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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.