Suzan Elzawahry is a Big Deal in Bay District Schools


Each week, News 13 partners with Sonny’s Barbecue and Bay District Schools to present the It’s a Big Deal Student’s Care award. 

Students are nominated by their teachers each week and the new winner is announced every Monday on News 13 Live at Five.

This week we honor Suzan Elzawahry, a senior at Rutherford High School.

After working up an appetite at away volleyball games, Rutherford High School’s Varsity and Junior Varsity teams stopped at Wendy’s for a bite to eat, but Suzan noticed a man walk in and let him skip ahead of the teams in line.

“I was like there are 20 of us. It just like an unfortunate event to just walk in and have to wait for 20 people to order before I can order,” Suzan said.

What Suzan didn’t know at first was that the man was homeless. The bus driver transporting the teams was so moved by Suzan’s actions that he paid for the man’s meal.

She is not the only Big Deal in Bay County this week. Here are the students who won at the school level:

A. Crawford Mosley High – Bethany Zumwalt
Bay High – Catherine Fuentes
J. R. Arnold High – Catherine Burke

Everitt Middle – Johnnie Ellington
Jinks Middle – Klayton Keen

Deer Point Elementary – Grace Garner
Lucille Moore Elementary – Ramon Rodriguez
Lynn Haven Elementary – Allison Sanderson
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary – Timothy Vermette
Northside Elementary – Aaliyah Waddell
Oakland Terrace School for the Arts – Alvaro Rebolledo
Oscar Patterson Elementary – Issabella Ayers
Southport Elementary – Seth Fryer
Waller Elementary – Tucker Barnes
West Bay Elementary – Hannah Smith

Breakfast Point Academy – Ty Greenlee

Margaret K. Lewis School in Millville – Alejandra Veras-Bernier
New Horizons Learning Center – Andreas Bautista
St. Andrew School – Darius Johnson

Tom P. Haney Technical Center – Elizabeth Munson

Bay Haven Charter School – Claire Littleton
Rising Leaders Charter Academy – Sara Asfour

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