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Memphis area academic all-stars take center stage at annual awards program

172 student scholars to be honored by C Spire Wireless, Commercial Appeal Media during awards program on Thursday in areas of achievement, leadership, good character and community service

Memphis, Tenn. (May 1, 2013) – C Spire Wireless and Commercial Appeal Media will recognize top student scholars from Memphis area high schools on Thursday, May 2 for excellence in academics, leadership and community service during the 2012-2013 C Spire Academic All-Stars Awards program.

All 172 student scholars and their parents, family members, teachers and friends are expected to attend the 11:30 a.m. luncheon program at the Hilton Memphis where 11 students will receive awards in 10 curriculum categories, including art, drama and speech, English and literature, foreign language, general scholarship, mathematics, music, science, social sciences and history and career-technical.

Now in its seventh year, the C Spire Academic All-Stars Awards are presented weekly over 28 weeks during the academic year from nominations submitted by school administrators at 93 participating high schools in the Bartlett- Cordova, Germantown-Collierville, DeSoto County, Millington-Tipton areas and city of Memphis.

“Our goal is to show these young people that their accomplishments, discipline, dedication and hard work make a difference and are important ingredients for growing a rich, thriving economy in this region,” said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire Wireless. “We want these high achievers to see Memphis and the Mid-South region as a place they want to live and begin their professional careers after college.”

For more information about the C Spire Academic All-Stars program, go to Academic All-Stars.

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