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ACT OF CONGRESS TO OPEN CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES; REPLACING DERIK NELSON AND FAMILY
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series welcomes Act of Congress on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Prough Center for the Arts. The previously scheduled Derik Nelson and Family has cancelled their Florida tour due to Hurricane Irma.
Act of Congress brings a timeless blend of tight harmonies, vintage instrumentation and deep musical roots. The organic sound of Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the "Must See Live Acts of Alabama."
Act of Congress has completed five tours as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, led by the U.S. State Department. Since 2012 AOC has performed in countries including Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, and Jordan.
Selected as the 2016 artist for "Keep Alabama Beautiful," Act of Congress is currently performing original music at live venues, festivals and national symphonies and has backed up country music star, Sara Evans and American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks.
Act of Congress has performed for the likes of Paste, SXSW, Disney, NPR and Billboard. They have opened Live Nation VIP areas for John Mayer and Edwin McCain and were featured on the nationally syndicated Rick & Bubba Show and Woodsongs Radio on XM Radio. Act of Congress has also won the IMWS Disc Maker's Grand Prize and Colgate Country Showdown Regional Competition.
Individual tickets - $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under - are on sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice
Learn more at www.actofcongressmusic.com.
This concert is a part of the Chipola Artist Series Season Ticket package. The previously scheduled Derik Nelson and Family has cancelled their Florida tour due to Hurricane Irma. All tickets previously purchased for Derik Nelson & Family concert will be honored at the Act of Congress concert. Those wishing to receive a refund for the Derik Nelson & Family concert should contact the CFA Box Office at 850-718-2420.
The remaining Artist Series season lineup includes: Florida State University’s a cappella group All-Night Yahtzee, Nov 7; pianist Jason Farnham, February 18, 2018; and The Young Irelanders, March 13, 2018.
Season tickets including all 4 shows are on sale now. Season tickets—$60—get ticket holders a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions and early renewal privileges for next season.
Single event ticket prices will vary this year between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.
Box Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. The Box Office will be closed on all college holidays. For more information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
Chipola Theatre auditions for The Odd Couple (Female Version) SEPT. 14
MARIANNA—Chipola Theatre will hold auditions for The Odd Couple (Female Version) Chipola theater will hold auditions for The Odd Couple (female version) Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.in the Chipola Center for the Arts.
The play takes place in New York City in 1985. Unger and Madison are at it again--Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's contemporary comic classic: the female version of 'The Odd Couple.' Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Costazuela brothers--but the hilarity remains the same.
Roles include: Olive Madison (Lead): female, attractive, divorced, professional, vibrant, active, quick-witted, big-hearted, but also relentlessly sloppy and careless when it comes to the routine concerns of her personal life. Florence Unger (Lead): female, attractive, a homemaker/housewife and very recently separated from her husband, extremely "pulled together" (obsessively so), pathologically organized and neat; the female counterpart to the original play's Felix Unger. Mickey (Supporting): Female, a New York City policewoman. Vera (Supporting): Female, a bit literal-minded and a bit slow to get a point that everyone else gets instantly, always seems "a few beats behind the conductor." Sylvie (Supporting): Female, highly energized and a wise-cracker. Renee (Supporting): Female, a wisecracker and a bit of a complainer as well. Manolo & Jesus Costazuela (Supporting) male neighbors.
For information, contact Charles Sirmon, Director, at 718-2227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIPOLA THEATRE SHOWCASE IS SEPT. 7
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theatre Showcase, presented by Chipola Theatre majors, is Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts main theatre.
Charles Sirmon, Director of Theatre, who is beginning his 20th season, says, “It’s like Saturday Night Live on a Thursday night. The production contains adult content and may not be suitable for children.”
The Showcase is a fundraiser for Chipola theater majors’ educational trip to New York City. Students will have the chance to attend Broadway shows and backstage talks with performers. They also will visit the 911 Memorial and tour NBC Studios.
Auditions for Chipola’s Fall production, “The Odd Couple (Female Version),” are Monday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. The show will run Oct. 26-29. The Spring musical is “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” Feb. 28-March 4, and the children’s Summer show is “Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat,” May 10.
Theatre fans are invited to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) Fund to get the best seats for all shows. ACT offers five levels of membership: Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel, with VIP seating at all levels. A portion ACT memberships are tax-deductible. Patrons may join online at www.chipola.edu/theatre, or in person at the Box Office.
Showcase tickets—$10—may be purchased at the CFA Box Office or online at www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
For information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420, call Director Sirmon at 850-718-2420 or email email@example.com.
Bottom Left to Right: Elizabeth Hall, Carmen McCray, Mary Keyton, Grace Wester, Karissa Mercer, Cristina Ramirez, Landry Tharp, Hannah Kleinpeter
Top Left to Right: Chloe Gilbert, Destin Dawson, Breeanna Bennett, Daniel Covington, Sarah Liffick, Anthony Severson, Kane Keefer, Sydney Cobb, Ashleigh Braswell, Brian Heward
JACKSON COUNTY CHAMBER LUNCHEON TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS
MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Friday, Sept. 8, in the college Public Service Building.
The event will include a recognition of heroes from the first-responder community, including law enforcement officers and firefighters.
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., with John Rollyson as the guest speaker. He is Pastor at Eastside Baptist Church and a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He currently serves as a Chaplain and started his career as an officer in the Military Police.
Following lunch, Jamie McAllister, Chipola’s Director of Criminal Justice and Public Service Programs, will provide tours of the college’s training programs and a defensive tactics demonstration.
The event is sponsored by First Federal Bank of Florida. The public is invited to attend.
For information, contact Darwin Gilmore, Chipola Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, at 718-2270 or Tiffany Garling at 482-8061.
CHIPOLA ARTIST SERIES OPENS SEASON
WITH DERIK NELSON AND FAMILY ON SEPT 21
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Artist Series welcomes Derik Nelson and Family on Thursday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in the Prough Center for the Arts.
With an immersive blend of technology, live music, and 3-part pop/folk sibling harmonies, Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience like no other, featuring pristine sound, a state of the art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family's signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. Siblings Derik, Riana, and Dalten have been performing together since childhood. They’ve garnered over 3 million views on YouTube, and toured over 40 locations across the West Coast U.S.A. to raise money for music education. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among other shows.
Derik’s interactive “clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video "wall." The multiple "Derik clones" paint an expansive wall of sound of limitless sonic possibilities by each playing many different instruments. This innovative technical marvel uses the latest in audio/video technology to take audiences on an aural and visual journey through time, space, an impressive array of landscapes, weather conditions, and musical "settings." Learn more at www.deriknelson.com.
The remaining Artist Series season lineup includes: Florida State University’s a cappella group All-Night Yahtzee, Nov 7, 2017; pianist Jason Farnham, February 18, 2018; and The Young Irelanders, March 13, 2018.
Season tickets including all 4 shows are on sale now. Season tickets—$60—are a bargain price when compared to sister institutions where prices are double or triple this amount. Season ticket holders also get a VIP pass to Meet the Artist receptions and early renewal privileges for next season.
Single event ticket prices will vary this year between $20-$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees. Individual tickets for Derik Nelson & Family go on sale Sept 1, $20 for adults and $10 for ages 18 and under.
Online tickets may be printed at home or will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. Box Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. The Box Office will be closed on all college holidays.
For more information, call the Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit www.chipola.edu/boxoffice.
APPLY NOW FOR CHIPOLA NURSING PROGRAM
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is now accepting nursing applications for the Spring, 2018 semester which begins in January.
Application deadline is Sept. 22. Students must complete a college application, as well as a nursing application to be considered for admission. The ADN program prepares students for first level positions as Registered Nurses.
Chipola’s Nursing program is a limited enrollment program approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and nationally-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
For information, call 850-718-2278 or visit www.chipola.edu
CHIPOLA WORKS WITH CATALYST— Chipola grant development staff assisted Catalyst Fabric Solutions with a Quick Response Training (QRT) application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to obtain training funds for their employees as they prepare their workforce and grow their local company. Catalyst was approved for $312,500 training incentive for the creation of 125 new jobs in Jackson County. QRT is a product through CareerSource which equips and develops the new hire to better understand the machines, processes, and systems required to make this innovative digital printing manufacturer successful. The funds are reimbursable as the company hires and trains new employees. Dr. Sarah Clemmons and Dean Darwin Gilmore delivered the first reimbursement for the recent hiring and training of 38 new employees. Pictured from left, are: Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Darwin, Gilmore; General Manager Dennis Rudd, AP/AR Manager Amanda Robinson, Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, and Meno Enterprises/Catalyst Director Bill Finley.
CHIPOLA SOFTBALL TO HOST DIVISION 1 OPPONENTS
MARIANNA—Members of the Chipola College Softball team are preparing for some big-time opponents in their Fall schedule.
Chipola will face eight different Division 1 teams in the pre-conference season. The Lady Indians host Mississippi State, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. and Jacksonville University at 5 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 10, The Lady Indians host Embry-Riddle at 1 p.m., and the Lady Seminoles of FSU, at 5 p.m.
Chipola also travels to Ole Miss, the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida and LSU throughout the Fall season.
Chipola Coach Belinda Hendrix, says, “This is a program first for us. We have never hosted a Division 1 program and I’d like to invite our fans out to watch some great softball on our home field.”
The Lady Indians finished the 2017 season with an overall 59-9 overall record and a Panhandle Conference title with a 17-3 league record. Chipola was the third-ranked team in the NJCAA National Poll for much of the season. The Lady Indians finished as runner-up in the State FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament falling to Florida Southwestern 4-0 in the title game. The runner-up finish at state earned the Lady Indians a berth to the 2017 NJCAA National Tournament.
Chipola won the NJCAA National Championship in 2015 and 2007. Coach Belinda Hendrix has been named state coach of the year for the five times in 12 years, and she also picked up her 500th win in 2016. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband, Jimmy Hendrix, lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins.
Thomas Reid Crawford
REED AWARDED THOMAS REID CRAWFORD SCHOLARSHIP
MARIANNA—Ryan Reed of Marianna is the recipient of the Thomas Reid Crawford Memorial Scholarship at Chipola College.
Reid Crawford was a 2007 graduate of Marianna High School. He attended Chipola and Gulf Coast Colleges. Crawford passed away in 2013. He is the son of Beverly Crawford Chandler, and husband Scott, of Lynn Haven, and James Crawford, and wife, Renee Attaway Crawford of Altha. The scholarship is awarded to a Jackson County student majoring in the medical/healthcare field.
Scholarship recipient Ryan Reed is a 2017 graduate of Marianna High. He is an Exercise Science major with the goal of becoming a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. He is the son of Seth and Shelly Reed of Marianna.
Jim Dean Appointed TO Chipola College District Board of Trustees
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott recently announced the appointment of James “Jim” Dean to the Chipola College District Board of Trustees.
Dean, 58, of Marianna, is the City Manager of Marianna and previously served in the United States Marine Corps. Dean received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A & M University and his master’s degree from Webster University. He succeeds Virginia Stuart, and is appointed for a term beginning August 21, 2017, and ending May 31, 2021.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
Nine trustees represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include: Danny Ryals (Chairman), a Realtor from Calhoun County, Darrin Wall of Chipley, Manager of Gulf Power in Chipley; Andrew Fleener of Chipley, Deputy Director at Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with PeoplesSouth Bank; John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County Commissioner; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol, former Director of Appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor; Kyle Hudson of Westville, Holmes County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Joel Paul, Jr., of Bonifay, Executive Director of the Tri County Council, Inc.
TUCKER ART ON DISPLAY AT CHIPOLA—Original works by watercolor artist Cassie Tucker will be on display in the Chipola Center for the Arts Gallery beginning Sept. 21. The opening will coincide with the Artist Series performance of Derik Nelson and Family. Cassie and her husband, Richard Tucker, live in his family’s old Wakulla homestead. Beyond painting she shares her enthusiasm for art through teaching students Drawing, Painting and Art History at Wakulla High School. Local landmarks in Apalachicola, where broken bricks stack against peeling stucco completes the circle of searching embedded in Cassie’s watercolors. The show is open through Oct. 29, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon.
Student Support Services accepting applications
The Chipola College TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year.
SSS helps increase student retention and graduation rates and assists students planning to transfer to other institutions. In addition, SSS funds are used to support Chipola’s award- winning Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), where students can receive free tutoring from peers and faculty members.
SSS participants are introduced to college resources, a team of faculty and administrators, dedicated peer mentors and committed program professionals. Students receive services designed to develop skills and strategies to succeed in all aspects of college life.
Kristie Mosley is the Director. For additional information, contact the TRiO SSS office at (850) 718-2431.
SSS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS—The Chipola College Student Support Services (SSS) Program is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. The TRiO Society, SSS, SGA and Student Ambassadors welcomed Chipola College students during Fall registration. Club members helped new students with directions and information, and provided refreshments. For additional information, contact the TRiO SSS office at (850) 718-2431.
SMALL BUSINESS MONTHLY WORKSHOP SET AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA—Chipola College invites students, staff, faculty, and community members interested in learning more about small business resources to attend a meeting at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Building Z, Room 116 (Jackson Hall), on the Chipola campus.
The free workshop will provide an overview of small business resources. A different business theme will be showcased each month that may range from how to start a business, managing a budget, growing a business, establishing credit, seeking a loan, tax incentives, and other areas of interest.
Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions and to apply the concepts presented. Potential collaborations with Chipola College academic programs will also be presented.
For more information about small business resources, visit https://www.sba.gov/ or contact Dr. David Bouvin at 850-718-2380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA
MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer daytime and evening Law Enforcement Academy and Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over classes beginning in late September.
The daytime classes will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening classes meet weeknights from 5:30 to until 9:30 p.m.
Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT). The test is offered at the Chipola Public Service Building Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. Cost of the test is $45.
Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.
Classes are forming now. If interested please contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.
CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE FLU SHOTS ON CAMPUS
Chipola College is once again offering the flu shot for employees. The flu shot clinic will be offered Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Room A-186.
Covered members in Chipola’s health insurance plan, BCBS Blue Options, must present health ID card at the time of the flu shot. Covered dependents, ages 18 and up, are eligible to participate. Non-covered members may participate at a cost of $30 per person. Payment is due at the time of service. Cash, check or money order will be accepted.
Contact the Chipola College Human Resources Office with questions at 718-2402.
ENDLESS SUMMER EVENT IS A HIT
MARIANNA—More than 400 of the Chipola faithful turned out for the Chipola Appreciation Club’s “Endless Summer,” Aug. 26, at the National Guard Armory.
Some $50,000 was raised for a new endowment in honor of Robert Trammell, a former Chipola basketball player (1966) and long-time supporter of Chipola athletics. Trammell says, “I was moved by the outpouring of support for the college and my family. Chipola made a difference in my life and in the lives of so many others. I am proud to play a small part in ensuring that Chipola continues to serve the people of this area for generations to come.”
Chipola graduate Sen. Bill Montford was the special guest host and among the speakers who paid tribute to the honoree. He said, "Robert Trammell is a great example of a person who clearly understands and values those who have been a significant part of his life. His commitment to Chipola is a testament to his belief in returning gifts to those who have received them. Robert has received much from Chipola and has in return been a tireless worker in every facet of our great institution."
Cliff Ellis, head coach at Coastal Carolina, also paid tribute to Trammell, his lifelong friend, along with Chipola’s alumnus of the year Tom Gould, a retired business executive, who travelled from Montana to honor his Chipola classmate. The evening featured music by The Villagers, a popular Chipola band which has performed since the 1960’s. Original Villagers–Cliff Ellis, Allen Myers, George Boyer, Walter Dover and Andy Murray—played dance favorites, including their hit song “Laugh It Off.”
Trammell is the incoming president of the Chipola Appreciation Club which raises thousands annually to support the college’s athletic program. Through his leadership at events like Endless Summer, the club has established a $1.7 million Athletic Endowment.
During the event, officials announced a second scholarship fund—the Robert and Kay Trammell Endowment— to recognize Kay Trammell’s long-time support of the college. Funds for the second scholarship were raised at the Chipola Quail Calcutta which has been held at Trammell’s camp in Blountstown for two decades.
As an attorney, former teacher and coach, Trammell has enabled countless students to attend Chipola. Robert met his wife Kay at Chipola, and their children, Meredith and Doug, also are Chipola graduates.
Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, says, “As we look back on our 70-year history, it would be hard to think of many people who have helped Chipola more than Robert Trammell. His work extends far beyond athletics. When he was in the Florida House, he helped the college get a new Public Service Building, a Literature/Language Building and new Science Labs. He also has been a great friend to the Chipola Foundation which provides scholarships for all students.”
BERRY IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
MARIANNA—Laurie Berry, Department Associate in the Chipola College Financial Aid Department, has been named the college’s Career Employee of the Year for 2017.
Berry does Pell Grant awards and disbursements for more than _____ .
Her supervisor Beverly Hambright says, “Laurie is a great asset to the college. She is very patient and helpful to all the students.”
Laurie and her husband, Shane, live in Alford with their son, Zachary McCormick. The family is active in the Damascus Freewill Baptist Church of Marianna.
The Employee of the Year award recognizes the exceptional work of Chipola's career service employees. Candidates are nominated by fellow employees for exhibiting courtesy, motivation and professionalism. Annual winners receive a $1,000 bonus, reserved parking for a year, a one-year membership in AFC, and a $100 gift certificate from the college Book Store.
BERRY IS CHIPOLA’S CAREER EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR— Laurie Berry, Chipola College’s Department Associate in the Financial Aid Department, has been named the college’s Career Employee of the Year for 2017. Pictured from left, are: Chipola Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Jayne Roberts, Laurie Berry and Chipola President, Dr. Sarah Clemmons.
MARIANNA—A total of 224 students made the Chipola College Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Summer I and II Terms 2017.
To be placed on the Dean’s List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.
Students who made perfect averages of 4.0—straight A’s—and their hometowns are:
Altha—Breeanna Bennett, Brandee Eady, Jenny Liffick, Amberly Moseley, Caylynn Reeder, Chaddie Sapp.
Bascom—Jessica Lester, Emily Stephens.
Blountstown—Abby Bailey, Carlee Barfield, Emily Barragan, Anna Hassig, Morgan Leonard, Madelynn Lytle, Weston Schrock, Jennifer Snowden, Kaylin Weiler.
Bonifay—Alexis Bradley, Michelle Dampier, Jamie Dean, Candace Donaldson, Christin King, Connie Land, Courtney Reeves, Jarrett Segers, Marietta Thompson, Bridget Vickers.
Chipley—Chase Boyer, Allyanna Haddock, Crystal Hood Cierra Mayo, Lista patel, Seth Pemberton, Spencer Potter.
Cottondale—Tiffany Franklin, Joseph Hayes, Alexander Lamb, Kacie Miller, Lisa Nixon, Taajwar Pope, McKaylah See, Brittney Shores, Jason Whitehead.
Graceville—Camille Coggburn, Susan Lane, Sara Smith.
Grand Ridge—Karissa Childs.
Greenwood—Savana Carter, Caroline Gilley, Tommy Harkrider, Bonnie Maldonado, Rebecca Quattlebaum, Jackira Saffold, TraDejsa Speights.
Marianna—Paul Bamberg, Jessica Bean, Rachel Berbert, Tina Bigale, Matthew Bruner, Timothy Clair, John Garrett, Ezekiel Hardy, Chelsea Kuhajda, Destinee McDaniel, Marrah Mclain, Hunter Mitchell, Emma Nelson, Zachary Perkins, Ryan Reed, Deza Smith, Cora Ann Thomas, Jackson Van Huss, Caliegh Waterman, Alyssa Willey.
Ponce de Leon—Lauren Dee.
Sneads—Lana Barfield, Bailey Beauchamp, Heather Brinkmeier, Amanda Chance, Leah Kinard, Garrett McDaniel, Caleb Reed
Out of District—Cherelle Plair of Boynton Beach, Mary Stefanelli of Lamont, Morgan Clark, Floyd Coleman, and Joseph Woodruff of Panama City, Devin Rogers of Panama City Beach, Hannah Price of Port St. Joe, Bon Clarke of Tallahassee, Courtajia Sanders of Winter Haven, Ashley Maddox and Tiffany McAdams of Ashford, Ala., Tyra Johnson of Decatur, Ala., Yasmin Adderson, Brooks Maxwell, and Jacob Wainwright of Dothan, Ala., Shaela Gardner of Cordova, Tenn., Lyric Turner of Mansfield, Tex., Namiko Adams of Sacramento, Calif., Nana Sule of Nigeria.
Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are:
Alford—William Singleton, Jacob Whitehed.
Altha—Brian Gay, Melody Holt, Joseph King, Rachel Margrill, Samantha Nichols, Sebastian Skidmore, Valerie Taylor.
Bascom—Madison Christmas, Shanice Galvin, Devon Southwell.
Blountstown—Sofia Coley, Miranda Coxwell, Jessica Hill, Jessica Metcalf, Arizona Phinney, Rachel Williams.
Bonifay—Zayla Ard, Megan Erickson, Michelle Gilbert, Kassidy Raley.
Bristol—Kobe Burch, Amber Finch, Julie Lyons, Melinda Sellers.
Campbellton—Ashley Wesley, Christopher Oliver.
Chipley—Richard Adkison, Carol Boswell, Trenton Brock, Nancy Cook, Christopher Daily, Victor Fisher, Elizabeth Fleener, Thomas Gage, Jeremiah Gross, Caitlin Hogue, Felecia Keller, Lindsay Miller, Joshua Myers, Dawn Petersen, Allison Pettis, Antonique Sharpe, Latrelle Williams.
Clarksville—Sarah Hall, Savannah Stephens.
Cottondale—Lilly Ball, Haley Boggs, Bethany Horton, Antonia Johnson, Kayla Lathan.
Graceville—Trevor Haser, Bethany Kerr, Kurtiana Pinkard, Jeffrey Register, William Severson.
Grand Ridge—Karissa Cooper, Miriam Estok, Madelyn Goodson, Mikayla Suber.
Greenwood—Cydney Granberry, Wesley Stephens.
Marianna—Emily Anderson, Hannah Blount, Brandon Burch, Rachel Callahan, Grace Daffin, Kiandra Decree, Randi Fowler, Stuart Gamble, Layton Hanlon, Joshua Hess, Nicholas Hess, Michael Ingram, Christina Johnson, Trevor Mayo, Zackary McDaniel, Shawn Palmer, Lindsey Potts, Mikayla Richards, Kimberly Robinson, Kristopher Sampson, Jennifer Sizemore, David Smith, Shawn Wells.
Sneads—Orion Douthit, Alexis Hall, David Hamilton, Amy Hand, Bridgit Owens.
Out of District—Jacolbia Bush, Magnum Coker, and Stephen Wester of Panama City, Joslyn Connor of Panama City Beach, Ahsia Gray and Ryann Moore of Quincy, Jeremiah Christmas and Scott Rudd of Tallahassee, Amanda Chatham of Wewahitchka, Taylor Harper of Ashford, Ala., Bethany Shelley of Cottonwood, Ala., Bay-Leigh Sawyers of Dothan, Ala., Payton Dillard, Jessica English, and Elizabeth Moore of Gordon, Ala., Lacey Shehee of Hartford, Ala., Bobbie Morris of McDonough, Ga., Brody Wofford of Rome, Ga., Tyler Osik of Shoreham, N.Y., Summer Constable of Sullivan, OH., Jose Caballero of Panama, NULL.