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C Spire Wireless Academic All-Star Presented To Memphis Student


Memphis, Tenn. (December 17, 2012) – Caylon Pettis, a senior at Whitehaven High School, has been named a C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars Award winner.

Pettis is one of seven students in the Memphis area who received this week’s award for English & Literature. C Spire Wireless will recognize more than 160 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Pettis and other weekly winners will be honored at an awards luncheon at the Hilton Memphis on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Pettis is an outstanding student who maintains a solid balance between academics, an active school life and community service. He holds a 4.125 weighted grade point average and scored 29 on the ACT with a 30 on the English and Reading sections of the test. Pettis is treasurer of the National English Honor Society and is fundraising manager for the National Spanish Honor Society. He has taken Advanced Placement English and Literature and excelled.

Actively involved in many school activities, Pettis is captain of the Media Team. He was selected to be on the Student Advisory Board which gives children the chance to advise Memphis City School board members. Pettis also is a member of Peer Power, an organization that recruits and trains high-performing students to tutor and mentor their peers, encourage active learning, value education and be personally accountable for their futures.

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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