Perfect so far: THS awards stellar attendance

Thompson High School recognized 44 students for perfect first-semester attendance during a Jan. 28 ceremony in the school's auditorium. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

Thompson High School recognized 44 students for perfect first-semester attendance during a Jan. 28 ceremony in the school’s auditorium. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A group of Thompson High School students finished the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year on a high note by not missing a single school day or recording any tardy arrivals.

The school’s administrators and Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon teamed up with the THS parent-teacher organization on Jan. 28 to recognize the relatively small group of students who achieved the elusive perfect attendance honor for the first semester.

“I think that is a great feat, as far as student achievement,” THS Assistant Principal Taurus Felton, who is in charge of handling the school’s attendance matters, told the group of 44 students during the award ceremony in the school’s auditorium. “I would like to congratulate you for being here, and for being here on time.”

Handlon praised the students for earning the perfect attendance awards, and said they are already demonstrating skills they will be able to use after graduating high school.

“Being on time and being present every day is an important part of not only school, but also life. It says a lot about you, your integrity and your work ethic,” Handlon told the students. “I think this means you have a successful life ahead of you.”

The following students were recognized during the ceremony:

Tanner Barrett

Morgan Binns

Devin Braun

Indy Brinkerhoff

Kevin Chavez

Hunter Crandall

Lydia DeHart

Grant Forbes

Hayden Gambill

Gonzalo Garcia-Guerrero

Brinkley Gary

Kayla Haller

Noah Houston

Nicholas Jacks

Elena Lewis

Wailan Lewis

Marcos Lopez

Jesus Matinez Ledezma

Timothy McCord

Jonathan Mickle

Eris Mihelic

Nicolas Mobley

Germashia Moton

Ryan Nichols

Jordan Parris

Damian Russell Price

Emilee Rogers

Liliana Sandoval

Kyle Searchfield

Courtney Smitherman

Warren Snell

Daniel Sturdivant

Deion Taylor

Shelby Todd

Nicholas Trull

Jesus Angel Villanueava Mayo

Sarah Vise

Kellie Vosteen

Jun Wang

Yan Wang

Charles Watts

Benjamin Whaley

Brandon White