CCSD High School Senior Named 2016-17 Coca-Cola Scholar!

CCSD High School Senior Named 2016-17 Coca-Cola Scholar!

A Cherokee County School District high school senior has been named the winner of a prestigious national scholarship!

Isabelle Riddle of Sequoyah High School is 2016-17 Coca-Cola Scholar… one of only 150 students selected for this honor from 86,000 applications nationwide!

Isabelle Riddle

She has won a $20,000 college scholarship and will be honored in April at the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation’s 29th annual Scholars Banquet in Atlanta. Isabelle is one of only five Scholars from Georgia this year.

“A Coca-Cola Scholar not only exemplifies superior leadership, service, and academics — they are change agents, positively affecting others in their community,” said J. Mark Davis, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “These extraordinary humans are already society’s coffers with bolder action, more amazing technology, bigger advancements, healthier futures, and exponential possibility.”

Winners are selected based on their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community.

Isabelle, who recently was named the STAR Student for Cherokee County based on her exemplary academic performance, also is her school’s Student Delegate to the Cherokee County School Board.

A student leader, she has served as National Honor Society President and Student Government Treasurer and was selected for the Model Atlanta Regional Commission and Teen Leadership Cherokee, for which she earned the Most Outstanding Leader Award. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction and has won the PSAT Academic Achievement Award and an Academic Letter.

Isabelle is active in her community and volunteers for HFDA Gives Back (a service club she founded) and MUST Ministries as a Summer Lunch Coordinator and won a grant for her “Doggie Dash” Service Project. An accomplished dancer, Isabelle has won awards from the Georgia State PTA Reflections Contest and One National Dance Competition.

In addition to Isabelle’s honor, Woodstock High School senior A.J. Cox was named one of only 250 Regional Finalists nationwide.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across America and The Coca Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States.

CCSD School Wins First Place in National Middle School Academic Bowl State Championships!

Celebrating their win are, from left to right, Cal Pace, Justin Bolsen, Sean Yates, Captain Joseph Satterfield, Er’el Moyal, Coach Dr. Mark Nazemzadeh, Jordan Moyal and Hampton Barrineau.

A Cherokee County School District team won first place in the National Academic Quiz Tournament Middle School State Championship!

Creekland Middle School’s team earned the title by remaining undefeated, 10-0, through the competition between 43 teams on Saturday in Gwinnett County.

Team members Captain Joseph Satterfield and Hampton Barrineau, Justin Bolsen, Er’el Moyal, Jordan Moyal, Cal Pace and Sean Yates are coached by teachers Dr. Mark Nazemzadeh and Eli Rollman.

This achievement follows the team’s successful sweep of first and second place at the regional Georgia Academic Team Association competition and its win of CCSD’s Annual Middle School Academic Bowl. The team’s sixth-graders last summer placed fourth at the National competition.

Congratulations to CCSD’s Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Cherokee County School District’s 2017 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl competition!

The first- and second-place teams will proceed to the regional level of literary competition on Feb. 4, 2017 in Gainesville on their quest to earn the State title.

Arnold Mill Elementary School won the elementary school bowl, with Macedonia Elementary School placing second.

Freedom Middle School placed first in the middle school competition, and Mill Creek Middle School earned second.

Creekview High School won the high school showdown, and Etowah High School came in second.

Celebrating their success are Arnold Mill ES team members, from left to right, front row: Ramses Rivas, Dellaina McCarty, Jack Cavender, Michael Wells, Charlie Tyson; second row: Deliah Stanley, Kathryn Lamboley; back row: Coaches Jane Morris, Jacquie Zaski and Assistant Principal Dr. Christy Bowling.


Celebrating their success are Freedom MS team members: Haley Cook, Kaylan Effner, Braden Flournoy, Ashley Lyen, Parker Kuczmanski, Maddie Schaeffer, Celan Trowers, Michelle Voyles, Rylan Waters and Milan Yadav.  Coaches are teachers Allison Cook and Amber Effner.

Showing off their first-place awards are Creekview HS team members, from left to right, Gillian Brown, Grace Godwin, Emily McGhee, Tori Padgett, Kelsey Henson, Megan Halverson, Alex Kaye, Caitlin Canfield, Hannah Oliver and Alyssa Auten; and coaches media specialist Anne Thiers, far left, and teacher Liana Howard, far right.  Not pictured: Caitlyn Bergey, Thomas Roberts and Anika Duff.