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Henderson County public schools honors Top Scholars

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Sixty-six of Henderson County’s highest-achieving graduating seniors were honored at the Top Scholars Banquet last week at Blue Ridge Community College. Held annually for the past 14 years, the banquet recognizes and celebrates not only academic achievement but excellence in the arts, athletics, school leadership and volunteerism.
The top three students from the Henderson County Career Academy and Henderson County Early College along with the top 15 students from East Henderson, Hendersonville, North Henderson and West Henderson High Schools were recognized by parents, principals, senior counselors, School Board members and Henderson County schools administrators.
Each student received a medallion with ribbon they were asked to wear at graduation along with a certificate of recognition.
Superintendent Bo Caldwell urged the students to continue making good choices.
“It is truly an honor to celebrate the top scholars,” he said. “I congratulate and encourage you to adhere to the strong character you’ve development and displayed in our schools, for your decisions in these next few months and years will impact your futures. I hope you will continue to strive for excellence in all that you do, and I wish each of you great success.”
Chris Hykin, vice president of
operations for SMARTRAC in Fletcher, was the keynote speaker. “You are
the rock stars of tomorrow,” he said. “Your generation is going to massively change what is possible. It’s an exciting time. Seize the opportunity to be a leader.”
As a group, this year’s Top Scholars have received a total of $1,444,676 in scholarships and grants, had an average GPA of 4.77 and an average ACT score of 29.