Fulton Junior High students honored as Gateway East Young Achievers

Eleven students from Edward Fulton Junior High School were honored as 2017 Gateway East Young Achievers. The students were part of 126 honored representing 11 area counties. The sixth grade students from Fulton are John Chaney, Braden Eccher, Hannah Kim, Lauren Meyer, Julian Mitchell, Sophie Wilcox, and Michael Zimmerman. The seventh grade students from Fulton are Kendall Barnett, Britain Garner, Audrey Lutz, and Eric Shackelford.

Additionally, Eric Shackelford was awarded “Young Achiever of the Year,”. This special honor is given to the top four Young Achievers. He earned a $250 U.S. Savings Bond and is nominated for international recognition by The International Leadership Network.
Students are nominated by teachers. From there, the kids must submit a resume with a letter of recommendation speaking to their involvement in school. Eric is pictured with his nominator, Mr. Flaar. (Submitted Photo)