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Students honored for willingness to learn
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Dawson County High School Counselor Cherie Ferguson presents ninth grader Meghan Picklesimer with her Tiger Award. Picklesimer, one of 61 students recognized, was selected for the Tiger Award by teacher Michelle Gee. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson Community News

Fall 2011 Tiger Awards

Ninth grade

Rhys Adams
Clent Blackwell
Megan Brumbelow
Michael Burgess
Brianna Cartwright
Justin Evans
James Holton
Jaimee Marino
Malachi Mayfield
Cody McGinnis
India Pagels
Meghan Picklesimer
Emily Poss
Michael Putlak
Josh Sage
Claudia Santillan
Josh Vanlandingham
Marah Wilson
Samantha Woodward

10th grade

Kamila Baran
Mason Bearden
Taylor Bittenger
Tyler Blalock
Eli Brown
David Carter
Ashally Collett
Morgan Eipper
Brooks Fulford
Chris Hamby
Baylee Kinsey
Ben Leaver
Makayla Martin
Lucas Pain
Hannah Smith
Steven Stanfill

11th grade

Josh Brock
Brock DeMoss
Tyler Dominy
Savannah Estes
Katie Harrison
Katherine Kirby
Blake McDaniel
Eve Perkins
Kalynn Priest
Kayla Schandera
Adam Shelp
Austin Walls
Taylor Watts

12th grade

James Carr
Morgan Collett
Eduardo Cruz
Bryce French
Brian Gantick
Rachel Gloeckner
Kristi Hyams
Taylor Loden
Ragen Medlock
Carissa Perez
Stanton Rogers
Shelby Sage
Anna Torres

Dozens of students at Dawson County High School were recognized recently for their enthusiasm to learn and willingness to achieve.

The Tiger Awards are given each semester to students who demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning, are willing to put out extra effort for the sake of doing a good job and are willing to help others achieve.

"We looked for students that had good attendance, that were on time for class, that turned in their work on time, were responsible, they were an involved learner, they asked questions," said Principal Jute Wilson at the ceremony in December. "They also maximized their learning potential."

Every teacher at the high school nominates one student to receive the Tiger Award. Several students receiving a Tiger Award said they had also received the same award last year.

"These students here are doing something right. To have the nomination of one of your teachers, there's no greater honor than that," Wilson said.

Counselor Cherie Ferguson created the Tiger Awards to celebrate outstanding students in fall 2010.

"Sometimes the hardest working student gets overlooked," she said. "It doesn't mean they have the highest grade, but I wanted to create an award that honored those students."