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Senior Awards were handed out May 27 in the Franklin High School gymnasium recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of FHS seniors as they prepare to leave the school for the next stage of their lives. Presenting awards was the 2010-11 FHS Teacher of the Year, Vickie Sutton, along with Pam Cabe and Bill Horniak, assistant principals.


English - Erich Baker

French - Charlotte Bullis, Megan Ward

Journalism - Breanna Grimmett

Library Science - Megan Ward

Mathematics - Erich Baker, Jamie Leigh Tipton


Macon Early College celebrated the graduation of its second consecutive class on Sunday, June 5, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. Samantha Carlucci, the student body president, welcomed everyone to the ceremony. The graduates were given words of wisdom from Macon County School Superintendent, Dr. Dan Brigman, and guest speaker Michael Rogers.


Union Academy celebrated the graduation of eight students at a school ceremony on Thursday, June 9. In addition to those students, an additional eight who did coursework at the school graduated this year from Franklin High School. Including the nine students that achieved their diplomas after the first semester, a total of 17 students graduated in the school’s Class of 2011.


On Wednesday, June 8, the Rotary Club of Franklin held its annual scholarship program, at which five outstanding Franklin High School graduates were awarded academic scholarships, including the Roy Rickman Scholarship.

This year, Martin Lenski was the recipient of the 2011 Roy Rickman Scholarship and will attend North Carolina State University majoring in engineering. He is active in Interact, Math Club, National Honors Society, Track Team and Cross Country. Lenski received the $3,000 renewable scholarship.


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