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Mayor's Education Awards Recognize Students, Staff, Volunteers

Dozens of outstanding members of Smyrna's education community were honored for their commitment in the classroom or to help students succeed.

Mayor Max Bacon presented awards to students, staff, and volunteers at Smyrna's 15 elementary, middle, high, and specialist schools in a ceremony before Monday's city council meeting.

Each school in the area nominated an outstanding student, a committed staff member, and a tireless volunteer (or three!). The principal of each school spoke about the qualities that made each honoree special, and each winner was presented with a commemorative certificate and a gift card.

The honorees were as follows:

Argyle Elementary
  • Student: Jason Trejo
  • Staff: Lisa Lockwood
  • Volunteer: Jane Kennedy
Belmont Hills Elementary
  • Student: Emily Wade
  • Staff: Karen Webb
  • Volunteer: Lee Ann Ross
Green Acres Elementary
  • Student: Mike Hernandez-Vega
  • Staff: Marian Hoyt
  • Volunteer: Alisa Allen
King Springs Elementary
  • Student: Riley Gagne
  • Staff: Dee Rogers
  • Volunteer: Robin Miller, Katie Kroll and Lynn Dickerson
Nickajack Elementary
  • Student: Alieu Njie
  • Staff: Greg Jamison
  • Volunteer: Lynn Scott
Norton Park Elementary
  • Student: Halley Lopez-Martinez
  • Staff: Rene Nelson
  • Volunteer: Rich Stumpf
Smyrna Elementary
  • Student: Jerrica Elizabeth Arnett
  • Staff: Sindy Magana
  • Volunteer: Jeremy & Cara Fort
Teasley Elementary
  • Student: Michelle Childs
  • Staff: Patrenia Gooden
  • Volunteer: Jill McCurry
Campbell Middle
  • Student: Samantha Sams
  • Staff: Radee Shakir
  • Volunteer: Gloria Alexander
Griffin Middle
  • Student: Jalen Miller
  • Staff: Guneet Kaur
  • Volunteer: Denise Raymond
Campbell High
  • Student: Reginald Collins
  • Staff: Dominic D'Agostino
  • Volunteer: Lupita Anderson
HAVEN Academy - Fitzhugh Lee
  • Staff: Kendrick Love
HAVEN Academy - Hawthorne Center
  • Staff: Ivory Towner
International Academy
  • Student: Taowfik Lawal
  • Staff: Tameko Goodwin
  • Volunteer: Rene Ayers & Talisha Stroud
Whitefield Academy
  • Student: Emma Wright
  • Staff: Lou Nardi
  • Volunteer: Lynn Sumlin

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