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Briona Rushing is Dale Jarrett Automotive Group Student of the Month
Briona Rushing, a sophomore at Forest Hills High, recently received the Union County High School Student of the Month Award from Dale Jarrett Automotive Group.
Rushing was in Hallie Pettigrewâ€™s Geometry class when she received a surprise visit from Bobby Wallace, General Sales Manager of Dale Jarrett Automotive Group. Wallace praised Rushing, noting that she was chosen from nominees from every high school in the county. He then presented her with a plaque, a Visa gift card, and a Barnes & Noble gift card. The class then celebrated with brownies baked by their teacher.
Pettigrew, who nominated Rushing for the award, said, â€œNot only does Briona excel in academics with Aâ€™s and Bâ€™s in all her classes, but she also strives to challenge herself. Sheâ€™s taking multiple honors courses and works diligently to be successful. Briona is also one of the most respectful, mature, and polite students I have ever had the privilege to teach. She always comes to class with a positive attitude and is the first to put a smile on othersâ€™ faces, including mine.â€
Written by: Melissa Howell
Posted: Nov 17, 2010 by Melissa Howell