The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Kayla Green from Maryville, Tenn. has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in Mathematics.
This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students. Kayla Green, who attends Maryville Middle School, was nominated for this honor by Jason Lambert, a math teacher at the school. Kayla Green will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s Official Yearbook which is published nationally.
“Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America’s history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy students should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,” said Dr. George Stevens, Founder of the United States Achievement Academy. With this recognition, Kayla has applied for the $10,000 Dr. George Stevens’ scholarship award which is given annually to one student of the United States Achievement Academy.
The Academy recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards for Selection set forth by the Academy. The Standards for Selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a qualified sponsor.
In addition to this achievement, Kayla is a first honor roll student at Maryville Middle School. She has received the outstanding student award for language arts and perfect attendance. She also was nominated along with 29 other students from the middle school to apply for the Kiwanis Club’s annual Leadership camp at Camp Wesley Woods which is held in July for upcoming 8th graders. Only 10 students from Maryville Middle School will be selected to attend the camp.
Kayla Green is the daughter of Lynn and Mikki Gurley of Maryville, Tenn. and Tom and Stacy Green also of Maryville. The grandparents are David and Maria Lopez of Corpus Christi, TX and Debbie Heaton of Maryville, Tenn.