Recently two students at Hamilton County High School were recognized for their exceptional grades, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

Renee Taylor was selected as the Governor's High School All-Star representative for Hamilton County. The program honors high school juniors for their academic excellence, leadership qualities and community service.

"The Governor's High School All-Stars are shining examples of Florida's bright future," Gov. Jeb Bush said. "This program recognizes students for a job well done and for being model citizens," added Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings.

Renee is a member of the BETA Club and the SGA (Student Governor Association). She is involved in various community service activities, especially with the Westlake Church of God. She is the granddaughter of Riley and Patricia Taylor of Jasper.

The All-Stars visited the Capitol in Tallahassee, participated in a mock senate session and had lunch at the Governor's Mansion. Renee said that the visit was interesting and she enjoyed the opportunity to see the Capitol.

Melissa Daniels was selected as the WCTV Student of the Week for the week of April 18 and was recognized on "The Good Morning Show" and "Live at Five" on Monday, April 18.

The BETA Club member has served as an elected student officer and on several school committees. She has received academic recognitions such as the Governor's High School All-Star, Who's Who in American High Schools, the principal's honor roll and many others.

She has been voted the most valuable player in basketball for the past two years. She also plays volleyball and is on the track team.

Melissa works with the Sunday School class at the Mt. Pleasant AME Church and assists in the organization of other activities. She is the daughter of Leon and Edna Daniels of Jasper.

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