Cox Recognizes Inspirational Student Heroes in Bibb County

Macon, GA – Over 150 friends, family members and school teachers and administrators joined Cox Communications in honoring 28 very special children during the Cox Inspirational Student Hero Awards that took place on Wednesday, May 6, at Mercer University.  Cox recognized students from across Bibb County who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments at school, at home and in their communities, despite facing many challenges on a daily basis. Whether the student has lost a parent, been born with a disability, or has fought a serious medical issue, they have served as an inspiration for others in their school.

The students were chosen by a committee of leaders at their school.  During the event, Cox presented each student with an engraved medallion and certificate of honor from Cox.

“These students have shown an enduring perseverance, inner strength and courage of character to rise above significant challenges and bring encouragement to others,” stated Jacqui Vines, senior vice president and region manager of Cox Southeast.  “It is my honor to pay tribute to these student heroes. They truly are an inspiration to us all.”

“I would like to thank Cox Communications for recognizing the Bibb County School District Inspirational Heroes,” said Dr. Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, chief of operations for the Bibb County School District.  “We have 28 students, from kindergarten through grade 12, who have demonstrated such courage and resilience in overcoming obstacles that could have caused them to lose focus or fall behind in school.  The teachers, school administrators, support staff, community partners and parents are to be commended for the role that each has played in helping our students achieve academic success.  It is their commitment and support that will continue to help all Bibb County Students reach their highest potential.”

 Listed below are the 2015 Cox Inspirational Student Heroes Award winners for Bibb County.


2015 Cox Inspirational Student Heroes for Bibb County

Alexander II Magnet School               

AhJah Gary

Alexander II Magnet School 

Marquiz Jolly

Brookdale Elementary School

Cameron Hill

Bruce Elementary School                                      

Tamiya King

Burdell-Hunt Magnet School

Treyvion Reid

Burghard Elementary School

Jesus Gonzalez

Central High School                               

Chris Sparks

Elam Alexander Academy at Burke

Michael James McCormack

Heard Elementary School       

Kaylee Higdon

Heritage Elementary School 

James D. Pike, Jr.

Howard High School                   

Cameron J. Chesnut

Howard Middle School               

Nykea S. Smith

Ingram-Pye Elementary School

Zylus Breeden

Miller Magnet Middle School

Acaylah Evans

Morgan Elementary School

Keionte Watson

Porter Elementary School      

Nakayla Thomas

Rice Elementary School

Mikeria Dudley

Rice Elementary School

Morgan Dudley

Riley Elementary School                    

Jadarius Rozier

Rosa Taylor Elementary School     

Tamra Tomlinson

Rutland High School                         

Jonathon Adams

Southwest Magnet High School & Law Academy      

Juwan Anderson

Springdale Elementary School

Brianna Jacobs

Union Elementary School

Tr'Kivan Pringle

Vineville Academy                                     

Avian Marie Syphrett

William S. Hutchings College and Career Academy 

Simone Tinesha Rooks

William S. Hutchings College and Career Academy  

Celina Garcia

L. H. Williams Elementary School

Kadesia Griggs

May 8, 2015