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High Point Student Leadership Awards 2022

High Point Schools Partnership honored 6 extraordinary High School students – one from each GCS school in High Point. Participants heard their stories and celebrated their successes as they looked toward their future.

Hosted at the String and Splinter in High Point, guests heard inspiring stories from students and principals about what success looks like during a pandemic. We also heard from High Point community leaders and members of the High Point Schools Partnership.

For the 10th year in a row, participants were joined by our event sponsors. Joe Hubay, from High Point Jewelers and Fine Gifts, and Gary Simon, Simon Jewelers, who aided in the award presentation.

From Left to Right – Gary Simons (Simon Jewelers), Marcel Bailey (T. Wingate Andrews High School), Hannah Elizabeth Covey (Penn-Griffin School for the Arts), Edinam Joy Woka (Southwest Guilford High School), Vilayvanh Phanhvanh (High Point Central High School), Wilnedia Florveus (Middle College at GTCC High Point), Matt Thiel (High Point Schools Partnership)

Hannah Elizabeth Covey – Penn Griffin School for the Arts 

Hannah Elizabeth Covey is an outstanding student leader at Penn-Griffin School for the Arts. She has participated in the Dual Enrollment program from Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) during her junior and senior years and achieved “A” Honor Roll each semester at PGSA as well as the GTCC President’s List for a 4.0 GPA for three semesters. Hannah is the Senior President for Student Government and has been a member of Girl Scouts for the past twelve years. She serves as President of the International Thespian Society at PGSA. Hannah will be attending George Mason University in the fall majoring in nursing.

Marcel Bailey – T. Wingate Andrews High School

Marcel Bailey has become a shining star at T. Wingate Andrews High School. Even through personal struggles, Marcel made education a priority. He not only led on the football field but in the classroom as well. Marcel lifts up his classmates, leading by example, and pushing others to do better. Even when he couldn’t participate in athletics, he volunteered his time to help others. In the community, he holds down a part-time job while keeping his grades up in order to help his Aunt, who he lives with, take care of their home and bills. He even helps his younger sister with whatever she may need. In the school halls, Marcel can be seen motivating others to get to class on time, turn in assignments on time, and be better overall scholars.