Fox Creek High School's Briannah Lea Woodhams and Adam Jeffrey Weeks were among the top honorees at the charter school's annual Awards Night event, racking up honors as the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
Woodhams, on course to attend Southern Wesleyan University, is looking to pursue a degree in chemistry or forensics, while Weeks is gearing up for life at Clemson University, to major in engineering.
Dianne Smiley, the school's senior guidance counselor, announced at the May 10 awards assembly that they and their peers have received $3,731,926 in scholarship and other aid offers. Among the larger arrangements of the evening were Woodhams' package for Southern Wesleyan (worth $151,528) and Weeks' Clemson aid ($58,000).
Woodhams, known to some through her service as copy editor on the school's yearbook staff, was later described by one teacher as "an exceptionally intelligent young lady whose work ethic and attention to detail sets her apart from her peers." Her parents are Chad and Ginny Woodhams.
Another teacher described Weeks, whose parents are Steve and Ellen Weeks, as "thorough, driven and focused," and excelling not only in his Advanced Placement courses but also in electives, such as art.
Among other prominent offers were Meghann Harrison's Southern Wesleyan University Presidential Scholarship ($151,528), Chad Carter's golf scholarship for Young Harris College ($128,000) and Hannah Barfield's Furman University arrangement ($128,720).
Joining dozens of colleges and universities to offer support and accolades at the annual assembly were such organizations as the North Augusta Optimist Club, Fort Gordon Spouses' and Civilians' Club, North Augusta Rotary Club, North Augusta Junior Women's League, North Augusta Sertoma Club, North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Belvedere Woman's Club and North Augusta Lions Club.