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CHS names Eagle Excellence award winners

Campbellsville High School recently announced its Eagle Excellence award winners for January.


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 David Petett and Campbellsville Independent Schools Superintendent 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.


Vocational Studies


CHS sophomore Kelson Griffiths receives the vocational studies award.


Kelson Griffiths


Griffiths’s teachers say he shows excellent leadership and work ethic, every day.


“He has excellent welding skills and does every task to the best of his ability. The sky is the limit for this young man after graduation,” his teachers say.




CHS senior Wyatt Houk receives the science award.


Wyatt Houk


Houk’s teachers say he is a natural leader and has an innate ability to problem solve.


“He has an excellent grasp of the laws of physics,” his teachers say.


Foreign Language Studies


CHS sophomore Aleah Knifley receives the foreign language studies.


Aleah Knifley


Her teachers say she is a Spanish II student who has completed her studies ahead of when expected, and always focuses on the task at hand.




CHS sophomore Haleigh Murphy receives the English award.


Haleigh Murphy


Murphy’s teachers say she is a very bright young lady who shows great attention to detail and provides maximum effort on every assignment.


“She is very diligent about her work, extending beyond just language and composition, and always strives to achieve perfection in whatever she is learning about.


“She genuinely enjoys reading and writing and positively contributes to the classroom environment. She is a joy to have in class,” her teachers say.



CHS freshman Haley Lopez receives the art award.


Haley Lopez


Her teachers say she is a talented artist who has an inquisitive imagination.


“When faced with a task, Haley tries to think of ways to do it differently from other people.


“She takes the directions given and adds to them, making her project stand out from the others in some creative way,” her teachers say.




CHS freshman Clark Kidwell receives the math award.


Clark Kidwell


His teachers say he has an inquisitive mind, and strives to not only get the correct answers, but to understand the process and meaning behind the solution.


“He makes notices and wonderings beyond the given problem. His maturity of thought allows him to grasp new material quickly.


“Clark’s focus and problem solving abilities make a positive contribution to the classroom,” his teachers say.




CHS senior Austin Fitzgerald receives the music award.


Austin Fitzgerald


His teachers say he is one of those students who can always be counted on to help, support and encourage others.


“He has a heart for people and truly strives to see the good in others and helps them see the good in themselves.


“Austin is committed. Everything he does, he does with his whole heart. It makes my heart smile to know that, as he continues on his journey through life, he is the type of person who does and will make the world a better place,” his teachers say.


Social Studies


CHS freshman Zoe Quackenbush receives the social studies award.


Zoe Quackenbush


Her teachers say she is very gifted in her understanding of social studies and the cause/effect relationship between events in the past.


“She is very engaging in her questioning and is a willing/active participant in all class discussions/lectures. She is a true joy to have in class,” her teachers say.

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