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Forsyth Central, North Forsyth seniors named Georgia Scholars

2017 Georgia Scholars from Forsyth County

Forsyth Central High
• Kayla Mamrick
• Amber Shell
• Elizabeth Somsen

North Forsyth High
• Mackenzie Day
• Thomas Scheyer

Among the list of 183 graduating seniors from high schools across the state who were recognized as 2017 Georgia Scholars, five Forsyth County students from two schools were named.

The Georgia Scholars Program identifies seniors in public and private high schools who have achieved “excellence in school and community life.”

“These students have exemplary academic performance, but they’ve also gained soft skills by taking on leadership roles within their schools and communities,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said.

Students eligible for the recognition have carried “exemplary course loads during the four years of high school,” have high performance in all courses, have participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities and have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.

“We are thrilled that all three of these young ladies as honored as Georgia Scholars,” Forsyth Central High Principal Mitch Young said. “Their dedication to our school and the community is unparalleled. They are great representatives of FCHS and the entire Forsyth County Schools system.”

Jeff Cheney, North Forsyth High’s principal, said both students who are on the list are “exceptional.”

“They have excelled in demanding courses throughout their high school careers, and they have both successfully participated in extracurricular events at North Forsyth — Mackenzie in the chorus and Thomas on the Raider soccer and swim teams.”