2017-03-04 / The Rock

PHS names outstanding seniors

By Kye’l Torain and Trey’Shon Woods

Earlier this school year, yearbook teacher, Rachel Lewis requested recommendations from PHS staff for outstanding seniors, with the results to be highlighted in the 2016- 2017 yearbook.

Once the nominations were in, staff voted for their top 10.

The following young men and women were nominated: Shelby Adcock, Alma Allen, India Anderson, Kierra Bradsher, JaLonta Brogdon, Kobe Brunson, Shynecia Cameron, Jaime Ceballos, Noah Chambers, Xachory Chapman, Drew Clayton, Christopher Layne Cole, Hunter Cox, Chaylen Daniel, Andrew Garrett, Michael Gray, Evan Griffith, Courtney Jackson, Camryn Leirer, Kora Lipscomb, Austin Maloney, Meghan McCowan, Mahogany Mc- Ghee, TreShan McRae, Alaaden Moazeb, Hannah Moss, Emilee Nelson, Everett Palmer, Antonio Perez, Jynna Perry, Davis Peterson, Kaylin Pixley, Kara Presslar, Tanner Rogers, Daisy Romero, Jaleah Royster, Shawndale Sanford, Madison Scott, Dontavian Smith, Sable Smith, Keenan Solomon, Kayla Tillman, Christian Wagner, Will Walker, Alexis Williams, Clarencia Woods, and Tyrique Wright.

The following 10 were named Outstanding Seniors for the 2016-2017 school year: Noah Chambers, Drew Clayton, Andrew Garrett, Courtney Jackson, Meghan McCowan, Shawndale Sanford, Madison Scott, Dontavian Smith, Will Walker and Alexis Williams.

The outstanding seniors were asked what makes them stand out among their peers.

Chambers said, “My balance in academics as well as social life.”

McGowan believes, “Teachers nominate students who stand out as leaders not only in the classroom but in the community as well.”

Garrett believes an outstanding senior is “a mentor to classmates and represents Person High School academically and honorably in and out of the classroom.”

Walker believes he earned this recognition because he “took challenging classes, as well as participated in clubs and sports. I haven’t had any discipline issues and have respected all of the teachers that I have had.”

Williams said she was likely recognized, “due to my team spirit on and off the court. I am a leader for my class and participate in different events.”

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