2015 Student Awards

In the Grenada School District alphabet, the letter “A” stands for April as well as Awards. The month of April shines brightly because it is one month before school officially ends for the year. Students and teachers alike are counting the days until graduation and summer vacation! Awards stand out because at GSD, recognizing achievement is a priority, and multiple awards ceremonies are scheduled from now until the end of the year.

Last night kicked off the first of many celebrations of GSD student achievement as Grenada High School honored its best and brightest students at the GHS Academic Awards Ceremony and Reception. Students with the highest average in each teacher’s academic class were recognized individually in the GHS auditorium. Parents, faculty, administration, friends, and honorees filled the room as each student was called to the front to receive his or her award. After the ceremony, attendees enjoyed finger foods while congratulating the academic standouts. Students honored included: Faith Alexander, Ashley Bacon, Brianna Barton, Hansen Bennett , Chris Boyles, Elizabeth Braswell, Hayden Breland, Hunter Brooks, Coley Brooks, Brianna Brooks, Takeira Brown, Maggie Choate, Sydnie Clements, Matthew Cobbins, Nicholas Conley, Easton Curry, Duncan Dees, Ashley Duke, Cameron Dunn, Mallory England, Robert Evans, Chelsey Flynn, John Fortier, Laura Gaskin, Emma Kate Gibson, John Gillon, Glenna Golliday, Morgan Green, Leandria Griffin, Cheyanne Harmon, Monique Harris, Anna Hayward, Katelin Hayward, Kyeira Hemphill, Timothy Herrington, Emily Holley, Bradford James, Consuela Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Kim Kangheng, Maeci McCollough, Mary Mixon, Shelby Moorman, Nathan Moss, Matthew Murphy, Hinal Patel, Leah Pettit, Sophia Pham, Kendall Preston, Hunter Provine, Samuel Pullen, Sloane Reid, Jalexus Richardson, Anderson Roberts, Danielle Robinson, Darien Robinson, John Rogers, Katelyn Ross, Carter Rutledge, Claire Sanford, Josh Savage, Mollie Searcy, Daniel Signore, Jerry Austin Simmons, Frederick Skinner, Keagan Smallwood, Dylan Smith, Lekendra Stewart, Walker Swindle, Dylan Teas, Blake Tilghman, Antoneshia Wade, Kaylan Ware, Tiara Watson, Alexis Weaver, Branden Webster, Irish Whitaker, Devarious Wilbourn, Markesha Wilks, Asia Williams, Rayeanne Williams, and Hayden Wooldridge. Congratulations to these high achievers!

On Wednesday, April 22, students who qualify to attend the Superintendent’s Breakfast will enjoy their meal at the Grenada Elementary School Cafeteria. On Thursday, April 23, students in grades 4-12 will be honored at the Superintendent’s Breakfast at Grenada High School. Students who meet the requirements to attend have maintained an “A” average for the first, second, and third nine weeks.

Grenada Middle School will honor students who excel in academics and/or athletics on Thursday, April 24, with their Academic and Athletic Awards ceremonies. The Athletic Breakfast will be held from 7:45a.m. – 8:40a.m. Sixth grade academic awards will take place at 8:45a.m., followed by the seventh grade awards at 9:45a.m. Eighth grade awards will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Next week, on April 28, the Grenada High School NJROTC/NNDCC (Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps/National Naval Defense Cadet Corps) will host its awards ceremony in the GHS gym beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Coming up, the Grenada Career and Technical Center will host its awards’ breakfast on May 5, the GHS Band will honor its talented students on May 8, and the GHS Athletic Banquet will take place on May 11.

Names of students receiving awards after publication of this article have been withheld pending student notification. Congratulations to all students receiving these important awards! The Grenada School District is proud of your hard work and dedication!            

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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor