Jack poses for a photo at the awards ceremony with State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods.
A Cherokee High School senior is one of only 17 students statewide to win a top honor from the Georgia Department of Education.
Jack Edmondson has earned the Award of Excellence, which recognizes Georgia high school seniors with special needs who achieve academic and/or extracurricular accomplishments. He was honored by State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods at a recent ceremony at the State Capitol and joined by his Cherokee HS geometry teacher Lorri-Ann Brogdon, who nominated him for the award.
A four-year member of the Cherokee High School Air Force JROTC program, Jack earned his Ground School Wings for successfully completing ground school to become a pilot. He is currently in the process of earning his private pilot’s license.
Ranked in the top fifth of his class, Jack has earned a Scholastic Letter, Air Force JROTC Letter, and a letter for Marching Band, of which he is a four-year member. A member of the Cherokee High School Wind Symphony, Jack plays several brass instruments.
Jack will attend Florida State College at Jacksonville to complete its professional pilot’s program and plans to pursue a career as a commercial pilot after earning his certification.
Teacher Lorri-Ann Brogdon, who nominated Jack, right, for the award, and Assistant Principal Neil Howell joined him at the awards ceremony.