The following members of the Class of 2022 were recognized at the end of the school year for their character and leadership traits beyond their academic achievements. Congratulations to these outstanding graduates!
AJC Cup- Timothy Greene
High school Senior Timothy Greene was selected by school administrators based on his academic achievements, character, leadership and/or community involvement to receive the AJC Cup Award. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup launched in 1927 to recognize local students who work hard to attain a well-rounded education. 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.
I have attended Cornerstone since the first grade. Cornerstone has prepared me by allowing me to learn how to balance my responsibilities in school, work, and extracurricular activities while still having the time to grow as a person socially and spiritually. I plan to attend Georgia Tech and as of now, my major is in Biochemistry. This award means a lot because it highlights that others at school have noticed my growth throughout high school and the gifts and talents that God has given me. It also represents that I have had a positive enough impact to be nominated for the award and for administration to feel that I was worthy of it, especially among the many amazing peers I have in the Class of 2022.
I would tell other CPA students to appreciate the time they have in high school. Though it is important to have some goals to push towards in school, there is so much that you can only do while you are young and in high school that you will remember for a long time. Make sure not to be so focused on growing up that you miss out on having great experiences now.
American Legion- Kennedy Kington
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 recommendations 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").
I have attended Cornerstone for four years. Cornerstone has definitely challenged me in a couple of ways to grow spiritually and as a person. The friendships I have made here and the life lessons I have learned through assignments or from my teachers and friends have well equipped me to take on whatever life throws at me. After Cornerstone, I plan to go to Word Of Life Bible Institute in Tampa FL, only a year-long study program. After that, I hope to major in early childhood education or missions. This award has shown me that even though kindness and being a friend and listening to others can make an impact, this award just validates that I had an impact on some people and that I was able to be a light to someone in some way. If I could give advice to a Cornerstone student it would probably be to not sweat the small stuff, manage your time and cherish the moments with your friends. Whether it's at a late-night, a sporting event, or just hanging out, enjoy those moments. The last piece of advice would be that you’re not too cool to be nice or a friend to someone.
Congratulations to all of our Academic Award Recipients!