Campbellsville High School recently announced its Eagle Excellence award winners for August.
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 Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent Kirby Smith and CHS Principal Kirby Smith.
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.
Jonta’ Strawther, a senior, receives the art award.
Strawther has really grown as an artist, according to art teacher Jo Ann Harris.
“He came into general art class thinking he would get his required arts course out of the way,” she said. “Now, he has taken initiative in specialized art class to set his own pace and develop his own curriculum map in order to progress as a painter.”
Harris said she is very proud of Strawther’s drive and growth as an artist.
Kimberly Harden, a senior, receives the math award.
Harden consistently gives 100% of herself daily in math class, according to teacher Kevin Rafferty.
“She always works extremely hard every day, and does it with a smile.”
Foreign Language Studies
Randy Harris, a junior, receives the foreign language studies award.
Harris is taking German 2 and is 29% done with the first semester and maintaining a straight A average thus far, according to virtual instructor David Williams.
“I want to add, not just because of his grade average and his progress, but Randy also comes in, puts his headphones in, takes a book full of notes and never makes a peep. The man is serious about German!”
Christian Berry, a senior, receives the social studies award.
Besides demonstrating his content knowledge on assessments, Berry goes above and beyond in many areas of class that make him deserving of this award, according to teacher Blake Milby.
“He is an active participant in class discussions and lectures and is very inquisitive about course content.
“He is also a great resource for me and doesn’t mind helping his fellow classmates if they are struggling. He is polite, kind and a joy to have in class.”
Zoe McAninch, a sophomore, receives the science award.
McAninch is an extremely driven and passionate student, according to teacher Lauren Bennett.
“Thus far in the school year, she has made every effort to excel in AP biology, by going beyond what has been asked of her, and even coming to the aid of her peers. Zoe has a bright future in the world of science!”
Brody Weeks, a junior, receives the vocational studies award.
Steven Thomas, a welding instructor at Green County Area Technology Center, nominated Weeks.
“You never see this young man when he isn't smiling and happy,” Thomas said.
“Brody has a great work ethic and leadership skills, and he is always glad to help anyone he can and tries his best on every assignment.”
Alex Lofton, a freshman, receives the English award.
“Alex is a consistently positive student who brings life to classroom discussion and participation,” according to teacher Tyler Hardy.
“He walks in with a smile each day, ready to challenge himself with whatever task is at hand.”
Hayley Stapleton, a junior, receives the music award.
Music teacher Jessica Floyd said Stapleton is a model choir student.
“She is an excellent example to her fellow choir members and is constantly looking to improve her own singing skills,” Floyd said.
“Hayley is always smiling and ready to work.”