C-A annual honors program recognizes best and brightest graduates

FLINT TWP — Carman-Ainsworth High School’s annual Senior Honor’s Ceremony recognized graduating seniors for outstanding accomplishments including academics, athletics, extracurricular and community service.

Principal Rory Mattar announced that members of the Class of 2014 collectively earned an “awesome” $3,302,277 million in scholarships to various institutions this year.

“Seniors my advice to you moving forward is do not underestimate the importance of a sustained work ethic,’’Mattar said.

Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff added his congratulations and praise to the students being honored.

“I say without reservation that I will take this group and put them up against any group in Genesee County and any in the State of Michigan because our best are as good as anybody’s best,’’ he said.

Among much recognition during the ceremony, Katlyn Koegel received the Daniel Kildee Congressional Award. The award acknowledged Katlyn’s invaluable service to the school and the community, Mattar said. He noted that Katlyn was Homecoming Queen and a 4.0 student who exhausted all Advance Placement Classes offered at CAHS. She will be making mission trips this summer and plans to major in political science in the fall aiming to lead to her passion for advocating for human rights and social justice.

Cionna Orr, also a 4.0 g.p.a. student, received the Genesee County Association of School Board Members Scholarship. The $500 award is bestowed on only six students per year selected from the 21 school districts in Genesee County,Tunnicliff said. Students are selected in part on the basis of their grade point average, an essay and community service.

Tunnicliff also presented the Genesee Valley Rotarian Scholarship to Rachel Roop. The $1,000 award recognized Roop for embodying the quality of Rotary International – integrity, citizenship, achievement and service to school and community, said Tunnicliff.

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