Agan also has spirit of giving. The Coosa High School senior spent some time volunteering at the Community Kitchen on Calhoun Avenue.
“You don’t realize how many people go hungry until you see it,” she said. “We have hundreds of hungry people in Rome.”
Agan was one of seven students honored as a student of the month during the Noon Optimist Club’s weekly meeting Monday.
“It always amazes me the quality of students we have each month,” said club member Jim Bojo. “They get better each year.”
The students were selected based on their grades, their extracurricular activities and their overall attitudes.
Agan said she wants to be a missionary and plans to start her college career at Georgia Highlands College before transferring to Liberty College in Virginia.
Jill Pilgrim, a Pepperell senior, has been everything from a cheerleader to a basketball player while in high school.
She is on track to become a valedictorian and wants to attend the University of West Georgia in the fall to study speech language pathology.
Darlington senior Owen Greeson, of Rome, has a 4.0 grade-point average, is a member of the National Honor Society. He is involved in his school’s all male a cappella group, The Random Notes. Owen hopes to attend UGA or Georgia Tech in the fall.
Tyler Meuter and Becca Agan were both recognized from Coosa High School. Tyler is an Eagle Scout and a member of the high school marching band, where he plays trumpet.
He wants to go to Georgia Tech and study aerospace engineering and said his parents have encouraged him.
Hope Bettler, an Armuchee senior, has participated in National Honor Society and the school chorus. She is described by her teachers as well read and hard working. She said she would like to study anthropology in college.
Haley Adams, a senior at Model, said her faith has given her the gift of happiness. She is a singer who has volunteered with many nonprofit groups and wants to take a year off after high school to attend cosmetology school before going to Georgia Highlands and Shorter.
Tyler Holcomb, a senior at Coosa was chosen to represent the Floyd County College and Career Academy. Tyler was described by teachers as polite and caring.
He wants to study something in the health care industry, he just hasn’t decided what.
“It is really what I want to do with the rest of my life,” he said. “I just want to help people.”