The purpose of the award is to recognize graduates of Paris High School and the former Gibbons High School for outstanding personal and professional achievements and to identify role models for Paris High School students. Distinguished Graduates are recognized with a place of prominence on a Wall of Honor in the Paris High School Commons Area.
2017-2018 Distinguished Graduate Awardees
Captain J. K. (Jack) Ashmore, 47
Sharon Samuels Reed, 68
2016-2017 Distinguished Graduate Awardees
Dr. Larry “T-Byrd” Gordon, 67 (Posthumous)
Thomas S. Moore, 58
Lewis “Jackrabbit” Smith, 41 (Posthumous)
Dr. Charles Sterling, 63
2015-2016 Distinguished Graduate Awardees
Linda Bates Leali, ‘65
Dr. Charles R. Baxter, ‘46 (Posthumous)
Larry Dean Click, ‘55 (Posthumous)
Jay Hunter Morris, ‘81
2014-2015 Distinguished Graduate Awardees
Leslie Satcher, '80
Charles "Red" Scott, '45 (Posthumous)
2013-2014 Distinguished Graduate Awardees
James Robert (Bob) Biard, '48
Blake Neely, ‘87
Eddie Robinson, ‘38
2012-2013 Distinguished Graduate Awardees
Raymond Berry, '50
Trenton Doyle Hancock, ‘92
Deon Minor, ‘91
Gene “Bebes” Stallings, ‘53
Admiral James O. Richardson, 1897 (Posthumous)
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Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.
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