Family, friends and fellow students crowded the gymnasium to honor Corinth High School students who earned honors in the Cambridge Awards Ceremony.
This is the third year for the awards ceremony. CHS students have faced the rigorous challenges of the Cambridge model to meet and achieve international college and career readiness standards.
"I am so proud of the way our students perform on Cambridge Assessments. We have proven that our students can compete with any in the world. The entire Corinth community can honestly say they are part of our success,” said CHS Principal Dane Aube.
Aube’s opening comments during the ceremony encouraged students to continue to strive to know what they want to achieve and be ready to answer when asked what they want to do.
Two students, Cole Dansie and Macy Moore, earned the distinctive International Certificate of Secondary Education Medallion.
Eighteen students earned the Advanced International Certificate of Education Diplomas. Three were students from the class of 2016 — Nona Davis, Zynnekia Nunnally and Olivia Wilbanks.
Fifteen of the students were members of the Class of 2017 — seven students earned their diplomas with merit — Yvette Evans, Baylee Howard, Rhett Robinson, Jacie Hudson, Ashton Murrah, Caroline Sleeper and Christian Peterson. One student earned his diploma with distinction — Daniel Villaflor.
The rest of the students earning AICE diplomas were Miller Carlton, Sadie Mitchell, Andy Clausel, Manual Franco, Avery Davis, Taylor Frye and Matthew Louis.
There were 22 Advanced Level Cambridge Scholars and 97 students earned their College-and Career-Ready Honor Cords.
"It is so exciting to see how many students have actively pursued earning their Cambridge Diploma. In the three years that we have recognized the Corinth students at the Cambridge Awards Ceremony, the number of AICE diplomas earned has tripled. That says a lot about the drive and ambition of our students,” said High School Cambridge Coordinator Jeannie Sauls.
Corinth School District Superintendent Lee Childress indicated the large number of students earning Cambridge honors was extraordinary. He told those present at the ceremony that the number honored Tuesday represented 22 percent of the Corinth School District student body.
Childress’ closing remarks echoed Aube’s sentiments as he publicly thanked the teachers, administration and staff for all their hard work. He provided a special congratulations to the teachers “because without them this would not have been possible. They went above and beyond the expectations.”