Anytime we get a chance to give a pat on the back to our local students for their accomplishments we are glad to do it.
This past week, both local Rotaries co-hosted a special awards lunch that honored four students who in their own words told us that they excelled way past what their own expectations called for.
Each of the four had the highest SAT score in their school and were in the top 10th of their class.
The Bank of Georgia sponsored the awards for these bright young students who will no doubt be future leaders of our community.
The winner from Heritage High was Elizabeth Catlin Butler. Jorge Castro represented Salem High and Kaegan Gregory hailed from Rockdale High. Alex Norwood represented Rockdale Magnet School of Science and Technology.
All four of these students honored a teacher and impressed us with their poise and determination to succeed.
Alex Norwood was also recognized as being chosen as the best of the best.
We hardly know how anyone could make that judgment. As far as we are concerned, all four are the best of the best.
We want to give special thanks to the two rotary clubs and the Bank of Georgia for their continued efforts to support the young scholars of our community.