Lake­view-Fort Oglethorpe High School stu­dent rec­og­nized by Ge­or­gia depart­ment of ed­u­ca­tion

The Catoosa County News - - SPIRITUAL -

Of the many se­niors grad­u­at­ing across Ge­or­gia, 183 were rec­og­nized as 2015 Ge­or­gia Schol­ars, ac­cord­ing to the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lo­cal stu­dent Anna Kim, a se­nior at Lake­viewFort Oglethorpe High was among the ones cho­sen.

Through the Ge­or­gia Scholar pro­gram, the depart­ment iden­ti­fies and hon­ors high school se­niors who have achieved ex­cel­lence in school and com­mu­nity life. The pro­gram is co­or­di­nated by the depart­ment’s Ex­cel­lence Recog­ni­tion of­fice and through lo­cal co­or­di­na­tors in each public school sys­tem and in pri­vate schools through­out the state. Each Ge­or­gia Scholar re­ceives a seal for his or her di­ploma.

“I want to congratulate our 2015 Ge­or­gia Schol­ars,” state school su­per­in­ten­dent Richard Woods said. “In ad­di­tion to aca­demic suc­cess, I be­lieve we have to teach our stu­dents about life and the im­por­tance of soft skills. Th­ese stu­dents have shown that they pos­sess both, and I am con­fi­dent we will be hear­ing much more about th­ese stu­dents’ ac­com­plish­ments in the near fu­ture.”

Stu­dents el­i­gi­ble for Ge­or­gia Scholar recog­ni­tion are high school se­niors who ex­hibit ex­cel­lence in all phases of school life, in com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties and in the home. Ge­or­gia Schol­ars are stu­dents who have car­ried ex­em­plary course loads dur­ing the four years of high school, who per­formed ex­cel­lently in all cour­ses, who suc­cess­fully par­tic­i­pated in in­ter­scholas­tic events at their schools and in their com­mu­ni­ties and who have as­sumed ac­tive roles in ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties spon­sored by their schools.

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