Rhea County Academic Champions inducts 78 students

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Rhea County Academic Chamions 2017 (photo contributed)

On Friday, February 17, 2017 Rhea County High School hosted their annual Academic Champions Induction Ceremony and banquet. This year, 78 new Juniors and Seniors were inducted into the prestigious group of students who have achieved and maintained a 95 grade average in their course work.

The inducted students sign and pledged to continue to strive toward academic excellence. Each student inducted was awarded a certificate of excellence and a gold honor cord to wear at graduation.

Fifty senior members were celebrated as returning and assisted in the program. Cole Calbaugh and Dakota Thurman gave the Senior student addresses encouraging their peers to continue to be strong individuals who pursue every avenue for their success.

Mr. Richard Daughtery gave the Faculty Address acknowledging families and care givers diligence along with the student’s personal drive were all a part of what brought them to this esteemed event. He also encouraged the students to not grow weary, but to continue the work that they have begun in their academic careers.

After the close of the ceremony, the students and family enjoyed a banquet of grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls and pie prepared by Mr. Pendergrass’s Culinary Arts classes.

The Rhea County Academic Champions Advisory Board includes the following teachers and guidance counselors: Kim Sutton, Rebekah James, Brandi Groce, Lorissa Cannon, and Amy Wood.

The RCAC advisory board would like to thank the following sponsors for allowing us to celebrate our students’ successes in this program:

Platinum Sponsors- B E Lenoir, DDS, Logan Family Medicine, South Rhea Animal Hospital, Dayton Internal Medicine, Vietnamese Bistro.

Gold Sponsors- FB Bank, Volstate, B&B Filters, River Valley Ag Credit, Rhea County Farm Bureau, Nail Club, Rhea Medical Center, First Bank of Tn.

Silver Sponsors- Community National Bank, McDonald’s, Dayton Flower Box.

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