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C Spire Wireless Academic All-Star Presented To Hernando Student


Hernando, Miss. (October 22, 2012) – Colleen Hughes, a senior at Hernando High School, has been named a C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars Award winner.

Hughes was one of six students in the Greater Memphis area who received this week’s award for General Scholarship. C Spire Wireless will recognize more than 160 students during the 2012-2013 school year. She and other weekly winners will be honored at a luncheon at the Hilton Memphis, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Hughes is a top student who balances a rigorous course load with leadership activities. She holds a 99.82 weighted grade point average and scored 32 on the ACT. She is an enthusiastic and committed member of the concert and marching bands. In the marching band, she is section leader and typically first chair clarinet. A member of the National Honor Society, Hughes received the AP English Award and the Trigonometry Award and was one of the few juniors recognized as a C Spire Academic All-Star last year.

As one of the founding members of the school’s Youth Advisory Council, Hughes took on the role of president. She leads meetings and oversees peer-tutoring sessions. She organizes advertising for the program and plans fundraisers to raise money for charities. Hughes also helps to organize and execute “Prom Promise” each year with SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).

The C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars program was conceived to identify and recognize high school students for excellence in academics, school leadership and community service. Now in its 7th year, the C Spire Academic All-Stars Awards are presented weekly for 28 weeks during the academic year from nominations submitted by school administrators. Judges include educators from Rhodes College, The University of Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen College and Christian Brothers University. Each Sunday during the year, C Spire Academic All-Stars are announced in The Commercial Appeal.

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