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Top students honored by lawmakers
Hunter Robinson
Resolutions honoring DeKalb County High School Class of 2017 Valedictorian Rachel Fuson and Salutatorian Hunter Robinson were introduced by State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver in the Tennessee General Assembly on April 27. The resolutions, expected to be adopted by both the State House and Senate and signed by the Governor, have been placed on the House consent calendar for Monday, May 1. The resolution honoring Fuson states reads: “WHEREAS, it is fitting that the members of this General Assembly should pause to pay tribute to those students who, through their natural talents and unflagging commitment to academic excellence, have distinguished themselves in the classroom; and WHEREAS, Rachel Olivia Fuson is one such exceptional student who was recently named Valedictorian of the 2017 graduating class at DeKalb County High School; and WHEREAS, through diligent study, steady composure during examinations, and steadfast commitment of time and talent, Rachel Fuson achieved outstanding academic success and joined the ranks of the best and brightest students in Tennessee and our country; and WHEREAS, in her remarkable high school career, she earned an exemplary grade point average while participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, including Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Science Club, Literature Club, and the Climate Crew; she is a football cheerleader and a member of Girls Scouts USA Troop 343; and WHEREAS, her display of intellectual aptitude and ambition surely bodes well for her future success as a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and WHEREAS, Ms. Fuson's noteworthy achievement is a tremendous source of pride for her parents, Joe and Melissa Fuson, her school, and her community; and WHEREAS, Rachel Fuson's dedication to excellence is clearly deserving of the respect, admiration, and commendation of the members of this General Assembly; now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED TENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE SENATE CONCURRING, that we hereby commend and honor the 2017 DeKalb County High School Valedictorian, Rachel Olivia Fuson, on her impressive academic achievement and extend to her our best wishes for a happy, successful future.”