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Creekview Seniors Recognized

Last Updated: 5/16/2022 3:16 PM

Congratulations to Ty Hubert, who was named a U. S. Presidential Scholar, and Justin Bolsen, who earned the National Merit Scholarship!  Read more about their accomplishments below!


CCSD Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar!

Posted On: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ty Hubert

5/12/2022 UPDATE: Congratulations to Creekview High School graduating senior Ty Hubert, who today was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar!

Only 161 graduating seniors nationwide earn this prestigious title, and Ty is one of only three in Georgia! In addition to national recognition, Ty, who will be attending the U.S. Air Force Academy, will receive an invitation to an all-expenses paid trip to the White House as part of the honor.

“Ty is an incredibly impressive student and leader, and we’re so proud to see him recognized nationally for his dedication to excellence,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “This award is truly well-earned, as Ty has put in the work: in academics, athletics, school involvement and community service. Congratulations to Ty, his family, his teachers and coaches and everyone who has supported his success, as I know you are just as excited for him. We are fortunate as a nation that he has chosen a military service academy for his next chapter, and we wish him all the best.”

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4/28/2022 UPDATE: Congratulations to Creekview High School senior Ty Hubert, who has advanced in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program to be named a semifinalist!  Only 620 of the more than 3 million graduating seniors in the nation’s Class of 2022 have earned this recognition.  Ty is one of only 20 semifinalists from Georgia.  Later this spring, the 161 Scholars will be named from this group of outstanding graduating seniors; they will receive national recognition and an invitation to an all-expenses paid trip to the White House. 

2/8/2022: A Cherokee County School District Class of 2022 senior has been named a candidate for a top national honor.

As a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, Ty Hubert of Creekview High School is among only 5,000 students from the more than 3 million graduating seniors in the nation’s Class of 2022 selected to participate in the prestigious recognition program.  Only 156 students from Georgia were named candidates.

“Congratulations to Ty on earning this prestigious recognition for his dedication to excellence,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Ty is an all-around outstanding student athlete and leader, who serves his school and community as a volunteer.  We’re very proud of Ty and look forward to seeing him advance in this program, as we know he is very deserving of this honor.”

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to honor and recognize extraordinary graduating seniors.  Candidates for the invitation-only recognition program are initially selected based on outstanding performance on the ACT or SAT.  For the next round of competition, semi-finalists will be selected based on an application that considers overall academic excellence, personal character, leadership and service activities.  Additional recognitions are awarded for students who excel in the arts or in career and technical education.  Finalists will be selected based on further review of their success in these areas, with 161 Scholars to be named in the spring.  Scholars receive national recognition and an invitation to an all-expenses paid trip to the White House.  

A scholar athlete leader, Ty serves as his school’s Student Delegate to the Cherokee County School Board, and as Student Government Association class president, captain of the varsity football team and varsity lacrosse team, and president of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society.  He also is a member of the school’s wrestling team, National Honor Society and Beta Club, earned the AP Scholar Award and was twice nominated for Governor’s Honors.  A Mu Alpha Theta school math tutor and Fellowship of Christian Athletes group leader, Ty also serves in the community including as a volunteer for House of Hope and Goshen Valley Boy's Ranch.

Ty will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Dr. Hightower at the February School Board meeting.


CCSD High School Senior Earns National Merit Scholarship

Posted On: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

 Justin Bolsen

A Cherokee County School District graduating senior has earned a prestigious 2022 National Merit Scholarship!

Justin Bolsen of Creekview HS is among the top 2,500 seniors in the U.S. to earn the $2,500 scholarship awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  

“We’re very proud of Justin and all the accolades he has earned, culminating in this top national honor,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “Winning a National Merit scholarship recognizes a lifetime of dedication to learning, and to serving and leading in your school and community.  It also represents the investment of a student’s family, teachers and the community in academic excellence, and we’re thankful for everyone who supports our students.  Congratulations to Justin and best wishes!”

Justin, who plans to study education at Brown University, and his fellow Merit Scholar designees were selected from more than 15,000 outstanding finalists who made it through the initial rigorous selection process for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

Merit Scholars are selected based on their accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  The selection committee is made up of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who reviewed records submitted by finalists and their high schools including difficulty of courses and grades earned, college-entrance exam scores, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay written by the Finalist and a recommendation written by a high school official.

Creekview’s Senior Spanish Student of the Year, Justin serves as president of Spanish Club and has earned the Georgia Seal of Biliteracy.  He serves as secretary of Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society and is a member of National Honor Society and a Georgia Scholar and Superintendent’s Key Scholar award recipient.  Justin is a four-year member of the swim team, a varsity letterman and a two-time All-County swimmer.  A top scorer for the Academic Bowl Team, Justin also participated in the Jeopardy Teen Tournament as a freshman.

Justin and CCSD’s other seven Finalists also remain in the running for college-sponsored National Merit scholarships, which are announced in June and July.
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