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Holly Springs Optimist Club Presents Annual High School Awards

Posted On: Thursday, November 17, 2022

group photo of winners

The Holly Springs Optimist Club recently honored eight CCSD students, along with an outstanding teacher and a paraprofessional at its annual High School Awards breakfast, which recognizes outstanding special needs students and their supportive teachers and staff.  The 2022 honorees are:

Cherokee HS:  Brody Wright for Positive Attitude, presented by Alexis Halkyard

Creekview HS: Spencer Herrin for Kindness Crusader, presented by Sherry Wallace

Etowah HS: Lorelei Lyu for Positive Attitude, presented by Amy Blanton

L.R. Tippens Center:  Taven Fox for Most Improved, presented by Jordan Hofmeister

River Ridge HS:  Christopher Yancy for Positive Attitude, presented by Derek Woodburn

Sequoyah HS:  Nicholas DeLuca for Outstanding Achievement, presented by Megan Harmon

Transition Academy: Michael McLoughlin for Outstanding Achievement, presented by Angela Ezell

Woodstock HS:  Lucas Pachorek for Positive Attitude, presented by Dana Dreaper

The teacher award for Outstanding Achievement in Education went to Dana Leverette from Cherokee HS, presented by Assistant Principal Dr. Judy Wright; and the Paraprofessional of the Year award went to Kathy Murphy from Creekview HS, presented by Assistant Principal Nancy Henson.

Students received trophies and gift bags, had photos made with their family members.  The staff awards included plaques and gift bags. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Hightower and School Board Member Kelly Poole attended the event, along with senior staff from the Curriculum & Instruction division and its Special Education department. Members of the Optimist Club closed out the program reciting the Optimist Creed. 

More photos from the event are online here. 

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