Kayla Bohannon is the 2012 Appling Christian Academy valedictorian. Kayla is the daughter of Jimmy and Jami Bohannon. She is a member of Dunn Memorial Baptist Church and the Dunn Memorial Youth Group. She attended ACA since the ninth grade. Prior to coming to Appling Christian Academy, she was a home school student.
Kayla has received many academic honors and recognitions including being named to the Principal’s List for six semesters and the A Honor Roll for seven semesters. In addition, Kayla has received the highest academic subject award in fifteen different subjects. She has been recognized as the top academic student in every year of her high school career. Kayla has maintained a 4.0 GPA in her academic high school career. She is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars and the Georgia Association of Christian Honor Society where she served as co-president. She worked with Operation Christmas Child Ministries in preparing Christmas shoebox gifts for children living in impoverished areas. In addition, Kayla worked through the school’s honor society’s organization in a special Thanksgiving food drive distribution to a number of families in the community. She also participated as a senior helper with school’s pre-k students in their St. Jude’s Trike-a-Thon.
In addition to being valedictorian, Kayla was this year’s STAR student and was elected by her peers as the 2011-2012 Homecoming Queen and Miss ACA. She has received the Outstanding Community Service Award, the Diligent Hands Award, the Humility Award and the Success Award.
Kayla serves as a peer tutor for students who were having academic difficulties. She served as a worship leader in the school’s weekly chapel services and was a member of the school’s yearbook staff. Kayla placed first in the state in a Georgia Association of Christian Schools fine arts competition in Bible verse memory and placed first runner-up in the American Association of Christian Schools National competition.
Kayla plans to enter Mercer University this fall and pursue a degree in psychology. She has already received from the university two academic scholarship awards, the Josiah Penfield Academic Scholarship and the Tift Scholars Academic Scholarship.
I was one of the fortunate to hear Kayla's speech last night. It was a true delight! She was focused on her subject, delivered her thoughts calmly, and made it interesting. She did better than the guest speaker. I have a feeling that Miss Bohannan will go far in life.
Also "Congratulations" again to all the graduates!