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JCHS Class of 2017 has 22 honor graduates


Jenkins County High School honor graduates are, from left, first row: Heather Elizabeth Godbee, Kristin Jewel Williams, Alischia Desiree' McGee, Celena Jayne' Bragg, Alyssa Nichole Fail, Taylor Emily Butler, Sydney Brooke Aaron, Shermya D'Asia Hamilton; second row: Ansley Hope Hurst, Daniela Avendano-Hernandez, Sarah Elizabeth Clark, Samantha Alexis McCall, Meghan Micalea Burke, Carrie Makayla Pye, Ansley Lane Brinson; third row: Morgan Cale Birdwell, Aranza Cristina Linares, Zachary Taylor Becton; and fourth row: Jacob William Nelson, Josh Dong, Elijah Lael Waters, Destiny Breanna Martin. 
(Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) Jenkins County High School honor graduates are, from left, first row: Heather Elizabeth Godbee, Kristin Jewel Williams, Alischia Desiree' McGee, Celena Jayne' Bragg, Alyssa Nichole Fail, Taylor Emily Butler, Sydney Brooke Aaron, Shermya D'Asia Hamilton; second row: Ansley Hope Hurst, Daniela Avendano-Hernandez, Sarah Elizabeth Clark, Samantha Alexis McCall, Meghan Micalea Burke, Carrie Makayla Pye, Ansley Lane Brinson; third row: Morgan Cale Birdwell, Aranza Cristina Linares, Zachary Taylor Becton; and fourth row: Jacob William Nelson, Josh Dong, Elijah Lael Waters, Destiny Breanna Martin. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) The Jenkins County High School graduating Class of 2017 has 22 honor graduates. The graduates and their plans after graduation are as follows.

Alyssa Nichole Fail- Alyssa is the daughter of Lynn and Winton Fail. She plans to attend Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in Nursing.

Zachary Taylor Becton- Zachary is the son of Vanessa Pierce. He plans to continue his education at Georgia Southern University and later transfer to Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Aranza Cristina Linares- Aranza is the daughter of Javier and Martha Linares. He plans to attend East Georgia College to pursue a degree in journalism.

Elijah Lael Waters- Elijah is the son of Charles and Denise Waters. He plans to continue his education at Georgia Southern University and later transfer to Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in Engineering.

Ansley Lane Brinson- Ansley is the daughter of Danny and Monica Brinson. She plans to attend East Georgia State College in the fall and later transfer to Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in nursing.

Kristin Jewell Williams- Kristin is the daughter of Ruth Williams and the late Jewell Williams. She plans to attend Augusta University to pursue a career as an OB/ GYN.

Ansley Hope Hurst- Hope is the daughter of Patricia Saxon and Lin Hurst. She plans to attend East Georgia State College in the fall and transfer to Augusta University to earn a master’s degree in Dental Hygiene.

Alischia Desiree’ McGee- Alischia is the daughter of Anthony and Gladys Mae McGee. She plans to attend Albany State University to pursue a degree in Social Work.

Morgan Cale Birdwell- Cale is the son of Lisa Birdwell and the late Mike Birdwell. He plans to continue his education at East Georgia State College and transfer to another school to pursue his degree in nursing. His honors are presented by his mom, Lisa Birdwell.

Destiny Breanna Martin- Destiny is the daughter of Jennifer Martin. She plans to attend Georgia Southern University and later transfer to the University of Georgia to pursue a degree in Veterinarian Medicine.

Sarah Elizabeth Clark- Sarah is the daughter of Tammy Flakes and Jody Flakes. She plans to attend Southeastern Technical College to pursue a degree in Nursing.

Daniela Avendano-Hernandez Daniela is the daughter of Joel and Fidencia Avendano. She plans to attend Southeastern Technical College to complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Program.

Taylor Emily Butler- Taylor is the daughter of Lin and April Hurst and Larry and Ginger Butler. She plans to attend East Georgia State College then transfer to Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in Nursing.

Celena Jayne’ Bragg- Celena is the daughter of Jason and Tina Bragg. She plans to attend Southeastern Technical College to pursue a degree in Nursing.

Shermya D’Asia Hamilton- Shermya is the daughter of Cassandra Hamilton. She plans to attend Southeastern Technical

College to pursue a degree in Nursing.

Heather Elizabeth Godbee- Heather is the daughter of Mickey and Rhonda Godbee. She plans to pursue a career in Cosmetology.

Carrie Makayla Pye- Carrie is the daughter of Bruce and Dianne Pye. She plans to attend Southeastern Technical College to pursue a degree in Cosmetology.

Sydney Brooke Aaron- Brooke is the daughter of Wesley Aaron and Jessica Wilson. She plans to attend Georgia Southern University and later transfer to Augusta University to pursue a degree in Dentistry.

Samantha Alexis McCall- Samantha is the daughter of Stephanie Lampp and Jamie Davis. She plans to attend Augusta Technical College and later transfer to Augusta University to pursue a degree in Sonography.

Meghan Micalea Burke- Meghan is the daughter of Michelle Burke and Kenneth McCoy. She plans to attend East Georgia State College and later transfer to Albany State University to pursue a degree in Psychology.

Jacob William Nelson- 2017 Salutatorian and Star Student. Jacob is the son of Charly and Terry Nelson. He plans to attend Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in Accounting.

Josh Dong- 2017 Valedictorian - Josh is the son of Mao Xiong Dong and Nian Yue Lin. He plans to attend Georgia Southern University and later transferring to Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in Nuclear Engineering.

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