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ACHS seniors offered more than $1.8 million in scholarships

The graduating class at Ashe County High School jumps for joy following the awards’ ceremony
held Friday, May 30, in the ACHS auditorium. The seniors have accepted more than $1.1 million
in scholarship money.

Originally published: Jun. 5
Last modified: Jun. 5

Heather Samudio

Ashe County High School seniors were recognized for their outstanding achievements on Friday, May 30, during an awards ceremony in the school auditorium.

The senior class has been offered more than $1.8 million in scholarships and has accepted $1,141,733 in scholarships.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the class of 2014,” said ACHS guidance counselor Tara Miller. “Once again, our seniors have achieved great success in obtaining scholarships to further their college education. Our seniors work hard every year completing scholarship applications, which require a lot of work, including completing resumes, essays, recommendations and interviews. It is a pleasure to get to watch them on senior awards day when they see that their hard work has paid off.”

The ACHS chorus performed at the ceremony and sang “Keep Holding On,” dedicating it to the senior class.

Principal Jason Krider addressed the class and said they have a special place in his heart, as they were the first class he got to know from the ninth-grade onward.

During the event, Alexandria Noelle Barker was honored for having perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th-grade. 

For the full story see the Ashe Mountain Times print edition June 5.

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