National Honor Society hosts AHS academic banquet
The Andalusia High School 29th annual Academic Banquet was held on April 25, 2016, at the Oakwood Lodge, sponsored by the National Honor Society. Club president, Ian Peek, welcomed everyone. Treasurer, Taran Carrasco , led the devotion and blessing.
After dinner, Olivia Jones, club secre-tary, introd-uced the guest speaker, Roger Powell. Mr. Powell was a 1972 graduate of Andalusia High School and was selected Outstanding AHS Alumni in 2013. Mr. Powell has served four terms as Covington County’s Circuit Clerk. He is now retired, but stays active in the community, especially in the arts, where he has served on the Boards of the Lower Alabama Arts Coalition and Andalusia Ballet. He is a founding member of the Andalusia Community Theatre and a frequent performer in the AJWC Red Garter Review. Mr. Powell spoke to students about seizing opportunities that they will have in the future. Olivia Jones presented Mr. Powell a gift of thanks on behalf of the National Honor Society for providing the inspiring words of wisdom.
Club sponsor Mrs. Mary Frances Kelley recognized students in grades 9-12 that made the all “A” Honor Roll for each of the three nine week grading periods and the top ten juniors. School principal Dr. Daniel Shakespeare recognized the top ten seniors pointing out that the class valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced Awards Day when the seniors have completed their final exams. Mrs. Kelley then recognized all active members of the National Honor Society.
ACS school board member Mr. Walter Wytch concluded the banquet with praise for the academic achievements of the Class of 2016 and the underclassmen. Club vice-president Hannah McCalman adjourned the banquet thanking the Andalusia City Schools Foundation for providing the meal.
The following students were recognized:
Freshmen: Anna Brady, Anabell Bryant, Alyssa Burden, Rexanne Butler, Garrett Davis, Emory Garner, Peyton Helms, Whitman Jackson, Alyssa Jones, Allison Karthaus, Parker Kelley, Michael Little, Cameron Maurer, Stella Miles, Dalton Palmer, Sarah Piggott, Brennan Strong, Coleman Thompson, Sydney Ward
Sophomores: Olivia Amerson, Will Clark, Clorissa Morgan, Bond O’Neal, Baylee Robertson, Callen Woodard
Juniors: Allen Butler, Rachel Dayton, Calista Filmer, Matthew Fleming, Tyler Garvin, Haley Harper, Megan Mullen, Kyle Stewart
Seniors: Caroline Andrews, Destini Benson, Destiny Blair, Alex Boyd, Jeremy Boyd, Charlie Brock, Halle Burkhardt, Cole Bush, Taran Carrasco, Heidi Cross, Colton Elmore, Taylor Griffin, Justin Jackson, AnaSara Kipp, Katie Lambert, Nathan Langley, Elizabeth McCalman, Hannah McCalman, Ashlen Payton, Ian Peek, Peyton Prevett
Top Ten Juniors
Sim Bowden, Allen Butler, Rachel Dayton, Calista Filmer, Matthew Fleming, Tyler Garvin, Haley Harper, Josh Jones, Megan Mullen, Kyle Stewart
Top Ten Seniors
Caroline Andrews, Destini Benson, Jeremy Boyd, Halle Burkhardt, Taran Carrasco, AnaSara Kipp, Elizabeth McCalman, Hannah McCalman, Ian Peek, Peyton Prevett
National Honor Society
Caroline Andrews, Destini Benson, Haley Booker, Jeremy Boyd, Charlie Brock, Halle Burkhardt, Cole Bush, Taran Carrasco, Katrine Christensen, Heidi Cross, Ashton Elmore, Colton Elmore, Taylor Griffin, Amy Hines, Chandler Jones, Olivia Jones, Bethany Karthaus, AnaSara Kipp, Katie Lambert, Kimberly Landrum, Nathan Langley, Shelbee Mathews, Elizabeth McCalman, Hannah McCalman, Ashlen Payton, Ian Peek, Peyton Prevett, Madison Robbins, Belle Spurlin, Clay Stephens, Tessa Worley