Zapf named Student of the Year


Tiger Paw Yearbook

Taylor Zapf (12) poses on top of the tiger statue in the commons.

Each year, OHS surveys its teachers to find the student that they think is most deserving to be named Student of the Year, and receive the $1,000 check that goes with it.

This year, Taylor Zapf (12) was named the OHS Elks Student of the Year. To receive this award, Zapf first had to be named the September Student of the Month. Near the beginning of the year, teachers select some of the top students in the school that exemplify what OHS stands for. The student of the year is then selected by the teachers from the Students of the Month.

“I was really surprised and I was thankful and excited,” said Zapf. “It helped me think that all the hard work I’ve put in in high school has paid off.”

In addition to being Student Body President, Zapf is the news director for Channel 97 News school broadcast, an officer of Drama Troupe, and Lead Drum Major for the OHS Band.

Zapf received the award on April 9 and was honored with $1,000 from the Oakville Elks club, which she is putting towards her college expenses. Zapf will be attending the University of Central Florida in the fall for hospitality management.