Americus-Sumter High School 2016-17 Honor Graduates

Americus-Sumter High School recently celebrated its 2016-17 Honor Graduates with a group photo on the front steps of the school. There are forty-four honors graduates for ASHS this year. Principal Kimothy Hadley and Assistant Superintendent Walter Knighton posed with the students.

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Americus-Sumter High student Prerana Kumar has been selected to attend the Governor’s Honors Program in Rome, Georgia, this summer.

Americus-Sumter High student Prerana Kumar

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Governor’s Honors is a fourweek long summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the state of Georgia. Students who participate in GHP attend classes in a wide variety of fields, including communicative arts, engineering, mathematics, social studies, foreign language, science and agriculture, and both visual and performing arts, such as painting, ceramics, music, dance, theater. The intention of GHP is to create opportunities for students to experience highlevel academic challenges while building meaningful relationships with other students from around the state.

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SAN ANTONIO – (June 2, 2017) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Benjamin Brown, a native of Albany, Ga., received his first class petty officer insignias from his wife, Chancia and daughter, MiAmor during a promotion ceremony hosted by Navy Recruiting District San Antonio at MacArthur Park. Brown, a recruiter assigned to Navy Recruiting Station De Zavala, is a 2007 graduate of Westover High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2010. (U.S. Navy Photo by: Burrell Parmer, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio Public Affairs/Released)

Two Americus-Sumter High seniors will soon become part of the few and the proud.

Left to right: Errix Stevens, John Martinez.

ASHS students John Martinez and Errix Stevens will join the United States Marine Corps soon after graduation. Martinez leaves on June 12th, and Stevens says he will be on standby, that his call could come any day following graduation. “Literally within hours.” Both recruits will head to Parris Island, South Carolina, for sixteen weeks of boot camp during the hottest part of the summer. “I’m nervous but excited,” said Stevens. “I’m ready to do something with my life, to be a great example for my community and the people I grew up around.” Martinez says he has always wanted to be a Marine. “I chose the Marines because it’s a family tradition. My dad retired from the Marines, and his dad retired from the Navy. My plan is to stay in and retire, like my dad.” Stevens says he his original plan was to join the army. “But I didn’t want to live in the shadows of family members who were in the army, so I chose the Marines instead.”


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