MHS students honored at Academic Excellence banquet (Updated 11:33 a.m, March 7)
A large number of Marshall High School students were recognized on Tuesday, March 6, at the annual Marshall Chamber of Commerce Academic Excellence Banquet.
This year 37.4 percent of the school's students were honored for obtaining a 3.33 grade point average or above, according to MHS principal Jeff Kramer.
Although class sizes have been shrinking, this was the largest percentage of students ever to achieve the award, he noted. A large percentage of those honored were on hand at the banquet, which began with a pork loin dinner for the students and their families.
Jene Crook, chairperson of the Chamber Education Committee which facilitates the banquet, explained the qualifications for the award. She also spoke on behalf of Chamber president George Brown, who was out of town.
"We want to congratulate all of the students who have met the qualifications to be recognized this evening and again, recognize the parents who have worked so hard to support those students and make it possible for them to do what they have done and that is learn," she said.
As each student's name was called, they were presented a medal and certificate and congratulated by Kramer, Dr. Craig Noah, superintendent of schools and Larry Godsey, president of the Marshall School Board.
Before calling the names of the seniors, Kramer called attention to the four year recipients of the award, which included 50 of the 66 seniors honored.
The names of one senior boy and one senior girl were drawn for the $250 Chamber of Commerce Academic Excellence scholarships and for the $250 Marshall Public Education Foundation scholarships. Elizabeth Walker and Jeron Tettah were awarded the two Marshall Public Education Foundation scholarships. Skylar Simpson and Collin Brennan won the Chamber Academic Excellence scholarships.