2018-05-10 / Front Page

LeRoy, Cliatt achieve highest academic honors


LeRoy was named valedictorian and Savannah Cliatt was named salutatorian for the 2018 Lincoln County High School graduating class. LeRoy was named valedictorian and Savannah Cliatt was named salutatorian for the 2018 Lincoln County High School graduating class. The 40th annual Lincoln County High School “Academic Honors Night” celebrated an evening of well-earned student achievement, while announcing this year’s 2018 graduating class representatives, as William LeRoy was named vale­dictorian and Savannah Cliatt re­ceived the honor of salutatorian.

LeRoy is the son of Jason and Cindy LeRoy of Lincolnton. Cli­att is the daughter of Corey and Bridgette Cliatt of Lincolnton.

Honor graduates named at the ceremony for this year’s graduat­ing class include Chandler Collier, Hunter Creswell, Lucy Dawkins, Savannah Gray, Garren Griffin, Jessica Hahn, Anna Highsmith, Colby Jenkins, Mackenzie Jor­dan, Elizabeth Montero, Lindsey Montero, Macey O’Neal, T. J. Paradise, Savil Patel, Adam Poss, Rhys Pritchard, Emily Partridge, Jesse Partridge, Noah Rueda , Kyndra Sullivan, Gina Sutton, Justin Sward, Roikayla Tennant, Taylor Thurmond, Brantley Vick­William ery, and Katie Vickery.


LCHS Honor Graduates are (front row, l-r) Roikayla Tennant, Emily Partridge, Elizabeth Montero, Lindsey Montero, Jesse Partridge, Taylor Thurmond, (middle row) Katie Vickery, Gina Sutton, Macey O’Neal, Lucy Dawkins, Jessica Hahn, Mackenzie Jordan, (back) T. J. Paradise, Adam Poss, Colby Jenkins, Hunter Creswell, Chandler Collier, and Rhys Pritchard. LCHS Honor Graduates are (front row, l-r) Roikayla Tennant, Emily Partridge, Elizabeth Montero, Lindsey Montero, Jesse Partridge, Taylor Thurmond, (middle row) Katie Vickery, Gina Sutton, Macey O’Neal, Lucy Dawkins, Jessica Hahn, Mackenzie Jordan, (back) T. J. Paradise, Adam Poss, Colby Jenkins, Hunter Creswell, Chandler Collier, and Rhys Pritchard. Those seniors who have com­pleted the requirements to graduate with highest honors are Savan­nah Cliatt, Garren Griffin, Anna Highsmith, William LeRoy, Savil Patel, Noah Rueda, Justin Sward, and Brandtley Vickery.

Furthermore, several members of the graduating class received the SAT/ACT High Achiever award, the product of a community effort to recognize those members of the senior class whose combined scores on the verbal and math sections of the SAT are equal to, or greater than, 1170, or whose comparison composite score for the ACT is 24 or higher.

High achievers for the class of 2018 are Savannah Cliatt, Chandler Collier, Hunter Cre­swell, Jared Cunningham, Lucy Dawkins, Garren Griffin, Jessica Hahn, Anna Highsmith, Kimberly Justice, Jacob Kanipe, William LeRoy, Lindsey Montero, Tripp Norman, Emily Partridge, Jesse Partridge, Savil Patel, Adam Poss, Rhys Pritchard, Noah Rueda, Kyndra Sullivan, Justin Sward, Taylor Thurmond, and Brandtley Vickery.

This long-standing tradition of the High Achiever award was started many years ago by George Leverett and Farmers State Bank, and has continued through the many donations by individuals and businesses in the community. Thanks for this year’s donations were extended to Jim and Ellen Butler, Connie and Larry Camp­bell, Randall and Trudy Edmunds, Jason and Cindy LeRoy, Lamar and Barbara LeRoy, Welcome Mason, John and Helene Rhodes, Gail Remsen, Cox Brothers Build­ers, First Assembly of God, and Sparkle Car Wash.

Seniors were also given awards for highest achievement in cer­tain subjects, including Brandt­ley Vickery for English; Savan­nah Cliatt for math, science, and Spanish; William LeRoy for math, social studies, and Musical Theatre; Justin Sward for Span­ish, Work Based Learning, and Health Science; Savannah Gray for band; Mackenzie Jordan for choir; Hunter Creswell for Musical Theatre; Garren Griffin for Musi­cal Theatre; Kyndra Sullivan for Musical Theatre; Macey O’Neal for Visual Arts; Chandler Collier for agriculture; Kara Newman for Audio/Video Film Technology; Savil Patel for Engineering and Technology; Lucy Dawkins for Food, Nutrition, and Wellness; Kimberly Justice for Construction; and T. J. Paradise for Sheet Metals and Welding.

Furthermore, Academic Honors Night celebrated underclassmen students who committed them­selves to hard work, scholastic excellence, and educational in­tegrity throughout the academic year. Several students – of every grade level – were honored for such achievements.

These students, along with their senior counterparts, were present­ed honor cords and tassels donated by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

Junior honor students were recognized for their academic achievements, as they earned a cumulative grade point average of 90 or higher and have taken or are currently taking a minimum of two AP or dual enrollment courses, and have completed at least two of the additional requirements listed in the board policy. These students will serve as honor ushers at gradu­ation. They are Joseph Bailey (sec­ond highest average), Catherine Drew Beggs, Evan Burt, William Harper, Alexis Hohlwein, Tres Kelly, Metz LeRoy, Ross LeRoy (highest academic average), Bai­ley Maxwell, Myke’arra Roberts, Mark Shearer, Braelin Smallwood, Charles Turner, Avery Wheeler, and Jackson Wood.

Sophomore honor students who earned a weighted grade point average of 93-95 are John Thomas Bundrick, Noah Clark, Emilio Guzman, Synclaire Thornton, Rickey Raley, and Colton Wheat­ley.

Sophomore highest honors stu­dents with a weighted grade point average of 96-100 are Jennie Beggs, Katelyn Bennett, Ethan Clegg, Wesley Cooke (second highest academic average), Jewel Flanigan, Isabelle Linkous, Nicho­las Maxwell (highest academic average), and Tyler Williamson.

Freshmen honor students who earned a weighted grade point average of 93-95 are Gianna Anderson, Rhianna Aycock, Rob­bie Bradley, Trontaisha Hawes, Thomas Ivey, Jenna Kinzle, Ethan Leclerc, Lydia Newman, Lydia Partridge, Sasha Sullivan, Ben­jamin Wade, I’lliyah White, and Octavious Zellars.

Freshman highest honors stu­dents who earned a weighted grade point average of 96-100 are Chloe Cliatt, Anna Cox, Jordyn Deason (second highest academic average), Rachel Jordan, Julianne Mattison (highest academic aver­age), Sydney Radford, and Madi­son Welch.

The University of Georgia, in conjunction with the State Depart­ment of Education, also recognized Georgia Certificate of Merit Schol­ars across the state for outstanding scholastic achievement throughout the first three years of high school. Recipients of the award must be in the top five percent of their junior classes and must be enrolled in col­lege preparatory curriculum.

LCHS junior Merit Scholars are Joseph Bailey, Evan Burt, Ross LeRoy, Bailey Maxwell, Braelin Smallwood, and Charles Turner.

Ross LeRoy received the Lander University Junior Fellow award which recognizes outstanding high school juniors who rank in the top 20 percent of their junior class, score a minimum of 25 on the ACT or 1200 on the SAT or PSAT, have at least a 3.5 grade point average, and exemplify leadership in both academics and co-curricular ac­tivities.

STAR student and teacher of 2018 are William LeRoy and Kathy Thomas.

The following seniors named in the scholarship list must:

(1) Exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in commu­nity activities, and in the home.

(2) Score 1390 or higher on the SAT or earn a composite score of 33 on the ACT.

(3) Carry exemplary course loads during the four years of high school and perform with excel­lence in all courses.

(4) Participate in at least three in­terscholastic events at their schools and in their communities.

(5) Assume active leadership roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.

The American Legion Post 194 Scholarship was awarded to Sa­vannah Cliatt, Austin Jones, and Shayla Beard; Lincoln-Wilkes Re­tired Educators, Brandtley Vickery and Kyndra Sullivan; Welcome E. Mason Pioneer Scholarship, Shayla Beard, Emily Partridge, Jesse Partridge, and Roikayla Tennant; Twilight Improvement Association Scholarship, Roikayla Tennant; Saint Marks UMC Vocal Scholarship, Kyndra Sullivan; and the Watson Brown Scholarship, William LeRoy.

Additionally, as a part of Marine Corps recognition, Jayden Rob­inson and Avery Wheeler were given awards for “Distinguished Athlete;” William LeRoy received the Scholastic Excellence award; and Dazmond Ferguson received the Semper Fidelis Musical Excel­lence award.

This year, 20 seniors, considered both “bright and talented,” were named as scholar athletes and awarded scholar athlete patches. Scholar athletes must have par­ticipated in one or more sports for at least three years of high school, while maintaining a cumulative A average.

Those students are Savannah Cliatt, Hunter Creswell, Savan­nah Gray, Garren Griffin, Jessica Hahn, Anna Highsmith, Colby Jenkins, McKenzie Jordan, Wil­liam LeRoy, Elizabeth Montero, Lindsey Montero, Emily Partridge, Jesse Partridge, Savil Patel, Adam Poss, Noah Rueda, Kyndra Sulli­van, Taylor Thurmond, Brandtley Vickery, and Katie Vickery.

This year’s CNA Pinning Cer­emony honored students are Van­essa Cardella, Marlie Chalker, Sa­vannah Gray, Mackenzie Jordan, Ja’mal Norman, Brook Romines, Mikayla Sullivan, Justin Sward, Roikayla Tennant, and Charles Turner.

This month will also feature several other student honorary ceremonies, such as the Band Awards Picnic, scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 4 p.m. in the LCHS cafeteria; Ath­letic Awards Night, scheduled for Thursday, May 17, beginning at 6 p.m. in the LCHS auditorium; and the “Senior Breakfast and Slide Show,” scheduled for Sunday, May 20, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the LCHS cafeteria.

Graduation for the LCHS senior class of 2018 is slated for Friday, May 25, beginning at 8 p.m. on Buddy Bufford Field at the Larry Campbell Stadium.

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