Nominees for Achiever Award announced

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 25, 2006

Some of the county's brightest and best high school seniors will be honored at the annual Achiever Award Banquet, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Greenville.

The program, jointly sponsored by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville Area YMCA, is designed to recognize the most outstanding senior male and female athletes in the four Butler County high schools, who also exemplify Christian values, community involvement and leadership skills.

The following students have been nominated for the 2006 Achiever Award: from Greenville High School, David Stephenson, Aundrea Poole, Tara Gibson, Mikki Harris, Danita Crenshaw and Kendra Mitchell; from McKenzie High School, Trey Bush, Rhett Lowe, Jeffrey Nix, Brittany Nixon, Ashley Godwin, LaSha Pitts, Akeia Owens and Jerell Adams; from Fort Dale Academy, Maryanne Hancock, Janie Mullins, Lacey Norrell, Frances Watts, Will Bowman, Lister Crosby, Will Farrar and Tim James, and from Georgiana High School, Lamarcus Crittenden, Chris Scott, Josh Mount and Tenisha Paige.

&#8220The principal or headmaster and the athletic director at each high school in the county are the ones who select the nominees. It's a panel of out-of-town judges that then selects one male and one female recipient of the Award at the May banquet. The winners also receive a one-time scholarship to help with college expenses,” Carol Lee, director of the GACOC explained.

Those nominating the students take into consideration their athletic ability, scholastic ability and involvement in church, community and extracurricular activities.

Interviews with the nominees and their parents, and recommendations from friends, pastors, and educators assure those chosen &#8220are well deserving of this prestigious award,” Lee said.

&#8220These are students who work hard for the team, school, church and society in general. An Achiever Award winner is someone of good moral character who adheres to Christian principles and beliefs in his or her life.”

At press time, a speaker has not yet been scheduled for the May 4 event. For more information, contact Carol Lee at 382-3251.