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Americus Sumter Honor Graduates receive iPads

 Honor Graduates iPads
Honor Graduates iPads

Kimothy Hadley, principal of Americus-Sumter High School, once again surprised the Honor Graduates with a gift of an iPad during the 2019 Baccalaureate service held in the school’s gymnasium. In his presentation, Hadley encouraged the students, “to never stop learning; and that technology is a tool to be used to help you continue your pursuit of knowledge throughout life.” He encouraged the students to use their iPad in a positive way to help.

Hadley became the principal at the Americus Sumter High School in July 2013, and immediately began looking for ways to encourage all students to be successful in school as well as in life. Each year Citizens Bank of Americus presents a very generous gift to ASHS.

Hadley began looking for ways to use the money to encourage students to push just a little harder in high school, so he requested that the Citizens Bank Incentive be used to purchase the Honor Graduates an electronic device. In 2014 the tradition began when the honor graduates received an iPad mini. You could hear the excitement as the students were told of the gift. Beginning in 2016, the names of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian was engraved on their iPad; now each iPad is engraved with the student’s name and ASHS Honor Grad and class year.

Hadley feels that this program has encouraged the students to work harder to achieve Honor Graduate status. Congratulations to the Class of 2019.

ASHS honor graduates, including the class valedictorian and salutatorian are determined by the students’ cumulative numeric grade average (CNGA) at the conclusion of the third nine-week period in a student’s senior year. The CNGA represents the average of all grades earned in high school, grades 9-12. Honor graduates are students whose CNGA is 90 or higher. The ASHS class of 2019 valedictorian is Janell Mills. The ASHS class of 2019 salutatorian is Asia Cladd. The school’s honor graduates are as follows. Alexis Baker; Kameron Carter; Jaylan Davis; Andrienne Douglas; Sha'mya Evans-Hicks; Ny'keria Gibson; Nancia Hall; Jada Harpe; Jasmine Harris; Zebulon Hawkins; Priscilla Hicks; Jasmine Holmes; Devin Hudson; D'Nerria Jackson; Tydrik Lasiter; Nallely Lepiz-Madrigal; Jordan Long; Eric Monts; Ka'Liyah Morgan; Vianna Salazar; Alaysha Smith; Destiny Solomon; Ka'alayah Stewart; David Sumlin; Haila Taylor; Janita Terry; Jordan Walters; Tyra Wiggins; Miya Williamson; Kristin Wooden.