Students were honored from each of the district’s three high schools. A.O. Smith and the Chamber recognized top academic achievers from each school including freshmen, sophomores, juniors, salutatorian, valedictorian, and all students scoring 30 or above on the ACT.
Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce executive director, Brandi Ghergia said, "The Academic Excellence Awards Dinner is a time when we celebrate the educational achievements of our students throughout the Cheatham County School District. Strong academic performance in our public schools creates a better workforce that helps us to keep the businesses we have and attract higher paying jobs to our community.”
According to Ghergia, each salutatorian and valedictorian scoring a 30 or above on the ACT received a silver cord to wear during commencement and all students received a certificate and pin.
Guest speakers included State Representative Mary Littleton and County Mayor David McCullough.
The Academic Excellence Awards Dinner would not be possible without the generous support of A.O. Smith.
Students scoring 30 or higher on ACT:
Emma Aly (HHS); Brianna Bell (HHS); Amy Bosley (SHS); Trey Boyte (CCCHS); Leah Buck (HHS); Jacob Bumpus (CCCHS); Sierra Doggett (SHS); Craig Drenthe (SHS); Sarah Forgy (SHS); Tristan Higgins (SHS); Jared Higgs (HHS); Tristan Horn-Anspach (SHS); Adam Jacoway (SHS); Chelsea Kiely (HHS); Robert Newton (SHS); Cameron Reid (CCCHS); Jackie Richards (HHS); Katelyn Roberts (SHS); Julia Rowe (CCCHS); Grayson Scott (HHS); Thomas Shadix (SHS); Colton Tingler (SHS); Alexander Walker (SHS); Hank White (CCCHS); Nathan Wilson (HHS).