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Student Success Stories

FLVS students are amazing in their own way and over the years we’ve had the honor to teach many budding stars. Meet a few of our students and alumni who simply shine because of the flexibility and first-class education FLVS offers:

  • Sierra Boodhoo researches sharks and is exploring ways to protect both human and marine life by studying their sensitivity to magnets. Learn more about Sierra.
  • Anna Shines, Miss Florida Teen 2017, was able to arrange her demanding schedule as needed while attending FLVS. In addition to balancing her dance schedule, volunteering, and platform work, she served as the President of the FLVS chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, and participated in Model U.N. and the National English Honor Society. Learn more about Anna.
  • Elise Engstrom is a dancer who attends FLVS Full Time and appreciates the personalized schedule that allows her to dedicate time to her passions. Learn more about Elise
  • Casey Butler is not only a hardworking FLVS Flex student, but a hardworking and talented actor as well. He has played George Llewellyn Davies in Finding Neverland on Broadway with stars Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammar. 
  • Haylee Jenkins, FLVS homeschool student, made the Auburn University NCAA equestrian team. Jerkins has won grand and reserve championships in Wellington, Florida, and Lexington, Kentucky. 
  • Lilimar Hernandez took high school courses with FLVS Flex while pursuing her acting career. She starred in the Nickelodeon show “Bella and the Bulldogs” and most recently on “Knight Squad.”
  • Daniella Fernandes accelerated her learning by taking online courses, becoming the youngest student in Flagler County to take dual enrollment college classes at the age of 12. Learn more about Daniella.
  • Maitlyn Pezzo is an actress and assistant director who is known for guest star roles on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles, Nickelodeon’s show, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, and as Lucy in a recent film titled, “Becoming Lucy.” She has also starred in national commercials speaking out against online bullying.
  • Alexander Fast excelled throughout high school (even completing five Advanced Placement classes!) all while working from the hospital due to his illness.
  • Makaila Nichols is a model, actress, and published author addressing bullying. She credits FLVS for one of the reasons she has been able to accomplish so much. Learn more about Makaila.
  • Elli Kopmar and her figure skating partner train five times a week for 7-8 hours a day. Thanks to their dedication, they advanced to the 2016 National Championships.
  • Terrance Thomas was selected to participate in the prestigious Naval Summer STEM program at Annapolis because FLVS honors courses have helped him advance his academic background as well as have time to become an epee fencer.
  • Bridget Forster was named a Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Award School Winner for her achievements in the classroom, on the tennis court, and in the community. Learn more about Bridget.
  • Jake Marcionette writes about his personal experiences of being bullied in public school and is now a New York Times best-selling author of the Just Jake book series.
  • Louisa Gammill has traveled the world with her family, learning about different cultures and places, all while keeping up with her studies.
  • Pavlina Osta started her own radio show Pavlina’s Kidz Place at age 11, and as a teenager, has set a Guinness World Record for conducting the most radio interviews in 24 hours. Learn more about Pavlina.
  • Cody Sullivan is an actor and travels back and forth between Florida and California. “FLVS gives me so much flexibility and the teachers are amazing,” he said. Learn more about Cody.
  • Logan Gatza enjoys fencing, swimming, running, shooting, and horseback riding. In 2015, he won a gold medal at the Youth Pan American fencing championship in Peru. The young USA Modern Pentathlon award winner said FLVS helps him with his training schedule. Learn more about Logan.
  • Sariah Robertson started her own organization called My Girl Code which focuses on inspiring girls to become more interested in advanced technology systems such as coding. She said FLVS has provided so much opportunity to her, between experiencing great teachers, joining clubs, and meeting new people. Learn more about Sariah.
  • Aubrey Quintanilla has taken all her classes with FLVS since 2012 to allow her to train for national diving competitions. Learn more about Aubrey.
  • Samantha Morris received recognition in the International Writing and Photography Contest sponsored by Quill and Scroll and ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative and is now studying computer science at UCF. Learn more about Samantha.