Graham Wilson, a recent fifth grade student at Athens Chilesburg Elementary, recently was named a 2014 National Young Achiever of the Year. He and one other winner from North Carolina each received a certificate and a check for $500 from the International Leadership Network (ILN). They were among 21 outstanding students honored as 2014 National Young Achievers, along with Kacie Hughes of Eydthe J. Hayes Middle, William Feese of Morton Middle and Kamilah Raglan of Tates Creek Elementary School.
Graham was selected as a school-wide winner this past spring. The Lexinginton Young Achievers program submitted his name for ILN consideration. The International Leadership Network is a nonprofit that aims to empower young people to succeed. Its Young Achievers program recognizes students who are positive role models, competent scholars and good citizens. Graham, Kacie, William and Kamilah were among the fifth- and eighth-grade honorees for 2013-2014 in Fayette County Schools.
Graham will continue in the Student Technology Leadership Program this fall at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School. He has made the Eastern All-Stars Select Baseball team since last summer, competed and received 1st place in the Regional and District Science Fair, and continues to volunteer for God’s Pantry Food Banks Kid’s Backpack program fundraiser. Graham hopes to attend the private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts (M.I.T) and pursue a major dealing with technology.
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