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C Spire Wireless Academic All-Star Presented To Memphis Student


Memphis, Tenn. (November 5, 2012) – Briana Clayton, a senior at Central High School, has been named a C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars Award winner.

Clayton 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.

Clayton is a bright and determined student who looks for ways to broaden her knowledge. She holds a 4.64 weighted grade point average, scored 27 on the ACT with a 34 on the English portion of the test and currently ranks fifth in a class of 368 seniors. With the Memphis Prep academic program she spent last summer at Phillips Exeter Academy taking classes in anatomy/physiology and calculus. She is a five-time recipient of the Memphis City Schools William H. Sweet Award for Academic Excellence.

A member of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society, Clayton serves as a peer tutor and has been a member of the Student Council since 10th grade. She is a member of the Key Club and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and a four-year member of the school band where she plays the oboe. Clayton was selected for the All West Band, the Austin Peay Honor Band, the University of Tennessee-Martin Symphonic Band and University of Memphis Honor Band.

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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