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Eight CHS students recognized for academics, arts & athletics

Carrollton High Schools “Three A” recipients were recognized at the Carrollton Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 9. Pictured from left are Bryce Hicks, Marissa Johnson, CHS Principal Ian Lyle, A.J. Ward, Hagan Russell, Tyler Ou, Ramesy Sullivan, Bella Moore and Robert Wilson.

An evening of special recognition was the highlight of the Carrollton Board of Education meeting Tuesday, which included honoring eight Carrollton High School seniors who are this year’s inductees into a unique class of CHS alumni. 

Since the Class of 2007, Carrollton High School has annually identified seniors who represent the “Three A’s,” a designation honoring personal achievements in Academics, Arts and Athletics. Part of this recognition pays tribute to the students’ abilities to balance all three, a testament to their perseverance and character, said CHS Principal Ian Lyle. 

“It is an achievement to excel in any of these areas,” said Lyle. “When considering the demands to be exceptional in all three, you come to appreciate how well-rounded and dedicated these students are.”

More than 60 CHS alumni have been honored with this award. The work ethic those students have exhibited over the years has translated into their adult lives, too, starting with successful college careers and later the transition to their professional lives. This year’s inductees will join the other honor recipients in a display on the third floor of the high school’s main academic building.

This year’s AAAs Honor Roll includes:

Bryce Hicks

Bryce Hicks epitomizes the essence of an all-encompassing student, excelling in academics, arts, and athletics. Bryce has demonstrated success on and off the field, earning an Academic Letter four years of high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society and studied visual arts in school.  A student-athlete throughout high school, Bryce has been a standout in football and track. His dedication to athletics is evident as he has been an integral part of both teams all four years. Bryce is the son of Breylan Hicks and Starr Cummings.

Marissa Johnson

Marissa Johnson’s high school career showcases her versatility as an academic, athlete, and performer. She is a member of the National Honor Society, took AP and IB classes, and was a dual enrollment student. Marissa participated in chorus and art during high school while thriving as a Trojan athlete. She was a member of the cross country team her freshman and sophomore years, as well as on the swim and golf teams throughout the four years of her high school career. Marissa is the daughter of Scott and Shannon Johnson.

Bella Moore

Bella Moore takes involvement to the next level. She’s a member of multiple honor societies, has completed numerous AP classes, and joined multiple school clubs while maintaining honor roll status. Over her four years in high school, Bella has been an active member of the performing arts program, appearing in multiple musicals and plays. She is a stand-out athlete, serving as team captain on the back-to-back state champion wrestling team. Bella also competed in gymnastics, lacrosse, flag football, and football cheerleading at different times in high school. Bella is the daughter of Derek and Hope Moore.

Tyler Ou

Tyler Ou is an exceptional all-around student. He is an alumnus of the Governor’s Honors Program, where he showcased his exceptional passion for dance and performing. Tyler was captain of the dance team, participated in speech and debate and is also a member of the Thespian Society. He was named an AP Scholar with Distinction and received acknowledgement by College Board in their National Rural and Small Town recognition. He has been named a University of Georgia Certificate of Merit student, actively participating in performing arts, and involved in numerous school clubs. He also served as a Junior Honor Marshal his junior year. Tyler is the son of Mike Ou and Joanne Gaw.

Hagan Russell

Hagan Russell navigates from academics to athletics to the arts effortlessly and with noted success. He has received not only many recognition awards but maintained a 4.0 GPA. Hagan is an IB Diploma student and an AP Scholar with Distinction. He is a member of multiple clubs and is also a Secretary of State Student Ambassador. Hagan has been on the cross country, swim, and track teams all four years of high school and served as captain of all three teams his senior year. Additionally, he was involved in band and debate. Hagan is the son of Hugh and Christina Russell. 

Ramsey Sullivan

Ramsey Sullivan, honored as “Best All Around” for his class, exhibits this quality through 11 AP classes, numerous achievement awards, leadership roles, and extracurricular involvement, capped off with a passion for service. Ramsey has been a student leader to his peers throughout high school, serving as Student Council Class President, National Honors Society Community Projects Chair, and a founding member of the City of Carrollton Youth Council, where he served as an officer. A participant in debate and an avid tennis player, Ramsey is also an artist, a talent he refined through art courses in school. Ramsey is the son of Swede and Meghan Sullivan.

A’Jaiah Ward

A’Jaiah “AJ” Ward’s high school career showcases her versatility as an academic, athlete and performer. AJ has been on the track team all four years of high school, and has also participated in cheerleading and flag football. As a member of the performing arts program, AJ has appeared in many musicals and performances. She is also a key member of the choral program and has represented Carrollton and many school and community events. Additionally, AJ has been involved in numerous school clubs, and is a key member of the National Honor Society. She has also taken many dual enrollment, and Advanced Placement courses. AJ is the daughter of Dee Ward.

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson excelled in academics, athletics, and the arts during his high school journey. Not only did he achieve the prestigious IB Diploma and attain the title of AP Scholar with Distinction, but he also actively participated in a multitude of clubs, including the National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, Key Club, Environmental Club, and Junior Optimist Club. Additionally, Robert demonstrated his debating skills and dedicated himself to playing soccer throughout all four years of high school. Robert is the son of Mary Wilson and Stephen Wilson.