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Posted On: Friday, February 28, 2020

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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower presented each Key Scholar with a patch commemorating their accomplishment as part of the ceremony on Wednesday at Cherokee HS.

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The Cherokee County School District recognized 318 extraordinary high school juniors as Superintendent’s Key Scholars! 

During the 15th Annual Superintendent’s Key Scholar Recognition Ceremony held on Wednesday at Cherokee High School, these outstanding students were recognized for their scores achieved on the Practice SAT (PSAT).  The program was sponsored by Cobb EMC and LGE Community Credit Union.

“You are here this evening because you rank in the top 10% of students in the Nation!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower told the Key Scholars.  “That is a major accomplishment, one for which you, your families and your teachers should be very proud!  As academic leaders, you have the potential to continue distinguishing yourselves as high school seniors, in your college pursuits and, eventually, in your chosen careers.”

The Key Scholar Program is a districtwide academic recognition plan that begins in elementary school.  Select students qualify for the nationally recognized Duke University TIP Talent Identification Program and receive recognition at their school’s year-end awards ceremonies.  

Eligible middle school students then have the opportunity to take the PSAT through the Duke program, getting a head start on college-entrance exam preparation that usually begins in high school.  Select students perform so well they earn State recognition and invitation to a special Duke University ceremony in Atlanta. 

High school freshmen scoring at the 80th percentile or above and sophomores scoring at the 85th percentile or above on the PSAT receive a Certificate of Achievement at their school’s year-end awards ceremonies.

Students recognized Wednesday as Key Scholars are juniors whose PSAT scores from their sophomore or junior year rank in the top 10% nationwide.  Each student was congratulated at the ceremony by Dr. Hightower and School Board members, received an embroidered “Key Scholar” letter-jacket patch, and enjoyed a reception with their families and Principal.  They will be recognized again at their school’s year-end awards ceremony.

The final step in the program is National Merit Scholars, who are selected during students’ senior year.  These academically outstanding students lead their classes as they march across the graduation stage wearing a National Merit Scholar gold medallion.  

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Key Scholars were congratulated onstage during the ceremony Wednesday at Cherokee HS by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members.

Key Scholars were congratulated onstage during the ceremony Wednesday at Cherokee HS by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, along with School Board members Kyla Cromer, Kelly Poole, Clark Menard and Patsy Jordan, recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the Key Scholar ceremony at Cherokee HS on Wednesday.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, along with School Board members Kyla Cromer, Kelly Poole, Clark Menard and Patsy Jordan, recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the Key Scholar ceremony at Cherokee HS on Wednesday.
 

2020 Superintendent's Key Scholars

Cherokee High School Key Scholars and Principal Todd Miller.

Cherokee High School Key Scholars and Principal Todd Miller.

Cherokee High School
Grant Bon
Jimmy Bouban
Mary Stewart Brannam
Baker Brown
Ashlyn Carroll
Lance Creel-Charles
Kaelyn Crelly
Thomas Cuomo
Dominick Delillo
Alexia Deyton
Genesis Erbe
Ashlyn Golden
Charlotte Herrig
Madelynn Howe
Dylan Iovino
Camille Janawitz
Michael Jarvis
Skylar Leppert
Sydney Little
Sydney Lopusnak
Jacob McEuen
Audrey Mullen
Rick Myers
Kassidy Nalls
Kyla Nocilla
Kayla Pimpleton
Lauren Prisock
Alexandra-Anne Rodkey
Austin Rosenberg
Harrison Russ
Natalie Sarallo
Patrick Schoen
Timothy Schultz
Anna Selph
Hannah Sexton
David Snyder
Steven Stanton
Ryan Stewart
Sydney Tang
Joshua Vickers
Stephen Weatherby
Jakob Wiegand
Samuel Wyatt

Creekview High School Key Scholars

Creekview High School Key Scholars.

Creekview High School
Carson Allen
Lauren Bobo
Codey Borrelli
Keely Bounds
Daniel Collis
Timothy Copeland
Susannah Currie
Mackenzie Czerner
Nathan Davis
Mara Jane Dempsey
Zachary Fader
Abigail Gallagher
Makena Gates
Sara Grady
Jacob Guerreso
Cole Hasty
Thomas Henderson
Kylee Hobbs
Makenzie Jane
Jeffrey Johnson
Jackson Kavanagh
Erin Kincade
Alexa Kreh
Justin Lehman
Jacob Lightsey
Gabriel MaGill
Owen Massey
Morgan Mayberry
Parker Merritt
Carter Michie
Laley Miller
Matthew Moore
Victor Murphy
Filomena Naporano
Harrison Noles
Emma Parker
Audrey Pfitzner
Umar Rashid
Grayson Richards
Joseph Satterfield
Ivan Shi
Tyler Simile
Jason Tha Siam Lian
Griffin Thomas
Koryn Todd
Michael Trierweiler
Ethan Vitak
Ryan Warnick
Madison Wechter
Alec Weeks
Kacie Williams
Zachary Wingo

Etowah High School Key Scholars and Principal Robert Horn.

Etowah High School Key Scholars and Principal Robert Horn.

Etowah High School
Nicolas Alvarado
Nicholas Angelakos
Taylor Bartos
Kiera Bass
Analise Black
Margaret Bradley
Isabella Bryant
Hannah Butler
Emma Carmichael
Austin Cash
Dylan Cole
Jedidiah Davis
Christian Deneka
Austin Doss
Emilie Dudgeon
Thor Duska
Abigail Farquhar
Connor Fisher
Jacklyn Garcia
Kendall Geary
Jonathan Goode
Trevor Hastings
Mason Ho
Thomas Holbird
Anna Hooker
Ryan Hostetter
Grace Johnson
Ryan Kelly
Avanlee Kennedy
Jacob Kennedy
Miriam Kennel
Katarina Kochansky
Elaine Kuhnel
Olivia Laflamme
Audrey Leamon
Annabelle Lichtenstein
Shirley Lin
Nicholas Martin
Brennan McOwen
Logan Miller
Ethan Miller
Steven Naliwajka
Natalie Nejad
Kinsey Norton
Matthew Periut
Rachel Pickert
Greta Pirkl
Ryan Raugh
Patrick Ridgeway
Nathan Robbins
Christopher Rojas
Jack Sapere
Cole Scott
Ascher Shostak
Amber Smith
Payton Smith
Faith Spratt
Delaney Stanton
Jacob Stein
Blaine Steiner
Sophia Stewart
Nina Velasco
Max von Seeger
Sadie Warhurst
John Weathers
Jared Weitkamp
Erin Whalen
Benjamin Willett
Max Woolford
Allyson Zazzara

River Ridge High School Key Scholars and Principal Dr. Kerry Martin.

River Ridge High School Key Scholars and Principal Dr. Kerry Martin.

River Ridge High School
Ismaaeel Abdur Rahmaan
Mohammad Affane
Reilly Amason
Nicholas Audinet
Athar Awan
Annelise Axelsson
William Bellini
John Biddiscombe
Brizen Britt
Daniel Burson
Allison Butler
Caroline Cavallaro
Joshua Clements
Haley Cummins
Andrew Drotleff
Virginia Edmondson
Alyssa Fallon
Ian Fonzo
Kaitlyn Glover
Makenzie Gould
Jack Hohla
Patrick Hopkins
Nicole Imbeault
Gabriela Johnson
Elizabeth Kalemera
Caroline Kantoris
Brian Kervin
Aarya Kothari
Karina Lax
Lauren McCreary
Ciara Miles
Dylan Mitek
Kennedy Montfort
Matthew Moore
Audrey Norton
Hillary Okpeseyi
Maya Osborne
Simran Patel
Alexandra Pierce
Shawn Pradeep
Victoria Register
Clayton Schmidt
Jessica Schumaker
Gavin Shull
Chidobem Udejiofor

Sequoyah High School Key Scholars and Principal Robert Van Alstyne.

Sequoyah High School Key Scholars and Principal Robert Van Alstyne.

Sequoyah High School
Maxwell Ackerman
Michael Agler
Lauren Anderson
Mackenzie Begley
Bethany Bonner
Katelin Brown
Aaron Buck
Ryan Burns
Logan Carras
Luke Cochran
Julia Colonna
Victoria Copeland
Grant Davis
Ethan Dayton
Austin Durr
Seth Fussell
Bradley Gordon
Adam Hall
James Howard
Allyssa Jackson
Jeremy Jeong
Ibrima Jobe
Camille Leake
Elizabeth Letizia
Braxton Locke
Marley Long
Dalton Luedke
Nicolas McDaniel
Randall Miller III
Chase Morris
Timothy Murphy
Triston Oswald
Sean Parks
Ansley Parris
Sydney Pate
Jonathan Pucylowski
David Ramos
Ambar Reyna-Montanez
Grace Reynolds
John Richardson
Anthony Rizzo
Daryn Roberts
Macy Robinson
Hayden Ross
Zachary Stacy
Luke Trampnau
Alexander Trujillo
Andrew Tweet
Ayden Watson
Catherine Webb
Emily Whitaker

Woodstock High School Key Scholars and Principal Mark Smith.

Woodstock High School Key Scholars and Principal Mark Smith.

Woodstock High School
Jayce Abel
Anthony Archibald
Gary Arntzen
Josefina Azuriz
Ryan Baldridge
Julia Bass
Tyler Bassett
Emily Beatty
Madelyn Blanchard
James Cambron
Megan Casseri
Gabrielle Chanthavong
Matthew Coburn
Sara Croslyn
Sutton Dixon
Ayden Eutermoser
Daniel Gonzalez Prieto
Nicholas Goodwin
Connor Gray
Jacob Hembree
Jenifer Hernandez
Siena Jacobs
Noah Johnson
Alexis Jones
Jolie Jones
Brady Jones
Avery Karp
Connor Kennedy
Brooklyn Kennedy
Parker Kuczmanski
Elizabeth Lawrence
Carly Major
Owen Mason
Elizabeth Mitchell
Veronica Olvin
Lillie Osborne
Hailey Porto
Trent Preston
Zachary Price
Shelby Rhoades
Grant Ruyle
Sadah Schell
Stephanie Serrano
Glenda Setlock
Arnav Sharma
Sarah Shepherd
Joey Shi
Brodie Solomon
Maya Thomas
Nicholas Torres
Madeleine Trousse
Trenton Van Slooten
Rylan Waters
Robert Weimer
Alexandria White
Jetta Whitehurst
Terry Winters
Brooklynn Yates
 





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