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Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Character Traits

The following members of the Class of 2019 were recognized at the end of the school year for their character and leadership traits beyond their academic achievements. Congratulations to these outstanding graduates! 

American Legion School Award Medal: Wesley Manning

Since 1926, the Legion has recognized students who exemplify six qualities that define character: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. Candidates for the award are voted upon by a school's faculty and members of the candidates graduating class through a secret ballot casting. The local Legion post involved with the school makes the final selection upon receiving recommendation from students and faculty. Each awardee receives a certificate and a medal with the six qualities listed on the face of the medal, as the back bears the Marine Corps motto, "Semper Fidelis" ("always faithful").

 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup: Danny Kotula

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup launched in 1927 and is one of the oldest newspaper awards programs in the country. The graduating student is selected by school administrators based on their achievements, character, leadership and/or community involvement. AJC Cup recipients and their families are recognized at an event hosted by the AJC. The honorees receive a cup trophy printed with their name and school and are recognized in the print edition of the newspaper and online.

 

Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award: Hannah Baines

This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

 

Cornerstone Prep Founders Award: Hannah Baines, Alexa Cosgrove, Reid Finnegan, Eliana Fullerton, and Danny Kotula

This $1,000 award is an optional award/scholarship in addition to the Cornerstone Prep diploma. This award has been created for those students who during high school strive beyond high academic achievement and performance. Recipients of this award will display high academic scores, in relation to their school ability, alongside stellar well-rounded Christian character. The 10 requirements for the award include the following categories: fine arts, physical fitness, life skills, missions experience, mentoring, literacy, finances, driving record, sexual purity, and character references.