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C Spire Wireless Academic All-Star Presented To Collierville Student


Collierville, Tenn. (October 22, 2012) – Grant Powell, a senior at Collierville High School, has been named a C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars Award winner.

Powell 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. He and other weekly winners will be honored at a luncheon at the Hilton Memphis, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Powell is an excellent student and a National Merit Semifinalist. He holds a 4.52 weighted grade point average and currently ranks fourth in a class of 449 seniors. Powell scored 34 on the ACT and 2140 on the SAT. By the time he graduates, Powell will have completed 10 AP classes. Recently, he was named a Distinguished AP Scholar. Last summer Powell participated in American Legion Boys State and the University of Tennessee Governor’s School where he spent five weeks attending college level classes in biomedical engineering.

An excellent student of economics, Powell won the Federal Reserve’s state economics competition. He is vice president of the Student Government Association and served as vice president of the junior class.

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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