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Stellar Student: Locust Grove’s Excellent lives up to her name
by Christine Fonville
March 04, 2014 03:05 PM | 1561 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Photo. Locust Grove's Neighbor Stellar Student, Edney Excellent
Special Photo. Locust Grove's Neighbor Stellar Student, Edney Excellent
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When it comes to Locust Grove High School student Edney Excellent, teachers and supervisors agree that the 18-year-old senior lives up to her name.

Earlier in the year, Excellent, daughter of Claire Cherimond, was selected as Henry County’s Work-Based Learning student of the month due to her excelling in school and at her job at Moye’s Pharmacy, a business that got its start in Henry County.

“I would like to pursue a nursing of pharmacy technician degree after I graduate at Georgia State or Kennesaw State, so working at the pharmacy is giving me a lot of great experience,” she said.

Excellent also said she enjoys the opportunity to meet new people in the community and “be a better person through [her] work.”

“I’ve developed customer service skills and have learned a lot about the industry that I hope to have a career in one day,” she said.

Although Excellent said she takes her job seriously, she is most focused on enjoying her senior year of school.

Along with a 4.0 grade point average, Excellent was also elected class president and is a member of the varsity cheerleading team.

Excellent said she enjoys science class, including anatomy and physiology.

“My science classes have been exceptionally difficult this year, but I really enjoy the challenge,” she said.

Her work-based learning teacher, Connie Stewart, said Excellent is a committed student and an enthusiastic worker.

“She is extremely mature and responsible and it shows through her dedication in everything she pursues,” Stewart said.

And, said Stewart, her positive attitude is inspiring to others.

“Her teachers and employers have told me that she makes those around her feel welcomed and values her customers and peers,” she said.

Excellent said her advice for students balancing a part-time job and school is to “keep things in perspective and really love what you do.”

“It’s important to push yourself to achieve your goals, but also get involved with activities that will help you learn and grow,” she said. “Try your best and use any situation where you don’t succeed to try harder and do better.”

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