2011 - Nicolette Bartello, Erik Walter Schroeder

posted Jul 14, 2012, 8:30 AM by Largo Gold   [ updated Nov 8, 2015, 4:11 PM by LBOG AA ]
Nicolette Bartello is the daughter of Steven and Candace Bartello (1980).  She recently graduated from Largo High School where she was the Band of Gold Drum Major.  Nicolette also participated in Winterguard, Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, All County Band, and was Vice President of the National Honor Society, Secretary of the National English Honor Society, and a member of the Rho Kappa History Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society.  She volunteered at Largo Middle School as both a Tech for their Winterguard and as an academic tutor.  Nicolette has also been a Camp Counselor at Ric Martin's Martial Arts.  She hopes to pursue a career in medicine and music by first becoming an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and then earning a Doctorate in Music Therapy.

2015 Update:  Nicolette will be graduating from the University of Central Florida in December with a degree in Hospitality Management.  During her time at UCF she has been a member of the Marching Knights as well as the Pegasus Winter Guard.  In 2013, Pegasus received first place at the WGI World Championships in the Open Class, and in 2014 they placed 8th in the World Class.  Nicolette has applied for Management Internships within the Hospitality Industry so that upon graduation she can begin her career endeavors.

Erik Walter Schroeder is the son of Karl and Deborah (Whitmill) Schroeder (1978).  He recently graduated from East Lake High School Academy of Engineering in Tarpon Springs where he was the Vice President of the Robotics Team, and a member of the German Club, Swim Team, Dive Team, and the Screaming Eagle T-Shirt Cannon Team.  Erik has participated in the collection and delivery of school supplies for a New Orleans high school affected by Hurricane Katrina, collected school supplies for students in Trujilo, Honduras, collected toys and clothing for residents of Kwazula-Natal, South Africa, and has worked with Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, and March of Dimes Walk America. He plans to attend the University of Central Florida and major in Aeronautical Engineering and minor in Mechanical Engineering.