Athens, Ga. – Six students at the University of Georgia received First Honor Graduation distinctions at the Aug. 4 commencement ceremonies.
UGA began recognizing First Honor Graduates in 1978 instead of designating a graduating senior as valedictorian. The university bestows the honor on students who maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate studies.
The students are (link to photo included where available):
Grace Annabelle Anglin, Douglasville, daughter of Theron and Kathleen Anglin, religion and psychology;
Lindsay Elizabeth Calhoun, Vidalia, daughter of Michael and Vicki Calhoun, accounting;
Ashley Kathleen Congdon, Richmond Hill, daughter of Michael and Kathleen Congdon, dietetics;
Theresa Dorothy Dowst, Kennesaw, daughter of Kathleen Dowst and Robert Dowst, accounting;
Mark Andrew Gregory, Tucker, son of Harry and Judy Gregory, biology;
Maren Alicia Sheppard, Stone Mountain, daughter of Michael and Alicia Sheppard, criminal justice.