. weeks and has enjoyed Bible studies and fellowship. She has particularly enjoyed participating in the Global Philanthropy Leadership program this year.

Catie enjoyed competitive dancing for many years; she also participated in the Leon robotics team, the swim team, Anchor Club, and the French Honor Society where she serves as secretary.

Catie will attend the University of Central Florida and plans to major in business.


Annika Ilse Strayer
Leon High School

Annika is the daughter of Wayne and Corinna Strayer and sister to Neil and Eli.

Annika was confirmed at St. John’s and served as an acolyte, youth lector, and a member of the Youth Commission. Annika is active in youth group, Youth B.E.A.T. week, and the Global Philanthropy Leadership initiative. She served on the 2018 youth mission team to Quito, Ecuador.

At Leon, Annika is a four-year member of Student Government, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Rho Kappa. She is also treasurer of the Anchor Service Club. Annika was honored to be the co-chair for the Leon TMH Cancer Fundraiser, and she served as co-chair of the Leon Community Service Committee.

Outside of school, Annika is a Senior Company ballet dancer at Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee.

Annika will graduate Summa Cum Laude from Leon High School and will attend the University of Florida.


Eleanor Ann Templeton
Leon High School

Ellie is the daughter of Tim and Amy Templeton and sister to Jack and William.

She was baptized at First United Methodist Church in Monticello and confirmed at St. John’s. She has been active in Youth B.E.A.T week and youth group and served as a volunteer for Vacation Bible School.

At Leon, Ellie was a member of Student Government, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Interact Club and Dance Marathon for the past four years. This year she served as the Dance Marathon co-executive director.

After graduation, Ellie will attend the University Of Florida.


Thomas Eason Winton
Leon High School

Eason is the son of Randy and Chattie Winton, and brother to Sarah Beth and Anna Grace.

Eason was baptized at St Paul’s in Newnan, Georgia and confirmed at St. John’s. He serves as a youth lector and is a member of the choir.

Eason will graduate with honors from Leon High School. He is a member of the Leon band and plays percussion. He also plays in Canboulay, the most advanced steel drum group at Leon.

Eason has been a competitive gymnast with the Trousdell gymnastics team for the past eleven years. This year, as a Level 10 gymnast, he qualified for the Men’s National Gymnastics Championship in Daytona Beach.

Eason will attend Santa Fe College in the fall and transition to the University of Florida for his junior and senior years.


Sydney Alden Wylie
Florida State University School

Sydney is the daughter of Trae and Angie Wylie.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s. Sydney has served as an acolyte and participated in Vacation Bible School, Youth B.E.A.T. week, and other volunteer activities in the church.

Sydney began studying Irish dance in kindergarten and continued dancing until eleventh grade. She played on Florida High’s volleyball team and was a member of the National Honor Society. She was an honor student throughout high school and dual-enrolled at Tallahassee Community College.

Sydney has had a passion for science and medicine from an early age. She completed the Florida High nursing assistant program and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. Currently, Sydney is employed at Mulligan Park retirement community.

She will attend Florida State University where she plans to study interdisciplinary medical sciences.

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