The Georgia Department of Education announced that a total of 208 graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2018 Georgia Scholars, and nine of those scholars are from Hall County Schools.

The students listed below have been named Georgia Scholars, high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life.

High SchoolGeorgia Scholar
Chestatee High SchoolKristen Wedegis
Chestatee High SchoolMadison Cottrell
Chestatee High SchoolLindsey Grater
Chestatee High SchoolMegan Freeman
Chestatee High SchoolElizabeth Fawcett
East Hall High SchoolJoshua Serrano-lldefonso
East Hall High SchoolKristy Ward
East Hall High SchoolTucker Williamson
Flowery Branch High SchoolEleanor Luciani

The GaDOE describes them as high school seniors “who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.” Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

“Students receiving the Georgia Scholar recognition are truly well-rounded,” Superintendent Richard Woods said. “They’ve engaged in extracurricular [activities], worked hard in a broad range of academic subjects, served their communities, and grown as leaders. A true education encompasses more than just the traditional ‘core’ subjects, and these students exemplify that.”

The program is coordinated by GaDOE’s Excellence Recognition office and through local coordinators in each public school system and private schools throughout the state.

The Hall County School Board will be recognizing these students at the May 21 Board Meeting. We are very proud of our nine outstanding seniors who have been named 2018 Georgia Scholars!