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Two West Forsyth High school seniors named Georgia Scholars

WEST FORSYTH — Two Forsyth County high school students have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars by the state Department of Education.

West Forsyth High School’s Noah Causey and Cassie Haller were among 183 graduating seniors who received the honor for achieving “excellence in school and community life.” Each Georgia Scholar will receive a seal for his or her diploma.

The Georgia Scholar program looks at both public and private schools throughout the state.

“In addition to academic success, I believe we have to teach our students about life and the importance of soft skills,” said State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “These students have shown that they possess both, and I am confident we will be hearing much more about these students’ accomplishments in the near future.”

Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who prove excellence in all phases of school life, community activities and at home. They are students who “have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school” and maintained high standards in all courses.

They also must participate in interscholastic events at their school and in their community, assuming active roles in extracurricular activities.

Causey took eight Advanced Placement courses in high school, is active in the school’s theater program, multiple clubs and his church, according to West Principal Heather Gordy.

He hopes to attend Boston University.

Haller took six AP courses, was a member of the school’s soccer team and various clubs and volunteered with the 9-11 Hero’s Run.

Gordy said Haller plans to attend the U.S. Naval Academy after graduating from West.