This award is given to students who
exhibit a positive attitude and a commitment to excellence in
the classroom. Each Academic All-Star is chosen by his or
her principal and receives a certificate, a $10 gift card to Sonic Drive-In and
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Oak View Elementary - Reagan Davy
View Elementary School fifth grader Reagan Davy demonstrates a
quiet leadership among her classmates. Her hard work and
encouraging nature led administrators and staff at Oak View to
select her as the school's Academic All-Star.
chosen for this honor because of her willingness to always do
her best and inspire other students to do the same,” said
Principal Dr. Tom Morris. “Reagan assists her peers and
always has a positive attitude.”
Reagan is a
seasoned Oak View Owl, having attended the school since
kindergarten. She says all the teachers at Oak View are nice;
however she enjoys one class in particular.
"My favorite subject is probably
science," said Reagan. "I like it because we get to do
experiments in class and see how different things react to each
Outside of school, Reagan enjoys doing
arts and crafts at home with her family. She also likes
being around children which explains why she wants to be a
pediatric nurse when she grows up. In the meantime,
Reagan vows to continue working hard in the classroom and doing
her best every day.
"I think it's important to do well in school," said Reagan.
"When you go to get a job, they will look back to see how you've
done in the past."
- Luke Sigmon
High School senior Luke Sigmon is living proof that hard work
pays off. After months of studying, Luke recently raised
his ACT score by four points.
That determination did not go unnoticed by Page High School
administrators and staff, who selected Luke as their Academic
All-Star for the 2013-14 school year.
Luke says he owes much of his success to the teachers at Page
High. "I like the teachers here because they're committed
to helping each and every student, no matter the age or grade,"
said Luke. "My two favorite classes are history and
Luke admits he hasn't always been an ideal student but says he
now understands what it takes to improve.
"When I was younger I used to get in a ton of trouble, and I
didn't care about school," said Luke. "Now I know I need
to pay attention so I can graduate from high school because I
want to have a future, get a job and have a family.
Outside of school, Luke likes to
do typical teenager stuff like hang out with friends, watch
movies and play golf. He says he may want to have a job
some day in the media industry.
"My teacher, Mr. Flowers, really got me
interested in media," said Luke. "I'm always learning new
stuff, and it's something I like."
Summit High - T'Darius Blue
and kind-hearted. Those are two adjectives teachers often
use when describing 18 year-old T'Darius Blue. So it's no
surprise that T'Darius, who's known as TD, was recently chosen
as the school's Academic All-Star.
"TD is just an awesome kid," said
Principal Dr. Charles Farmer. "He is always smiling;
TD exemplifies the kind of personality we all should
strive to achieve. I’m proud he is an ambassador for
Summit High School."
TD transferred to Summit High his junior year. Although he
was initially nervous about attending a new school, TD says
couldn't be happier with the results.
"I love the teachers and the atmosphere here at Summit," said
TD. "To be honest, I never liked coming to school, but
when I got to Summit everything changed. I've never wanted
to miss a day, even when I'm sick. I just love being in
TD's favorite subject is English. When he's not in school,
you can find him playing basketball, baseball or working at the
Longview Recreation Center. TD says he's not entirely sure
what he'll do after graduation, but he's ready to tackle whatever
challenges come his way.
"Once we graduate, we have to grow up," said TD. "We have
to get jobs and work for what we want instead of it being given
This isn't the first time TD has won an award for his hard work
and impressive attitude. He also received the Calvin Jenks
Memorial Award which is given to a Columbia American Little League
baseball player who most exemplifies desire, hustle, attitude
and sportsmanship in the game of baseball.
As for being named an Academic All-Star, TD says he's both
thrilled and humbled to know the teachers and administrators at
Summit think so highly of him.
"It's amazing," said TD. "My heart is filled with joy
right now. It's a privilege."