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School Board Recognizes Students With High Honors

This past Thursday night, April 20, the School Board here in Troup County honored many of the distinguished honor students who will be graduating this May which included the Valedictorians and Salutatorians GEORGIA SCHOLAR

PROGRAM: The Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. These students have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; performed excellently in all courses, successfully participated in interscholastic events at their school and in their communities and have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools. This year’s honor went to Grace Deanna Summers from Callaway High School.

GOVERNOR’S HONORS FINALISTS Rising juniors and seniors who exhibit outstanding qualities in various educational areas, are nominated by their teacher. The students are then interviewed at selected sites in the state. Finalists are chosen for a six-week summer residential instructional program funded by the Georgia General Assembly at no cost to the participant. This year’s finalists

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were James Dee Wood from Callaway High School in the Governor’s Honor Program- Engineering and Stevie Susannah Hardigree from LaGrange High School in the Governor’s Honors Program-Music.

STAR STUDENTS

Star Students have the highest SAT scores on single administration before November of senior year. This year’s Star Students from the three high schools were Grace Deanna Summers from CHS, Seungju Lee from LHS, and District Winner Joshua Charles Wreyford from THS.

DISTINGUISHED HONOR GRADUATES In order to attain the title of Distinguished Honor graduate, students must first attain an A in the following categories (using any combination of half or whole credits): Four units of mathematics, Four units of English, Four units of science, Three and one half units of social studies, two units of foreign language, three units in fine arts, health, physical education, or career, technical, and agricultural education. Additionally, Distinguished Honor Graduates must take a minimum of four Advanced Placement and/or PSO courses while enrolled in high school. This year’s students are as follows: CALLAWAY HIGH SCHOOL Megan Leigh Scott, Alana Brooke Striblin, Grace Deanna Summers,andKeegan Jarryd Woods.

LAGRANGE HIGH SCHOOL Robert Benjamin Anderson, Elizabeth Stewart Burch, Julia Macy Burns, Callye Ann Chastain, Geunyoung Choi, Miranda Joy Cox, Brittain Skylar Crowe, Spencer Reed Davenport, Lillian Grace, DeGennaro, Jonathan Thomas Fagundes, Jairo Benjamin Flores, Ellen Brooke Hansen, William Oliver Hunnicutt, Taylor Madison Jones, Blade Holliday Kendall, Karan Nanekh Lakhwani ,Erin Kim Lee, Jihwan Lee Seunghwan Lee, Seungju Lee, Caitlin Victoria Morman, Andrew Paul Ochsenknecht, Bailey Christopher Painter, Alexandra Lynne Paschal, Hannah Ruth Penn, William Donald Rainey, Charles Rosencrants, Emma Kate Shelton, Mclain Grace Skinner, Reed Mccormack Slay, Nathan Grant Smith, Jacob Tod Vinson, Ashley Carter Wilder, Charles Jerry Willis, Macy MichelleWillis, and Te’a Nikole Winston.

TROUP HIGH SCHOOL

Jennifer Sue Aplin, Edwina (Eddy)Katrece Basilio, Jordan Leigh Butler, Asiah Lasherry Cheek, Elizabeth Anne Duram, Joshua Joseph Fertig, Mary Claire Finlay, Haley Nicole Jarman, Rebekah Bailey Lawson, Michael Austin Love, Kelsey Lynn Luke, Akhya Catrell Mitchell, Cortney Starr Rogers, Emily Anne Schoonover, Sierra Kristin Smith, Sara MadisonTaylor, Kiara DeanThompson, Benjamin Matthew West, and Joshua Charles Wreyford

SALUTATORIANS

The Salutatorian must be a Distinguished Honor Graduate. The student with the second highest class rank of all Distinguished Honor Graduates will be the Salutatorian. In the event of a tie for either Valedictorian or Salutatorian, the student with the highest combined SAT using all three sections in one sitting will be the honoree. The following are the Salutatorians from the three different high schools: From Callaway High School, Henry Clayton Hetzel, from LaGrange High School, Lillian Grace De-Gennaro, and from Troup High School, Kelsey Lynn Luke.

VALEDICTORIANS

The Valedictorian must be a Distinguished Honor Graduate. In the event where a school has no Distinguished Honor Graduates, the Valedictorian will be the student with the highest rank in the class. Should there be more than one Distinguished Honor Graduate, the student with the highest class rank of all Distinguished Honor Graduates will be the Valedictorian. In the event of a tie for either Valedictorian or Salutatorian, the student with the highest combined SAT using all three sections in one sitting will be the honoree. The following are the Valedictorians from the three different high schools: From Callaway High School, Grace Deanna Summers, from LaGrange High School Karan Nanekh Lakhwani, and from Troup High School Kiara Dean Thompson.