Seniors, along with their family and friends, gathered at Upson-Lee High School on Thursday, April 24, for Senior’s Honors Night.
The following scholarships were awarded:
Leanna Craft Memorial Scholarship, Jessica L. Brown; Lindsey Daniel Memorial Scholarship, Mallory Allen; Mike Salter Scholarship, Meredith Searcy; Jeff Hicks Scholarship, Terilynn Patterson; John Gillespie MemorialScholarship, Zack McSwain; Glenn Van Houten Award, Jessica Brown. Marching Knights Auxiliary Scholarship, Kelly Smith; Upson-Lee Athletic Booster Club Scholarship, Jessica L. Brown; Patricia L. Bell Scholarship, Mandy Hammock.
Bank of Upson Scholarship, Mallory Allen and Andy Compton; George and Dorothy Hightower Scholarship, Hallie Berryhill; Kiwanis Club of Thomaston Scholarship, Brittany Burnette; Chad Colquitt Memorial Scholarship, Maggie Gaskins; Jesse Rogers, Sr. West Central Georgia Bank Scholarship, Kenyatta Harris; Miss Marion Bush Scholarship, Victoria Herriott.
Quad Graphics Scholarship, Christopher Mathews and Brandon Ray; Thomaston Junior Women’s Club Spirit of Volunteerism Award, Hannah Edenfield; Junior Miss Scholarship, Jessica L. Brown and Kelly Smith; Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, Jessica M. Brown; Gamma Zeta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship, Natalie McKinley; Student Council Scholarship, Amber Ellerbee; FBLA Scholarship, Candace Daniel; The People’s Scholarship, Alexis SantaRomana, Victoria Herriott, Nerissa Ellerbee, Delphin Thomas and Courtney McCoy; Woodmen of the World Scholarship, Ashton Hewett; James T. Matthews Scholarship, Hannah Edenfield; Sam Walton Community Scholarship, Hannah Edenfield; Thomaston-Upson Arts Coucnil Scholarship, Christopher Mathews; National Beta Club Scholarship, Alden Moore; Cathy Craft Memorial Scholarship, Jordan McPhee; Thomaston-Upson Retired Educators’ Scholarship, Jessica M. Brown and Jasmine Grisham; Bank of Upson and ULHS Platinum SAT Award, Christopher Donati; A. H. “Jack” Robbins Endowed Scholarship, Jessica L. Brown; Teresa Daniel Memorial Scholarship, Hannah Edenfield and Lauren Gaskins; DAR Scholarship, Maggie Gaskins.
Awards of recognition and honor were awarded as followed:
Senior Class Officer Award, Alyssa Patel; Student Council President Award, Amber Ellerbee, Coggins Funeral Home Silver Tray Award for Leadership, Seth Buffington; DAR Good Citizen Award, Aaron Salley; NSDAR Outstanding Leadership Award, Aaron Salley; Woodmen of the World, Natalie McKinley; Star Student, Chris Donati; Star Teacher, James Argroves; Valedictorian, Abby McAbee; Salutatorian, Jessica L. Brown.
Honor Graduates: Loren Scott Adams, Kenneth Terrell Banks, Jessica Lynne Brown, Kymon George Carriker, Keri Lynn Carson, Kylie Elizabeth Carson, Jesse Michael Collier, Tiffani Jinneane Coppersmith, Elizabeth Annette Crook, Stephanie Nicole Davis, Christopher Louis Donati, Sarah Elizabeth Eason, Hannah Renee Edenfield, Lauren Elizabeth Gaskins, Margaret Emiline Gaskins, Emily Kate Harden, Victoria Keilandra Herriott, Bruce Kevin Howard, Iris Eleanore Lee, Abby Elizabeth McAbee, Natalie Elaine McKinley, Zachary Kyle McSwain, Jessica Latosha Miller, Alden Alexa Moore, Alyssa Pravin Patel, Terilynn Patterson, Crystal Gayle Phillips, Ashley Lynne Pittman. Christopher Ryan Pitts, Alexis Marie SantaRomana, William Thomas Stevens, Stephanie Jane Vaughn, Kaelyn Joi Watson, Brynne Elizabeth Weed, Stephen Patrick Whitley, and John Benjamin Williams.
Knights of Distinction include: Jessica L. Brown, Jesse Collier, Chris Donati, Sarah Eason, Hannah Edenfield, Lauren Gaskins, Abby McAbee, Zack McSwain, Alyssa Patel, Terilynn Patterson, Chris Pitts, Alexis SantaRomana, and Ben Williams.
Miss Upson-Lee, Hallie Berryhill; Mr. Upson-Lee, Chris Donati.
Senior Favorites: Whitney Alton, Shedwrich Allen, Hallie Berryhill, Drew Duecker, Jessica Brown, Amber Ellerbee, Juantez Hartsfield, Martika Griffin, Kevin Cox, Angel Matthews, Abby McAbee, Shakierra Middlebrooks, Adam Parham, Alyssa Patel, Phillip Rapillard, Kelly Smith, Brandon Ray, Robbie Rabon, Will Stevens, and Ben Williams.
John Tatum Award, Abby McAbee; Letterman’s Award, Brandon Ray and Meredith Searcy; Varsity Math Team, Chris Pitts; Varsity Academic Team, Natalie McKinley and Chris Pitts; Ann Howard Jones Award, Charmaine Walker; John Phillip Sousa Award, Jeremy Wright; The Robert Shaw Award, Kymon Carriker; James C. Braddy Kiwanis Citizenship Award, Keri Llynn Carson; Prudential Volunteer Service Award, Hannah Edenfield; Wendy’s Heisman Nominees, Hannah Edenfield and Chris Donati; American Citizenship Award, Keri Lynn Carson, Hannah Edenfield, Natalie McKinley, Alyssa Patel, Chris Pitts and Patrick Whitley.
National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation, Chris Donati; Georgia Career Student Association Award, Anthony Riley, Candace Daniel and Dasha Wilkins.
Certified Nursing State Pin, Mallory Allen, Lauren Gaskins, Reva Gravil, and Kelly Smith.
The Sword & Shield Award, Ashley Pittman; The Accolade Award, Abby McAbee and Keri Lynn Carson.
McDonald’s Ray Kroc Youth Award, Chris Pitts; Youth Leadership Upson: Drew Duecker, Victoria Herriot, Abby McAbee, Alyssa Patel, and Will Stevens; Hubert Hancock Award, Abby McAbee; Principal’s Leadership Award, Hannah Edenfield.
Principal’s All A’s Award: Jessica Lynne Brown, Keri Lynn Carson, Jesse Michael Collier, Christopher Louis Donati, Sarah Elizabeth Eason, Hannah Renee Edenfield, Lauren Elizabeth Gaskins, Victoria Keilandra Herriott, Abby Elizabeth McAbee, Natalie Elaine McKinley, Zachary Kyle McSwain, Alyssa Pravin Patel, Ashley Lynne Pittman, Christopher Ryan Pitts, Alexis Marie SantaRomana, and Stephen Patrick Whitley.
TUAC Fine Arts Band Award, Candra Cherry; TUAC Fine Arts Drama Award, Chris Mathews; TUAC Fine Arts Chorus Award, Torey Bridges; TUAC Fine Arts Visual Art Award, Brandon Richards. Georgia Young Authors’ Writing Competition, Jesse Collier; Most OUtstanding Career and Technical Instruction Student, Brianna Wright; Principal’s Leadership Award.
The Senior Core Awards are as follows:
English, Sarah Eason; Mathematics, Chris Pitts; Science, Abby McAbee; Social Studies, Abby McAbee.
The Subject Area Awards are as follows:
Banking, Loren Adams; Accounting, Loren Adams; Business Data Applications, Loren Adams; Business Essentials, Jesse Collier; Computer Technology, Loren Adams and Kenneth Banks; CCooperative Business Education, Patrice Jordan.
Georgia Certified Work Ready Students: Justin Allison, Whitney Alton, Kenneth Banks, Cameron Barfield, Brittany Bell, Hallie Berryhill, Christopher Kyle Boyt, Timothy Clint Boyt, Jessica L. Brown, Jessica M. Brown, Kylie Carson, Andy Compton, Kevin Cox, Elizabeth Crook, Christopher Donati, Drew Duecker, Nathan Duke, Hannah Edenfield, Kelly Edmondson, Amber Ellerbee, Julie Fleming, Lauren Gaskins, Margaret Gaskins, Jasmine Grisham, Mandy Hammock, Ashton Hewett, Dayana Hines, Tara Horsley, Bruce Howard, Hillary Hudgins, Rebecca Hudson, Krystal Jennings, Natalie Jerry, Caleb Johnson, Jolandra Jones, Kanisha Jones, Clayton Jones, Patrice Jordan, Brigitte Kendall, Sara Kendrick, Travis Kitchens, Kelsey Klapka, Angel Matthews, Katie Matthews, Abby McAbee, Lauren McAlum, Courtney McCoy, Tyler McCrary, Laurie McDaniel, Blake Middlebrooks, Jessica Miller, Alden Moore, Adam Parham, Edmond Zack Pasley, Alyssa Patel, Crystal Phillips, Keyana Prater, Rachel Price, Tabitha Ragan, Phillip Rapillard, Shelton Richard, Kellie Rogers, George Sanders, Meredith Searcy, Kelly smith, William Stevens, Tasha Teal, Delphin Thomas, Diandra Walker, Francee Weaver, Patrick Whitley, John B. Williams, Rina Wilson, and Adrian Wright.
AP Calculus, Chris Pitts; Painting, Misty Raines; Senior Art, Emily Harden and Amanda Booth; Drawing, Kacie Ellington; Health Occupations I, Jessica Waller; Health Occupations II, Brooke Allen; Health Occupations III, Meredith Searcy and Rashanda Hickman; Health Occupations Senior Award, Courthney Ellerbee; Family and Consumer Sciences - Foundation II, Tiffani Coppersmith; Nutrition & Wellness, Tiffani Coppersmith; Physics, Chris Pitts; AP Biology, Sarah Eason; Environmental Science, Lauren McAlum; Anatomy and Physiology, Chris Donati; Most Outstanding Senior - Youth Apprentisceship, Lauren Gaskins; German I, Chris Pitts; German IV, Iris Lee; Personal Law, Cole Harrison; Ethnic Studies, Abby McAbee; Local History, Victoria Herriott; Economics, Abby McAbee; Drama I, Victoria Herriott; Drama II, Kymon Carriker; Agricultural Mechanical Sciences I, Joel Trice; Agricultural Mechanical Sciences II, Drew Duecker; Forestry Sciences I, Cameron Barfield; Forestry Sciences II, Sarah Kendrick.
Literary Award recipients: Chris Donati, alternate, essay; Katie Matthews, third place, dramatic interpretation; Garry Myers, dramatic interpretation.
Chorus Awards: Kymon Carriker, boys’ solo, boys’ quartet; Charmaine Walker, girls’ trio; Ashley Pittman, fourth, girls’ solo; Natalie McKinley, girls’ trio;; Kerissa Ellerbee, girls’ trio.
Media Festival Award, International winner, Arriston Worthy; Perfect Attendance Award, Alex York; Pediatric Associates’ Best-All-Around-Senior Award, Chris Donati.