The city of Marietta honored Marietta High School (MHS) student Zach Cole and teacher Kibbie DeJarnett as star student and teacher March 6.
Cole had the highest scores on any single day of the three-part SAT and is also in the top 10 percent of his class based on grade point average. He has been a member of the Student Council all four years and was the student body president in 11th and 12th grades.
He was on the math team all four years and was the president of the math team his senior year. He also served in the Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Philosophy Student Association, and is a 2013 National Merit Scholarship Finalist.
Zach hopes to attend Georgia Tech and major in Biomedical Engineering. He wants to be an engineer after he graduates.
City leaders proclaimed March 6 as Zach Cole Day in Marietta.
City leaders also honored Marietta High School (MHS) student-athlete Lawton Ward as the state wrestling champion, MHS's second state wrestling champion in history.
Ward, a three-time region champion, won his region in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades and still has his senior season left to compete.
"Lawton is the definition of student athlete and a Marietta Blue Devil," mayor Steve Tumlin said. "He is not only a star athlete, but his character and work ethic make him a tremendous role model and leader in everything he does."
"Lawton is faith centered, well grounded, tenacious, a physical brawler, a passionate warrior, strong and confident and also very humble," Marietta High School wrestling coach Tommy Carthers said.
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