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Superintendent's Academic Awards Celebrates Top Students and Teachers
Superintendent's Academic Awards Honor Student Gracie Wilson and Honor Teacher David Yancey of EMSConyers, Ga. - Rockdale County Public Schools celebrated Rockdale's top academic students and their honor teachers in the 2017 Superintendent's Academic Awards ceremony, held Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Rockdale County High School auditorium.

The top 10 students with the highest grade point averages in the sophomore, junior and senior class of each high school are selected as Honor Students.

Each Honor Student selects a teacher who has had a meaningful and positive impact on their education. Honor Teachers attend the ceremony but do not know which student has selected them until the student is called to the stage and presents their Honor Teacher with a rose. 

Among the Honor Students and Honor Teachers this year were a father-son combination, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology senior Andrew Bonar and his first teacher, his father David Bonar, a teacher at RMSST.

Photos from the ceremony can be found at this Facebook photo album link (click here).

This year's Honor Students and Honor Teachers are as follows (Honor Teachers are listed in parenthesis after the student's name):


HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL 

Sophomores: 
Jada Banks (Naomi Randall); 
Emily Bradley (Kelly Elder); 
Maya Laws (Vincent Sneed); 
Soraya Merriweather (Francoise Scott); 
Lynda Mosley (Francoise Scott); 
Sophie Mosley (Whitney Logsdon); 
Abby Wilcox (Jason Price); 
Delaney Willette (Coley Housworth); 
Claire Elizabeth Williams (Christine Archer). 

Juniors: 
Gracie Wilson (David Yancey); 
Seth Isaac Arevalo (Patrick Kicklighter); 
Nathaniel Buck (Dr. Katherine Carey); 
Ronan Fitzgerald (Dr. Dennis Russell); 
Lillian Jackson (Donna Duke); 
Tredarius Lassiter (Kendra Clayton); 
Jeremy Lee (Robert Shelton); 
Jennifer Nelson (Shannon Houk); 
Tyrell Snagg (Michael Ryan); 
Gabriel St. Jean (Robert Shelton); 
Amy Vaughan (Paola Fachisthers). 

Seniors: 
Adelina Allegretti (Julie Kimble); 
Julia Garner (Terrance Green); 
Emily Howe (Michael Ryan); 
Kylie Kersh (Michael Ryan); 
Cyrena Lott (Tianna Sykes); 
Justine McPherson (Samantha Swaney); 
Smith Meach (Margie Talevski); 
Madeline Moore (Jason Price); 
Michelle Tompkins (Francoise Scott); 
TJ Wilson (Julie Kimble). 


ROCKDALE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL  

Sophomores: 
Olivia Bryant (Lennox Amsterdam); 
Noah Crafts (Seth Field); 
Victoria Edmands (Stephen Bare); 
Cesar Morales-Xochipiltecatl (Cheryl Sikes); 
Patrick Peters (Jermaine Gleaton); 
Amber Phillips (Michael McGuckin); 
Kyrin Turne (Amanda Briggs); 
Cielo Vasquez-Sifuentes (Stacey Archer). 

Juniors: 
Ariel Alvarado (Captain Tommie Banks); 
Logan Birchmore (Michael McGuckin); 
Sonjah Dessalines (Cheryl Sikes); 
Willetta Eley (Lauren Arrington); 
Leah Laing (Scott Robinson); 
Linzie Menteer (Lydia Churillo); 
Sadica Murphy (Cheryl Sikes); 
Julian Robinson (Paola Fatchisthers); 
Janiece Stewart (Dr. Katherine Carey); 
Taylor Wilkinson (Karen Paige). 

Seniors: 
Audrey Banks (Donna Payne); 
Emily Barrus (Jeffrey Spotts); 
Jack Dugan (Lauren Arrington); 
Olivia Gibson (Granville Ricketts); 
Doran Johnson (Liz McGowan); 
Myra Larkin (Janel Timberlake); 
Martin Murphy (Christopher Poole); 
Jina Patel (Stacey Archer); 
Johanna Stokes (Maria Nishio); 
Kelly Zheng (Brenda Tookes).


ROCKDALE MAGNET SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

Sophomores:
Elina Babkina (Felicia Davis); 
Isabella Gaona (April Swain); 
Jacqueline Gomez Villa (Andrea Allen); 
Huong Ho (Shawana Green); 
Brandon Hong (Dr. Charles Garner); 
Taylor James (Dametria Williams); 
Colin Kennelly (Katie O'Loughlin); 
Brandon Mack (Nancy Moon); 
Anthony Mays (Adam Raymond); 
Chelsea Stone (Tyrone Huebsch). 

Juniors:
Sarah Beharry (Dr. Debra Russell); 
Cameron Bennett (Adam Raymond); 
Madeline Burkey (Scott Bolen); 
Najifa Hossain (Kenneth Tucker); 
Jestini Jordan (Kimberly Wisnewski); 
Asiah McWhorter (Dr. Charles Garner); 
Michelle Nguyen (Dr. JoDi Osborn); 
Laney Toni Norton (Tiffany Jones); 
Zarek Syed (Dr. Charles Garner); 
Matthew York (Whitney Logsdon).

Seniors:
Andrew Bonar (David Bonar); 
Sierra Driver (Dr. Debra Russell); 
Sydney Driver (Chadwick Luther); 
Candace Hill (Chadwick Luther); 
Jordan Holmes (Whitney Logsdon); 
Dominic Lal-Smith-Lindsey (Lauren Arrington); 
Chyna Mays (Diana Kennen); 
Vraj Patel (Dr. JoDi Osborn); 
Nkima Stephenson (Michael Zellous); 
Dahlia Walters (Dr. Charles Garner). 


SALEM HIGH SCHOOL 

Sophomores:
 
Alastajah Booker (Sheila Brown); 
Jasmin Foreman (Audrey Dallas); 
Tishanna Johnson (Cristy Starling); 
Amari Jones (Tapetress Ford); 
Alysia Lloyd (Audrey Dallas); 
Emily Mahabir (Owen Daniel); 
Jordan Newton (Gunnery Sgt. Thurman Tatum); 
Merari Patino (Amanda Restivo); 
Aaliyah Rogers (Dr. Miriam Thomas); 
Janiah Spooner (Tapetress Ford).

Juniors: 
Alexis Berry (Joy Alford); 
Amaya Burch (Master Sergeant Robert Crenshaw); 
Duane Hale (Dr. Tanisha Jones); 
Alexis Hardy (DeBraca Rodriguez); 
Octavia Herbert (Nicholas Walker); 
Robin Jackson II (Monique Brown); 
Christina Mandzyuk (Paul Hagan); 
Christian Peralta (Dalecia Benoit); 
Demetrious Sampson, Jr. (Karleta Sigman); 
Deshavon Wood (Delvin Wilson). 

Seniors:
Kevin Crews (Seth Field); 
Bly Doma (Allison McCumber); 
Rosendo Lopez-Molina (Seth Field); 
Vladislav Mandzyuk (Paul Hagan); 
Cian Neal (Karleta Sigman); 
Akash Patel (Monique Brownv
Kaiylin Randolph (Kevin Surrette); 
Tylin Siwemuke (Kimberly Donaldson); 
Michaela Stephens (Tim Owens); 
Manuel Tapia (Daniel Scott).





Pictured below: Honor Teacher David Yancey of Edwards Middle School, selected by Honor Student HHS sophomore Gracie Wilson.

Honor Teacher David Yancey of Edwards Middle and the Honor Student who selected him, HHS sophomore Gracie Wilson


Pictured below: Honor Students RMSST seniors Candace Hill, left, and Sydney Driver, right, with the Honor Teacher they both selected, Chad Luther.

Honor Students RMSST seniors Candace Hill, left, and Sydney Driver, right, with the Honor Teacher they both selected, Coach Chad Luther


Pictured below:  Honor Teacher Monique Brown of SHS and the Honor Student who selected her, SHS senior Akash Patel.

Honor Teacher Monique Brown of SHS with Honor Student SHS Akash Patel


Pictured below: Honor Student RCHS sophomore Cielo Vasquez-Sifuentes and her Honor Teacher Stacey Archer of RCHS.

Honor Student RCHS sophomore Cielo Vasquez-Sifuentes and her Honor Teacher Stacey Archer of RCHS.




Pictured below: Honor Student SHS senior Kaiylin Randolph and Honor Teacher Kevin Surrett of RCA.

Honor Student SHS senior Kailyn Randolph and Honor Teacher Kevin Surrett of RCA


Pictured below: Honor Student SHS junior Alexis Hardy and her Honor Teacher DeBraca Rodriguez of SHS.

Honor Student SHS junior Alexis Hardy and Honor Teacher DeBraca Rodriguez of SHS


Pictured below: RMSST sophomore Taylor James and Honor Teacher Dametria Williams of RMSST take a quick selfie.

RMSST sophomore Taylor James and Honor Teacher Dametria Williams of RMSST take a quick selfie.


Pictured below: Superintendent's Academic Award Honor Students and audience.

2017 Superintendent's Academic Awards Honor Students and audience.


Pictured below: RMSST senior Andrew Bonar and his Honor Teacher, his father David Bonar, a teacher at RMSST.

RMSST senior Andrew and his Honor Teacher and father David Bonar, a teacher at RMSST