By CINDY LEE
Special to Atmore News
The Academic All Star Program was begun in 1985 by the Atmore Rotary Club to recognize students who obtained academic achievement in high school by maintaining all A’s and B’s. The limitations of this academic year required alterations for the Academic All Star Program but the Atmore Rotary Club is proud to have been able to carry on the 36th year of recognition for area students. There are 160 Academic All Stars from Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy, Escambia County High School and Northview High School.
Dedicated Rotarians put forth their usual effort to provide funds from local businesses and organizations for advertisements in a printed program, and the local community responded as they always do in support of this program. The Rotary Club is grateful for this continued support.
Even in the midst of altered operations, all of the schools were able to submit the information needed to recognize the students. Because a large, joint event could not be held, the schools assisted in the distribution of the recognition letter, certificate and Senior medallion. Included with the packet was the printed program containing the advertisements from the community supporting this program which would normally be distributed at the event.
The Rotary Club is presenting over $25,000 in scholarships this year for 37 seniors. Each four-year Senior Academic All Star will receive a scholarship for $1,000. The seniors who have been an Academic All Star for three years will receive $700, two-year seniors will receive $600, and one-year seniors will receive $500.
Rotarians work diligently to prepare for the event and are always excited and proud of the participation of the students, their families and school representatives. While it is disappointing not to be able to spotlight these students at a community event, Rotarians are glad to be able to carry on the tradition of recognition and scholarships.
We hope that the recognition these students receive as a 2021 Academic All Star will be a fond memory of this year and will inspire them to share the Rotary values throughout their lives.
* Denotes Four-Year Academic All Star
Atmore Christian School
9th Grade – Emmett Battles, Brooklyn Hursh, Dexter Smoker, Elizabeth Terry, Helen Weber
10th Grade – Elliott Classen, Claire Girby, Sydney Mast
11th Grade – Caeden Battles, Titus Dean, Gage Gades, Joanna Jernigan
12th Grade – Harleigh Crumbly, Morgan Jury, Micah Mast*, Mia Morris, Reese White, Megan Wilson
9th Grade – Patrick Byrd, Eli Covington, Timmy Doerr
10th Grade – Abby-Kate Helton
11th Grade – Braden Crysell, Emma Hall, Brady Howell, Jamison Janes, Christopher Long,
Ja’Daniel Nettles, Landon Sims, Jadon Stevens
12th Grade – Jeb Black, Randal Bonds, Lillian Bonner, Daughtry McGhee, Rubye Nix,
Disha Patel*, Joshua Spruill, Gabrielle Williams
Escambia County High School
9th Grade – David Bouler, Evereona Jackson
10th Grade – Shamirica Rankins, Summayah Tolbert, Carmelo Turner
11th Grade – La’Asia Henderson, Charity James, Zahria McCants, Aniya Stots, Sheldon Williams
12th Grade – Destiny Brown, Samantha Forkins, Brianna Morrow, Madison Simmons*,
Northview High School
9th Grade – Rabekah Danielle Abbott, Raegan Michelle Abbott, Kendall Anne Alvare, Sarah Elaine Bailey, Doria Beach, Kendal Brooke Beasley, Chloe Faith Criswell, Riley Elizabeth Dawson, Carsyn Laine Dortch, Austin David Dunsford, Mayson Claire Edwards, Brandon Lee Ferguson, Raleigh Sienna Gibson, Kaylie B Glick, Maggie Rose Godwin, Makayla Jane Golson,
Kylie Breann Grantham, Madalyn Marie Grimes, Ava Kate Gurganus, Berklee Savannah Hall,
Leah Kathryn Hetrick, Meredith Makenzie Johnston, James Judson Lee, Sarah Kate Long,
Leila Ann Mason, Caden Thomas Mills, Chloe Layne Morris, Jackson Johnny Mac Parker,
Evin Taylor Pedicord, Cody Tyler Pugh, Chloe Adele Ragsdale, Daniel Tyler Riggs, Wyatt Alexander Scruggs, Dequan Rashad Shabazz, Mandell Levan Smith, Skyler Marie Williams
10th Grade – Clayton Mitchell Allen, Leah Kalyn Anderson, Terrell Luke Bridges, Ethan Scott Collier, Presley Sharee Dortch, Drake Allen Driskell, Logan Taylor Faith, Emma Sage Gilmore,
William Cross Goslee, Gabriel Kohle Harigel, Shelby Lynn Kent, Trent Austin Knighten,
Emily Grace Levins, Sarah Kennedy Long, Bayllon David Matson, Megan T McGhee, Ruth Nicole Mobley, Elianna T. Morales, David Kaden Odom, Cameron Riley Partrick, Rustin Kyle Pope, Chase Randal Pugh, Leila Katherine Sanders, Simeon Sanders, Dustin James Santinelli,
Alana Shelly, McKenna Rae Simmons, Jessica Faith Stabler, Audrey Michelle Stuckey, John Michael Ward, Preston Clay Wilson, Charles Michael Wood, Blake Richard Yoder
11th Grade – Anna Faith Adams, John Blake Bashore, Hunter Shane Borelli, Shelby Nicole Cotita, Miyhanna Patrice Davidson, Casandra Lynn Davis, Kaitlin Hope Gafford, Jonathan Thomas Gibbs, Holley Danielle Gilley, Jason Zane Gurganus, Sarah Margaret Hetrick, Jesse Allen Hughes, Grayson Elizabeth James, Ethan Riley Kilburn, Taylor Lynn Levins, Dallon Thortis Rackard, Sarah Jane Sconiers, Jordan Alise Stanley, Mia Rain Starns, Madison Victoria Watson
12th Grade – Maggie Lauren Amerson*, Madelyn Brooke Berry, Sehoye Rose Buckley,
Naudia Briana-Nicole Carach, Alexis Madison Fleming, Amber Marie Gilman*, Leia Madison Grantham, Heather Lashea Knowles*, David Allen Lamb*, Abigail Lynn Levins, Meredith McKinley McGhee*, Taheya Lee McGhee, Karelis Jadelynn Morales, Madyson Shai Moye,
Jalexis Sy’Rai Robinson, Michael Jerome Sanders, Leah Faye Wood, Lillian Joan Worden
Cindy Lee is Coordinator of the Rotary Club Academic All Star program.