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C Spire Wireless Academic All-Star Presented To Brighton Student


Brighton, Tenn. (December 17, 2012) – Sydney Smith, a senior at Brighton High School, has been named a C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars Award winner.

Smith is one of seven students in the Greater 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. Smith and other weekly winners will be honored at an awards luncheon at the Hilton Memphis on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Smith is an exceptional student who works to improve academically. She holds a 4.0 unweighted grade point average and scored 34 on the ACT with a perfect 36 on the English portion of the test. Smith has taken three years of College Preparatory English classes and currently is enrolled in AP English IV. She continually earns top marks and received a top score of ‘6’ on the Tennessee Writing Assessment.

Last summer, Smith attended Vanderbilt University where she took Literature and Cognitive Theory. She has earned the Cardinal Academic Excellence Award each year in high school and is a member of the school’s Knowledge Bowl Team, historian for the National Honor Society and secretary for Mu Alpha Theta, the math honor society. Last year, Smith received the award for highest average in English III and French. She also won second place at the TMTA Math Competition.

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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