School Board Recognitions (April)

The Houston High CyberPatriots- We were proud to congratulate these students on their recent victory—becoming the #1 team in the entire State of Tennessee. CyberPatriots are an ethical hackers club, focused on training tomorrow’s tech leaders how to secure computer networks. Each team was recognized for their outstanding work:

Bad Rats, including: Drew Carmichael, Mitchell Cummings, Bryce Evans (Captain), JT Hicks, Alan Li, and Kristofer Preza.
Cyber Scrubs, including: James Lindsay, Michael Jones, John Pi, Vijay Rajagopal (Captain), Alejandro Scroggs, and Daniel Sylwestrowicz.
Ethical Hackers, including: Lucas Darder, Wyatt Dolce (Captain), Joshua Lee, Lukas Marinovic, Michael Porter, Adam Williams.
Safe Computer, including: Rahul Ajmera, Taabish Kathawala, Tim Liang (Captain), Jacob Pierce, Nikolas Preza, and William Robertson.

Delegates to the TSBA Student Congress- We would like to recognize the students who served as delegates 'TSBA Student Congress on Policies in Education', including their teacher sponsor, Brenda Kinney. Students include: Holden Brewer, Christian Chi, Michelle Myers, Nwandinobi Onyeagocha, and the SCOPE student president, Antonio Scott.

Presentation of funds by Q107.5 to Employable Outcomes for Individuals With Disabilities campaign. GMSD student communications interns and chief organizers of the event, Antonio Scott and Olivia Brommer, will accept the check on behalf of Houston High School.  A partnered event between Q107.5 and Saddle Creek, the station was able to raise $1,020 to help promote local job training for our students with disabilities.

Assistant Superintendent Dan Haddow then recognized Riverdale teacher Shannon Miller, for excellence in teacher performance on the Eleot model.  Check out our story on the Alternative Energy Fair at Riverdale to see how this teacher rose to the challenge of the Eleot model and ended up beginning a new RES tradition across the grade levels.

Chief of Operations Josh Cathey recognized Riverdale Plant Manager James Smith for his excellent service to the school.  Smith's recent return to school grounds was meaningful--and he received a heartfelt standing ovation from audience members.

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