Campbellsville High School recently announced its Eagle Excellence award winners for December.
Eagle Excellence awards honor students who excel in eight specific academic areas. Winners are chosen each month, and can come from any grade level.
Teachers nominate students for the awards based on their performance in the classroom and their exemplary leadership skills.
Awards are given to students in the areas of science, English, vocational studies, art, social studies, math, music and foreign language studies.
When receiving the award, students are given a certificate signed by CHS Principal Kirby Smith and Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Mike Deaton.
Award winners also have their photographs featured in a wooden case hung beside the CHS office.
Students who were chosen for the honor this month include the following.
Brandon Greer, a sophomore, receives the Eagle Excellence award for science.
Greer completed the AP Computer Science course in Java last year as a freshman. He also completed IC3 industry certification.
This year, Greer is taking the new nationwide AP Computer Science Principles course. He worked over the summer to help with networking at Campbellsville Elementary School and helped CIS information technology personnel get the school’s computers ready for the start of school.
Greer is also continuing a computer science internship this school year.
He is very conscientious about his school work and is always polite and courteous. He plans to pursue a career in engineering.
CHS senior Laura Lamb receives the Eagle Excellence award for English.
She is a hard-working student with a creative mind and a voice that shines through her writing.
Lamb is dependable, respectful and can always be counted on to produce high-quality work.
Gabriel Carter, a junior, receives the Eagle Excellence award in the vocational category.
Carter has really matured in behavior, academics and technical skills since last year school year.
In his blueprint reading class of 17 students, Carter is at the top of the class. He goes out of his way to help other students with what the class is learning.
In welding classes, Carter is always focused and busy trying to be the best he can at this skill. He was one of the first to pass the performance part of the industry certification test this year.
No matter if he is asked to work on a fun, interesting project or to sweep the floor, Carter does it all with a good work ethic and a positive attitude, which are two of the main aspects employers want to see in students.
CHS senior Tiffany Stagner receives the Eagle Excellence award in art.
Stagner is an excellent student and leader in both high school and middle school art classrooms.
She helps with the fourth- through sixth-grade art classes each day by preparing and distributing materials and helping with cleanup.
But mostly, Stagner helps by being an example of amazing talent and through talking about her art and talking with their students about their own art.
When she doesn’t have a specific task assigned, Stagner works on what middle school students are doing so they have an example of how the project can look. It gives them something to model when creating their own work.
Stagner is also in Specialized Art and Independent Study as a student, amazing teachers daily with her talent.
Sydney Wilson, a freshman, receives the Eagle Excellence award in social studies.
Wilson is deserving of the award because, despite being exposed to new and rigorous course materials in her AP Geography class, she has met every challenge head on and continues to work extremely hard to main her grades in the course.
Aside from her academic performance, Wilson has demonstrated a genuine interest in course content through inquisitive questioning, investigative work outside of the classroom and creative projects that have been assigned throughout the year.
Teachers say they appreciate her approach to their classes and couldn’t be more proud of a student.
CHS freshman Zoe McAninch receives the Eagle Excellence award in math.
McAninch is the type of student who does “it” right in the world of academics.
She works hard, listens well, takes notes, asks questions and always applies herself.
Math is not a spectator sport, and McAninch chooses to be a participant in her own “education.”
Hard working, intelligent and motivated are a few words used to describe McAninch, but she also has a kind, compassionate and caring heart. Teachers say they witness everything that has been written about McAninch on a daily basis, and it’s been an honor to say they are her teachers.
CHS senior Blair Lamb receives the Eagle Excellence award in music.
Lamb has been a dedicated choir member since her freshman year.
She has been a part of the KMEA All-State Choir each year, most years having the highest audition scores in the 4th District.
Lamb is involved in the theater program at Campbellsville University, is this year’s Distinguished Young Woman for Taylor County and has won numerous awards for her singing and work on the stage.
Her teachers say they are blessed to have had the privilege to work with Blair in a variety of ways.
Foreign Language Studies
Christian Berry, a junior, receives the Eagle Excellence award in foreign language.
Berry has demonstrated excellence in foreign language study, service and leadership in his Spanish class.