Shelby County Students and Teachers Honored at Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Awards

2016-2017 Student and Educator of the Year Top Four Awards Photo
Winners of the 2016-2017 Student and Educator of the Year were Gary Grffith, Secondary Educator; Armeen Barghi, College-Ready Student; Ben Jones, Career-Ready Student; and Amy Miller - Secondary Educator. Also pictured are Keith Brown, 2017 Chamber Chair and Kevin Morris, America's First Federal Credit Union.

Winners of the top four awards given at Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 2016-2017 Student and Educator of the Year awards program were all won by students and teachers from the Shelby County School District.  The awards, which are sponsored by America’s First Federal Credit Union, were held April 26 at the Pelham Civic Complex.

This fourth year for the program, which honors elementary and secondary educators along with career-ready and college-ready students.  Nominees are accepted from every public and private school in Shelby County and then are judged by an independent panel of judges.

Ben Jones, winner of the Career-Ready Student Award.

Ben Jones, winner of the Career-Ready Student Award.

Armeen Barghi, winner of the College-Ready Student.

Armeen Barghi, winner of the College-Ready Student.

Gary Griffth, winner of Secondary Educator of the Year

Gary Griffth, winner of Secondary Educator of the Year

Amy Miller, winner of the Elementary Educator of the Year.

Amy Miller, winner of the Elementary Educator of the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top four awards were presented to Ben Jones, from the Shelby County College and Career Center, for Career-Ready Student; Armeen Barghi from Oak Mountain High School for College-Ready Student; Amy Miller from Oak Mountain Intermediate School for Elementary Educator; and Gary Griffith from the Shelby County College and Career Center for Secondary Educator.

Additional nominees from the Shelby County School District included:

Career-Ready Students 

Career Ready Student Nominees

Career Ready Student Nominees

David Lawrence – Calera High; Amanda Francis – Chelsea High; Brianna Pennington – Helena High; Taylor Sellers – Montevallo High; Nathan Mercer – Oak Mountain High; Kody Farmer – Shelby County High; Hayle Brasher – Vincent High.

 

 

 

College-Ready Students

College-Ready Student Nominees

College-Ready Student Nominees

Faith Blair – Calera High; Kayley Dotson – Chelsea High; Sarah Kallaher – Helena High; Samuel Reece – Montevallo High; Shelby Middleton – Shelby County College and Career Center; Samantha Slaughter – Shelby County High; Kaylee Littlefield – Vincent High.

 

 

 

Elementary Educators 

Elementary Educator Nominees

Shawn Nash – Calera Elementary; Cindy Carlisle – Calera Intermediate; Jessica Adams – Chelsea Park Elementary; Leah Klimchak – Elvin Hill Elementary; Kathleen Boehme – Forest Oaks Elementary; Mandie Gibbs – Helena Elementary; Christy Cordrey – Helena Intermediate; Cathy Hart – Inverness Elementary; William Holley – Linda Nolen Learning Center; Jenna Campbell – Montevallo Elementary; Stephanie Tucker – Mt Laurel Elementary; Sara Askew – Oak Mountain Elementary; Christina Shaler – Shelby Elementary; Deana Anderson – Vincent Elementary; and Brooke Brock – Wilsonville Elementary.

Secondary Educators 

Secondary Educator Nominees

Secondary Educator Nominees

Doug Forsythe – Calera High; Melanie Thomas – Calera Middle; Shannon Goodwin – Chelsea High; Ashley Evans – Chelsea Middle; Krista Smith – Columbiana Middle; Mendy Adams – Helena High; Amy Cook – Helena Middle; Lee Pastor – Montevallo High; Natalie Jackson – Montevallo Middle; Marissa Rath – Oak Mountain High; Vicki Jackson – Oak Mountain Middle; Marisol Lilly – Shelby County High; Leunika Davis – Vincent Middle/High.

 

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