BHS students earn academic lettersPublished 9:07pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012
By TOMMIE HOWELL
Bainbridge High School Principal
Twelve students at Bainbridge High School qualified for an academic letter in 2012 and were presented academic jackets through the sponsorship of Memorial Hospital and Manor and First National Bank of Decatur County. The 2012 BHS Academic Lettermen are Hannah Bius, Sarah Margaret Bush, Quiana Childs, William Darley, Eliezar Gomez, Alex Jacobik, Zenil Patel, Hunter Savage, Taylor Strickland, John Tome, Rachel Tome, and Caryn Vandergriff.
The Academic Lettering Program at BHS was established in 1992 to motivate students to become involved in interscholastic academic activities and to reward students for their efforts in these areas. Students who represent BHS in interscholastic competitions and activities earn points that can lead to a varsity academic letter.
Activities in which points may be earned include Literary Meet, Math Team, Quiz Bowl, Mock Trial, essay contests, JROTC drill meets, livestock competitions, and other approved events. Points are accumulated from year to year. Students who qualify for an academic letter are recognized at Honors Night, have their names placed on a plaque on the Hall of Honors, and receive a solid purple wool letter jacket.
In the 20 year history of the Bainbridge High School Academic Lettering Program, more than 350 students have been recognized. The program is made possible by the generosity and support of the business sponsors. Memorial Hospital and Manor is an original sponsor, and First National Bank of Decatur County became a sponsor this year.