Yulee, FL – June 6, 2012 – Miss Megan Gelement was awarded the 2012 Nassau County Teen Court Scholarship at the Nassau County Teen Court Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22nd. The $1200 scholarship is administered by Nassau County Clerk of Court, John A. Crawford, with financial contributions from Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Seagraves in support of the youth of Nassau County. Miss Gelement, a home school student, earned a 3.99 academic average and was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Miss Gelement developed a curriculum for an AP class that earned her a top score on her College AP test by the College Board. Miss Gelement has been accepted into the University of Alabama Honors College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and will begin her studies there this fall.
Also recognized for outstanding service to the Teen Court program was Miss Shelbie Miller of West Nassau High who received the 2012 Charles Griffin Spirit Award. Miss Miller was recognized for her dedication to Teen Court and for being a positive role model to her fellow students and youth in her community.
Several other students were recognized for volunteering with Nassau County Teen Court in 2012 as jurors and attorneys. They are: Amanda Middleton (FBHS), Noah Bogosh (home school), Zoe Stein (FBHS), Meranda Berke (WNHS), Kyle Gelement (home school), Brandon Ferriol (home school), Ali Elwell (FBHS), Emma Priest (home school), Michael Walters (FBHS), Douglas Newberry (CMS), Regan Butler, Jade Beasley (home school), Lindsey Delille (FBMS), Kayla Miller(CES), Christina Howard (CMS), Bridgette Delille (Emma Love), Ali McClellan (YMS), and Destinee Griffin (YMS). Nassau County’s Teen Court program is managed by John A. Crawford, Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Charles Griffin serves as Teen Court Coordinator. The program is a collaborative effort between the Clerk’s Office, the Nassau County State Attorney’s Office, Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Seagraves, and the Nassau County Public Defender’s Office. Local attorneys volunteer their time as mentors and advisors to the teens throughout the year and court sessions are held twice a month. For more information on the program, please call Charles Griffin at 904-548-4611.