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C Spire Wireless Academic All-Star Presented To Millington Student

Millington, Tenn. (October 15, 2012) – William Benson, a senior at Tipton-Rosemark Academy, has been named a C Spire Wireless Academic All-Stars Award winner.

Benson 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.

William is a remarkable student who has a passion for helping others. He holds a 3.8157 unweighted grade point average and currently takes two AP classes. He scored a 33 on the ACT with a perfect 36 on the reading subtest and a 1940 on the SAT. He received a National Merit Letter of Commendation. In addition, he is a member of the school’s cross country team.

William suffers from Asperger syndrome. He spearheaded an independent project in which he authored a book called “Fitness for All.” The book focused on the physical weaknesses often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders. He was asked to present his book at Xavier University with a clinician from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and an Inclusion Specialist from the Cincinnati Recreation Commission Division of Therapeutic Recreation. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital requested permission to publish the book.

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, Le-Moyne 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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