High school seniors, our interview day at Cobb Middle School was a huge success! Thanks to the volunteer efforts of our judges and the committee team we were able to interview 160 students from public and private schools across Leon County. Be sure to bring your friends and family with you to Ruby Diamond Auditorium on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. when we announce the overall winners for each of the 15 categories. Once again, congratulations to all of you on a job well done!

Click here to watch last year’s ceremony on YouTube!


Since 2006, The Best & Brightest Awards have awarded more than $500,000 to more than 1,497 students in Leon County. 

Founded in 2006, the Best & Brightest Awards is designed to recognize and honor Leon County’s excelling high school seniors. Unlike most scholarship programs, awards are not based solely on GPA. The varying categories of the Best & Brightest Awards allow students who excel in a particular field to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication. There is also emphasis on community service and civil duty. Five years ago, the Best & Brightest Awards added a new element, the 8th Grade Essay Contest. This contest is integral in catching the attention of younger students in Leon County and instilling the importance of community service before they begin their high school careers. The scholarship program is a partnership between local Leon County area public and private schools and World Class Schools of Leon County.

Celebrating Student Service & Academic Excellence.


Contact Laura Rogers at 850-521-3113 or at lrogers@talchamber.com.