2020 Scholarship Awards

The Daytona Beach Gator Club awarded $11,000 in scholarships to deserving Volusia County High School graduates.

While we were not able to gather in person  to celebrate these outstanding students, we are no less excited to welcome them to the Gator Nation!

Congratulations to the 2020 Daytona Beach Gator Club Scholarship Recipients

Anjali Collins

University High School
Sponsored by Gale Lemerand

Anjali Collins of University High School was President and Founder of both the CARE Cancer Awareness Club and KeepUp After School Tutoring Club at her high school. Her involvement includes Vice President of the Environmental Awareness Club for three years, an active volunteer with Red Cross and a youth leader at her church. She is pursuing a Biology degree on a pre-med track.

Madisen Domayer

Seabreeze High School
Sponsored by Sponsored by Halifax Health / UF Vascular Surgery Partnership

Madisen Domayer of Seabreeze High School aspires to work toward a Health Sciences degree on a pre-med track. Her involvement includes being a Futures Foundation Tomorrow’s Leader, a volunteer in the Best Buddies program for three years, a Seabreeze High School ambassador for four years and an active member of her church, Tomoka Christian. Madisen is also a Medallion of Excellence recipient by the Daytona Beach News Journal and was a student athletic trainer in addition to being on the exec board for both the Sports Medicine Academy and American Sign Language Association at her high school.

Vivi Feigenbaum

Seabreeze High School
Sponsored by Tim Kostidakis

Vivi Feigenbaum of Seabreeze High school is an aspiring Nutrition and Health Sciences major. She was Senior Class President, a Futures Foundation Tomorrow’s Leader and volunteer with the Volusia County Teen Court Program all four years of high school. Vivi was also involved in various athletics and was a Girls State Delegate with the American Legion.

Cayman Forbes

DeLand High School
Sponsored by Gale Lemerand

Cayman Forbes of DeLand High School is a Medallion of Excellence recipient by the Daytona Beach News Journal, a Futures Foundation Tomorrow’s Leader and a hospital volunteer. She was also Senior Class President, Captain of the Avant Garde Performance Dance Team and involved in chorus and ensemble. She is an aspiring Biomedical Engineering major.

Jacob Gutierrez

DeLand High School
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William McGrane

Jacob Gutierrez of DeLand High is a 4-year recipient of the Award for Academic Excellence from the Volusia County Schools Advisory Council. He was a Futures Foundation Tomorrow’s Leader, involved in SGA and choir and president of the Asian Student Association at his high school for two years. He is pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Gabriella Peburn

Father Lopez High School
Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William McGrane

Gabriella Peburn of Father Lopez High School is pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. In addition to countless volunteer hours within the community, she danced her way to a National Championship with the Dancing Green Waves. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Father Lopez Green Print Newspaper, as well as the founder and director of a charity drive. Gabriella is also a National Semi Finalist Scholarship Winner from the National Honor Society.

Samuel Roman

Spruce Creek High School
Sponsored by Michael Politis

Samuel Roman of Spruce Creek High school is an AP Scholar of Distinction awarded by the AP College Board. Boasting a near perfect ACT score of 35, Samuel was also involved in SGA, a professional tutor and was an active volunteer at his church. He is pursuing a degree in Psychology.

Samantha Sydeski

New Smyrna Beach High School
Sponsored by Parks Dermatology

Samantha Sydeski of New Smyrna Beach High School is a Medallion of Excellence winner, awarded by the Daytona Beach News Journal. She’s a 5-time record breaker as an All Area First team swimmer and is a Futures Foundation Tomorrow’s leader. Samantha is now pursuing a degree in Dermatology.

Allison Teixeira

DeLand High School
Sponsored by Gale Lemerand

Allison Teixeira of DeLand High School is an aspiring Biochemistry major. She held various leadership roles in SGA and National Honor Society, volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club among other organizations. She is a Scholastic Art winner and was MVP of the Varsity Tennis team.

Ryan Wiener

Spruce Creek High School
Sponsored by Gale Lemerand

Ryan Wiener of Spruce Creek High School is a two-time AP Scholar, Civil Air Patrol Airman First Class and was involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes for all four years of high school. His athletics include Cross Country and Track and Field for four years, as well as being a Captain for both sports, earning a 4-year letterman in Cross Country. Ryan aspires to earn a degree in Civil Engineering.

Graduate Scholarship

Sponsored by Gale Lemerand

Britney Gaston

BSBA Economics 2020

Britney Gaston is this year’s Graduate Scholarship recipient. She has earned her BSBA in Economics and is working towards her Master’s in Economics. Her involvement at the University of Florida includes Director of Finance for U Matter We Care, a delegate for the Gator Aides team in Dance Marathon, International Programs Student Ambassador and is a member of the University Economics Society. She has done several internships including with Security First Insurance,  Invest Africa in London as a Research Analyst intern and a Corporate Finance Consultant at FTI Consulting in NYC.

2020 Scholarship Awards Program