Five members of the class of 2008 from Thomson High School have received the High Schools That Work Award of Educational Achievement. High school seniors who complete a challenging and focused program of study and demonstrate readiness for employment and for college studies receive the award. Award recipients receiving personalized certificates and congratulatory letters from the Southern Regional Education Board are Sara Bass, Kalyn Kitchings, Kathryn May, Justin Story and Christine Usry.
"These students are to be commended for their efforts," said THS Principal Rudy Falana. "By taking challenging courses in high school and performing well on rigorous exams, they have increased the likelihood of success in the workplace and further education."
Students qualify for the award by completing a college-preparatory course of study in at least two of three subject areas (English/language arts, mathematics or science); completing a concentration in a career/technical area, mathematics/science or the humanities; and meeting readiness goals in all three subject areas on the HSTW Assessment.