Kayli Wilson was introduced at the Honors Night ceremony as the 2012 RHS Valedictorian. Andy Norman was unveiled as salutatorian.
Among the other students recognized were 37 honor graduates of the Class of 2012. Honor graduates earned the honor by maintaining a combined grade point average of 89.5 and above for all four years of high school.
Honor graduates are: Kristen Akins, Arienna Anderson, Josh Andrews, Whitney Bennett, Jessica Campbell, Jamie Anne Conway, Daniel Cook, Taylor Dellinger, Ann Enverga, Kody Fennell, Savanna Garrett, Krista Gay, Savannah Gazaway, Devan Goss, Makayla Graves, Kelsey Harp, Robert Heaton, Darius Holloman, Sarah Kofile, Svanna Landrum, Clay Mayben, Charissa Moore, Andrew Norman, Holly Priest, Hannah Purser, Angela Simmons, Zach Thompson, Montana tilley, Jordan Torline, Chelsi Ward, Jeremiah Wheatley, Hannah White, Alex Williams, Sabrina Williams, Kayli Wilson, Montana Wilson and Caroline Worley.
During commencement exercises Friday, retiring RHS Principal Teresa Treadaway said the school also is graduating 60 HOPE scholars. The HOPE scholarship is available to Georgia students who graduate with a 3.0 grade point average and also meet other qualifications.
The monetary value of the scholarships awarded to the RHS Class of 2012 exceeds $1,647,000, Treadaway said.
Among the other awards presented Thursday were:
Certificates for achievements in economics: Holly Priest and Andy Norman.
Scoring above 1500 on the SAT: Andy Norman, Jessica Campbell, Jamie Anne Conway, Ann Enverga, Devan Goss, Clay Mayben, Holly Priest, Simon Clayton, Zach Thompson, Seth Treadaway, Kayli Wilson and Montana Wilson.
Four years as a Renaissance student: Kristen Akins, Whitney Bennett, Chasity Brooks, Cassie Brown, Jessica Campbell, Jamie Anne Conway, Daniel Cook, Kevin Croker, Jerrick Davis, Taylor Dellinger, Ann Enverga, Savannah Gazaway, Kelsey Harp, Jordan Heaton, Lashara Holloman, Jessica Johnson, Savanna Landrum, Clay Mayben, Charissa Moore, Andy Norman, Hannah Purser, Angela Simmons, Zach Thompson, Chelsi Ward, Miranda Whalen, Hannah White, Montana Wilson and Caroline Worley.
Atlanta Journal Cup: Zach Thompson.
Award of Excellence: Jamie Anne Conway, Andy Norman, Kayli Wilson.
Bill Keller Athlete of the Year: Janell Echols and Darius Holloman.
Call to Serve Award (Marines): Jacob Brumbelow.
John Philip Sousa Award: Clay Mayben.
NAIA Champion of Character: Whitney Bennett and Darius Holloman.
National Honor Society: Whitney Bennett, Jessica Campbell, Jamie Anne Conway, Ann Enverga, Savanna Garrett, Savannah Gazaway, Makayla Graves, Kelsey Harp, Clay Mayben, Charissa Moore, Andy Norman, Hannah Purser, Chelsi Ward, Hannah White, Kayli Wilson, Montana Wilson and Caroline Worley.
Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award: Candace Campbell.
STAR student: Kayli Wilson.
STAR teacher: Darrell Lee.
State FFA Degree: Kyle Newberry and Jeff Williams.
Student Mentor: Whitney Bennett, Jackson Bishop, Kailey Brooks, Bakia Brown, Candace Campbell, Jessica Campbell, Jamie Anne Conway, Taylor Dellinger, Janell Echols, Ann Enverga, Savanna Garrett, Thaddius Gordon, Makayla Graves, Kelsey Harp, Dariuos Holloman, Airon Honea, Jessica Johnson, Clay Mayben, Charissa Moore, Andy Norman, Lane Odom, Hannah Purser, Clayton Simon, April Streetman, Montana Tilley, Jordan Torline, Seth Treadaway, Chelsi Ward, Hannah White, Alex Williams, Kayli Wilson, Montana Wilson and Caroline Worley.
U.S. Marine Corps Award, Distinguished Athlete: Candace Campbell and Jackson Bishop.
U.S. Marine Corps Award, Science Achievement: Jordan Heaton.
U.S. Marine Corps Award, Scholastic Achievement: Ann Enverga.
U.S. Marine Corps Award, Semper Fidelis: Clay Mayben.
Vince Dooley Award: Jackson Bishop and Alana Jones.
Foreign Language, Spanish: Ann Enverga.
Science, Anatomy and Physiology: Arienna Anderson.
Science, Environmental Science: Darius Holloman.
Science, Honors Anatomy and Physiology: Andy Norman.
Alpha Delta Kappa, Gamma Mu Future Educator: Montana Wilson.
Betty Stegall Memorial Scholarship: Janell Echols.
Carroll EMC Scholarship: Savanna Lundrum.
Cody Singleton Memorial Scholarship: Darius Holloman.
C.R. Hazen Memorial Scholarship: Clay Mayben.
Classco Memorial Scholarship: Andy Norman.
Eastside Elementary Beta Club Scholarship: Kayli Wilson.
Georgia Power N.W. Credit Union, Brenda Buford Memorial Scholarship: Zach Thompson.
Jefferson Southern Scholarships: Jamie Anne Conway and Kayli Wilson.
Keep Polk Beautiful Scholarship: Makayla Graves.
Kim Little Memorial Scholarship: Montana Wilson.
Kiwanis Club of Rockmart Scholarship: Makayla Graves.
L.D. Wheeler Memorial/Exchange Club Scholarship: Jessica Campbell.
Meggitt Polymers and Composites Scholarship: Montana Wilson.
Pilot Club Challenge Scholarship: Breanna Chafin.
Polk Community Foundation Scholarships: Hannah Purser, Chelsi Ward and Caroline Worley.
RHS National Honor Society Scholarships: Andy Norman and Caroline Worley.
Rockmart Civic Arts Commission Scholarship: Jessica Campbell and Kelsey Harp.
Rockmart-Polk County Rotary Club/Dr. O.E. Smith Memorial Scholarship: Candace Campbell.
Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship: Darius Holloman.
Baptist Appreciation Scholarship: Montana Wilson.
Coca-Cola Scholarship: Kelsey Harp.
Georgia Baptist Student Achievement Award: Hannah Purser.
Berry College Academic Scholarship: Kayli Wilson.
Georgia Northwestern Tech Foundation: Hannah White.
Jacksonville State University Faculty Scholarship: Emily Perry.
Jacksonville State University Gem of the Hills Scholarship: Montana tilley.
LaGrance College Tower Scholarship: Clayton Simon.
Marion Military Cadetship Award: Whitney Bennett.
Marion Military Institute Cadetship Award: Shaina Applewhite.
Marioan Military Public Service Award: Whitney Bennett.
Shorter College Faculty Scholarship: Hannah Purser.
Shorter College Scholarship: Montana Wilson.
Shorter University grant: Hali Crete.
Shorter University grant: Savannah Gazaway.
Southern Polytechnic State University Alumni Scholarship: Andy Norman.
Young Harris College faculty scholarship: Breanna Farmer.
ABAC athletic scholarship: Brady Garrett.
East Georgia College: Balie Willis.
Marion Military College Softball Scholarships: Shaina Applewhite and Whitney Bennett.
Shorter University scholarships: Janell Echols and Charissa Moore.
Mathematics, Advanced Math Decision Making: Raquel Reddon.
Mathematics, AP Calculus: Jamie Anne Conway.
Mathematics, Math 4: Kelsey Harp.
Fine Arts, Advanced Drama: Kelsey Harp.
Fine Arts, Pottery: Shaina Applewhite.
Fine Arts, Visual Arts 3: Kailey Brooks.
English, AP Literature: Kayli Wilson.]
English, British Literature: Jamie Anne Conway.
CTAE, Business Communications and Presentation: Taylor Dellinger.
CTAE, Computer Applications, Kevin Croker.
CTAE, CTI Work Based Learning, Andrew Arnold.
CTAE, Food and Nutrition, Jamie Anne Conway.
CTAE, Interior Design, Hannah White.
CTAE, Outstanding CTI, Breanna Chafin.
CTAE, Yearbook Staffer of the Year, Jessica Stegall.
Cerfified Nursing Assistant: Whitney Bennett, Jackson Bishop, Ann Enverga, Emily Jolly, Jasmine Penn, April Streetman, Montana Tilley, Alex Williams, Baile Willis and Caroline Worley.
Principal Leadership Award: Clay Mayben.