Best & Brightest: Ellen Wallace, Thomson High School

Ellen Wallace

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Future Business Leaders of America chapter president, Region IV vice president, school yearbook staff, school newspaper staff, student government class, varsity soccer team member


AWARDS AND HONORS: Georgia’s Governor’s Honors Program Alumni 2012, UGA’s Terry College of Business Summer Residency Program Alumni 2012, UGA Certificate of Merit, Honor Graduate, Thomson High School Senior Adopter

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Bethel Baptist Church choir, nursery, children ministry and meal preparation for elderly, THS Beta Club, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre

COLLEGE/CAREER: Ellen plans in the fall to attend Pensacola Christian College to obtain a degree in elementary education so that she may contribute in the education of the next generation.

OF NOTE: Ellen enjoys testing and creating new recipes in the kitchen.

NOMINATOR’S NOTE: “Students like Ellen are far too rare. She is the type of student that initially makes teachers want to enter the teaching field, and then for veteran teachers, she is the type of student that encourages us to stay in this profession. For Ellen, there is no such thing as just getting a job done or just finishing an assignment. Everything she does will be done to perfection.”
Miranda Murphey, Ed.S., English teacher and department chair