GRB High Honor Graduates Honored


Seventy G. Ray Bodley High School seniors will graduate with high honors because they obtained a four-year cumulative average of at least 89.5 percent.
For their efforts, students were recognized during an honorary banquet in the school cafeteria where they and their 150 guests were treated to dinner. GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst said all high honor graduates represented 29 percent of the Class of 2016. It has been an honor and a privilege, she said, to watch the students learn and grow.
The graduates heard a GRB success story from 2002 graduate, Dr. Krystal Hans, the featured speaker who provided a message of hope and encouragement.
“Education doesn’t stop after you graduate high school or even after your PhD,” she said, referring to her own education.
Hans offered the following rules to follow to achieve success: define yourself by what you love, maintain a childlike sense of wonder and be a teacher even if you are not a teacher.
Fulton City School District Superintendent William Lynch commended students for exemplifying leadership and academic performance.
“You’ve set a tone that’s modeled great expectations,” he said.
Parkhurst and Assistant Principal Amy Stephenson then presented all high honor graduates with pins, which will be worn graduation day. Valedictorian Caleb Almeter and salutatorian David Tallents received special recognition for their achievements.

Pictured below are several photos from the recent high honor graduate banquet: