News
Opinion
Sports
Business
Community
entertainment
Schools
News
Announcements
Classifieds
Place Ad
Advertising
Contact Us
Archives
Search

Stockdale receives Hamilton Achievement Award


Emma Annette Stockdale, a student at Farragut High School, has received The Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achiev-ement Award for superior citizenship and achievement in national competition.

Hamilton Awards are given annually by the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association of Seattle, Wash., and includes a cash award; copy of the biography, “Alexander Hamilton,“ autographed by its author, Ron Chernow; a celebratory proclamation signed by Doug Hamilton, the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton and the opportunity to quality for an all expense paid week of leadership education in Seattle in June 2008.

Stockdale was one of 50 from all over the United States who received cash awards. Candidates are judged on personal and community service achievements.

“The award was very competitive this year. We wish we could have made many more awards. We received applications from over forty-three states and the District of Columbia,” George T. Cox, president of the AHFA, said. “Our goal is to identify young people who have set high standards for citizenship and achievement in their lives. We are very excited about Emma’s potential for future greatness. The Knoxville community is lucky to have her as a resident.”

Stockdale said, “I am a hard worker, and I know how to separate work from play. I am diligent, thoughtful, tactful, analytical, optimistic and persistent.”

She maintained a 4.2 GPA while participating in several clubs from Student Government Association to Spanish Club. She is president of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Student Government Association, senior class treasurer and secretary of Spanish Club.

Among her many interests, Emma has a special passion for technology. As the CEO of her group at the Governor’s School for Information Technology Leadership Competition, her team took 2nd-place for their business plan.

Stockdale said she believes that community service is an important way to give back and make a difference. She is the president and founder of a Lions service club called The Westside Leos. With this group, Stockdale plans and participates in fund-raisers for a variety of causes including cystic fibrosis, cancer and children’s organizations.

“These young people give us tremendous hope. With proper attitude, support, experiences and inspiration I have no doubt they will achieve great things in their lives,” Cox said. “Our vision is to preserve Hamilton’s legacy by energizing tomorrow’s leaders. What we find is energizing tomorrow’s leaders is the best way to preserve his legacy.”

He added, “America is a meritocracy and our history is filled with the names of the great. We believe our continued vitality — indeed our survival as a nation — depends on our ability to recognize, reward, and promote those who have the ability to dream and deliver great things — to pull us up from the chaos of the present. We are dedicated to finding young people who are capable of achieving greatness in the years to come. They and we will be much the better for it.”

 

News | Opinion | Sports | Business | Community | Schools | Obituaries | Announcements
Classifieds | Place Ad | Advertising | Contact Us | Archives | Search

© 2004-2014 farragutpress