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TFS celebrates senior award winners



The learning community at Tallulah Falls School honored the Class of 2022 with its annual Awards Day held on May 20 in advance of commencement ceremonies held later the same day.

President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy and Upper School Academic Dean Kim Popham led the program with Assistant Dean of Student Dustin Rogers recognizing Presidential Scholars.

Peevy announced the TFS Class of 2022 earned more than $9.5 million in scholarships; graduates were accepted to more than 125 colleges and universities.

“We are quite proud of the Class of 2022,” Peevy said. “These accomplished seniors successfully navigated the challenge of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum during a global pandemic. Tenacious, determined and committed are words to describe this group.”

Honors and awards were presented to seniors as follows:

STAR Student – Jingyi Sang and STAR Teacher – Kelli Bly, presented by Kim Popham.

Outstanding Culinary Arts Student – Tillie Crumley, presented by Whitney Calloway.

Outstanding English Student – Madison Perdue, presented by Kelli Bly.

Outstanding Journalism Student – Flannery Hogan, presented by Elisha Boggs.

Outstanding Mathematics Student – Jingan Sang, presented by Deborah Morrison.

Outstanding Science Student – Emily Church, presented by Beth Huebner.

Outstanding Social Studies Student – Andrew Bates, presented by Dallas Barron.

Outstanding Theatre Student – Reagan Brode, presented by Jonathan Roberts.

Outstanding Visual Arts Student – Sophie Herrera, presented by Tina Cheek.

Caleb Griffis Memorial Foundation Scholarship – Caroline Ball and Evan Prince, presented by Tamara, Caden and Carsyn Griffis.

Chick-fil-A Scholarship – Andrea Caudell and Allie Dalton, presented by Chris Wright.

Circle for Children Scholarship – Ming Li Cai and Madison Perdue, presented by Diane Miller.

College Board National, Rural and Small Town Scholars – Joel Miller, Evette Corwin, Reagan Brode, Sophie Herrera and Flannery Hogan, presented by Michelle Barron.

National Merit Scholarship Finalists – Jingan Sang, National Merit Emory University and Jingyi Sang, University of Southern California Presidential Scholarship, presented by Michelle Barron.

D.A.R. Good Citizen Award – Madison Perdue, presented by Nancy Almoyan.

The Everyday Good – Wade and JoBeth Lawson Scholarship – Caroline Ball and Andrew Erwin, presented by Heather Burke-Cody and Annaclair Kiger.

Foxfire Scholarship – Madison Perdue and Colton Augustine, presented by Suzie Flaherty.

Georgia Mountains and Lakes REALTORS Association Scholarship – Madison Perdue, presented by Karen Thomas and Lynne Stephens.

Habersham County Rotary Scholars – Andrew Erwin and Emily Wolfe, presented by Michelle Barron.

Habersham EMC Scholar – Emily Wolfe, presented by Josh Allen.

Harry Norman Scholarship – Evette Corwin, presented by Brandy Corbett.

Kiwanis Club of Habersham Key Club Scholarship – Sophie Herrera, Emily Church and Evette Corwin, presented by Kelly Woodall.

Lake Burton Civic Association – Madison Perdue, presented by Brandy Corbett.

Miley Duvall Memorial Scholarship Fund – Maggie Peacock, presented by Brandy Corbett.

Clayton Rotary Scholarship – Caroline Ball, presented by Jef Fincher.

United States Naval Academy Appointment – Evan Prince, presented by Captain Douglas Fuge.

WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship – Andrea Caudell, presented by Jana Ward.

Positive Athlete Georgia Award NE GA Region Winners – Caroline Ball, Track and Field; Emily Wolfe, Swimming; Coach Lowell Hamilton, presented by Scott Neal.

Athletes for a Better World Dooley Award Nominees – Caroline Ball and Sean Lynes Jr. [not pictured], presented by Scott Neal.


Scholar-Athlete Award – Barrett Whitener and Jingyi Sang, presented by Scott Neal.

GREAT Leadership Award – Caroline Ball and Andrew Erwin, presented by Scott Neal.

GREAT Athletic Character Award – Evette Corwin and Trevor Bramlett, presented by Scott Neal.

Indian of the Year – Macy Murdock and Evan Prince, presented by Scott Neal.

I am Tallulah – D. and Sarah Higgins and Derek and Merideth Shaw, presented by Scott Neal. 

Habersham Co. Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award – Madison Perdue, presented by Mary Beth Horton.

Habersham Co. Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Members – Lucia Alexander, Andrew Bates, Emily Church, Charles Cody, Evette Corwin, Aubrey Higgins, Joshua Jackson, Lilly Johnson, Tyler Popham, Tate Shaw and Erika Wiese, presented by Mary Beth Horton.

Outstanding Upper School Day Student Award – Caroline Ball, presented by Jimmy Franklin.

Outstanding Boarding Student – Joel Miller, presented by Jimmy Franklin.

Outstanding Character Award – Lilly Johnson, presented by Dr. Larry A. Peevy. Tallulah Falls School President’s Leadership Award – Evan Prince, presented by Dr. Larry A. Peevy.

Not pictured:

Habersham Chamber Youth Leadership Scholarship – Lilly Johnson, presented by Mary Beth Horton.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian – Valedictorian, Jingyi “Jason” Sang and Salutatorian Jingan “Jerry” Sang, presented by Kim Popham.
Habersham Co. Chamber of Commerce Recognition of Valedictorian – Jingyi “Jason” Sang, presented by Mary Beth Horton.
Heisman High School Scholarship School Winner – Evette Corwin and Andrew Bates, presented by Scott Neal.
Georgia Athletic Directors Association Scholarship Award – Barrett Whitener and Josh Jackson - Finalist, presented by Scott Neal.

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