Ambitious, inspiring and ready to take on the tasks of young adulthood describe Leeds High School’s Class of 2014 as they embrace their new roles as soon-to-be college students, new enlistees and vocational victors.
In Greenwave country the seniors at Leeds High School (LHS) broke school records this year earning over $1.5 million in scholarships.
Welcoming parents, grandparents and other loved ones to the 2014 LHS Senior Awards Night, assistant principal Stephen Hall shared a few words with the crowd about the impression this group of students has left not only on him and the hallways and classrooms of LHS, but their community as well.
“I’ve had the honor of knowing the Class of 2014 since they were sixth graders,” said Hall. “I’ve seen you all grow and immerge into adulthood and we’re here to celebrate your potential. We are interested, committed and proud of your success and as you begin your futures we challenge you to continue to strive for bigger and better things.”
Receiving scholarships from various universities/colleges, local organizations such as the R.R. Moton High School National Alumni Scholarships, Leeds Lions Club Leadership Scholarship Awards and Leeds Masonic Lodge 446 Ron Dorough Memorial Scholarship Awards (to name a few), these Leeds seniors have excelled in securing top scholarship dollars.
Set to attend schools from Washington D.C. to Atlanta to top universities throughout the great state of Alabama these students are focused and definitely going places.
Auburn University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of North Alabama, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Alabama, University of South Alabama, University of Montevallo, Jacksonville State University, Troy, Mississippi State University, Spelman College and Howard University (to name a few) will have a part of Leeds, Alabama with them when these students start classes in the fall. 
Awarding approximately $47,000 in scholarships was The Charles Barkley Foundation, who rewarded 30 to 40 students for their hard work by providing them with the opportunity to further their educations.
“We’re so very proud of you,” said Barkley’s mom and Leeds resident Charcey Glenn. “Please make good use of these scholarships and get your degree.”
Reminding the students that the scholarships can be renewed each year, Glenn said all you have to do is maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) and you can re-up next year.
Claiming the highest honors amongst 90 seniors, the top 10 students (in alphabetical order) for the Class of 2014 at Leeds High School were named Maya Everett, Marisa Falletta, Tristan Henderson, Blaise Herman, Jared Hudson, Stephon Montgomery, Shelby Musgrove, Alexis Nolen, Jimeria Williams and Leslie Zarazua. 
Everett and Musgrove tied for Salutatorian and Hudson was named Valedictorian. 
These honors are based on academic GPAs.
Before concluding the festivities of Senior Awards Night LHS principal Michael Turner shared his thoughts on the Class of 2014.
“To the parents, without you supporting us we could do nothing. We care and love these children,” said Turner. “It’s truly been an honor. These children have turned out and developed into fine men and women. We are very proud!”
Breaking all previous scholarships records the LHS Class of 2014 was awarded approximately $1,568,988.
Everyone in the Leeds City Schools family wishes the best for these students and look forward to celebrating their future success.
Congratulations to the LHS Class of 2014 for triumphing in their studies and being record breakers. The Leeds community wishes you continued success in all you do.


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