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Gadsden City High School held a ceremony and reception on Friday, April 19th,  to honor their TWO National Merit Finalist for the 2024 Class.  Mithun Rameshkumar and Sally Whitt were the two honorees and were there in attendance with their families, mentors (Peter Rowe, Steven Fraser), teacher (Heather Ross), AP Coordinator Paula Reynolds), counselor (Richelle Williams and administration (Joel Gulledge, Keith Blackwell, Sharon Maness, Marcia Farabee & Alan Millican) was in attendance to help celebrate the event.

Please allow us to properly introduce you to these two outstanding individuals.

Mithun Rameshkumar

Mithun Rameshkumar is the son of Gyathri Kandasamy and Ramesh Chellamuthu.  Mithun has a 4.0 GPA at Gadsden City High School and is in the top 1% of his class.  He plans to attend Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in the fall to pursue a degree in Economics.  Mithun also scored a perfect 36 on his ACT as a sophomore and he is a Class of 2024 National Merit Finalist. He will be graduating from GCHS in May of 2024 with an Advanced Diploma with Honors. 

While at Gadsden City, Mithun has been a member of, or participated in, Varsity Indoor/Outdoor Track with All-American Honors. Mithun competed in regional and state level races on the Varsity Cross Country Team as a top runner and captain of the 6a team.  He is also a member of the Varsity Swim Team and the Varsity Tennis Team where he was seeded first on the team in singles and doubles.  Mithun was team captain this season and placed first in the Alabama High School Section Tournament Boys Singles.  In tennis, he also competed at the 2023 Alabama High School State Tournament for singles and doubles. On the flip side of his athletic prowess, he is a member of the Scholars’ Bowl team where he has competed in local, regional, and national competitions and won JV Nationals in 2019.  Mithun is an active member of the UAB Division for Preventative Medicine Training & Career Development Program where he has conducted literature reviews for ongoing research regarding cancer and poverty and has participated in discussions regarding healthcare disparity.  He is also a volunteer with Silverline Tutoring where he has been active as a hiring manager of international nonprofits spanning 70 countries with over 5,000 members as well as conducting outreach and interviewing candidates for various positions.

His current academic extra-curricular and club activities at Gadsden City include the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, Beta Club, Titan Helpers and Titan Ambassadors. He tutors students in the Upward Bound program through Gadsden State Community College and worked as an intern at the 2022 Midterm Election Polls.  Lastly, he is a member of the Gadsden City School Board Accreditation Committee.

 

Sally Whitt

Sally Whitt is the daughter of Scott and Holly Whitt.  Sally has a 4.0 GPA at Gadsden City High School and is in the top 1% of her class.  She plans to attend Auburn University in Auburn, Al  to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering.  She also scored a near perfect 34 on her ACT and she is a Class of 2024 National Merit Finalist.  She will be graduating from GCHS in May of 2024 with an Advanced Diploma with Honors. 

While at Gadsden City, Sally has been a member of, or participated in, Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball, MANNA Meal Delivery for the homebound, Auburn Wesley Food Pantry in Loachapoka, AL for Loachapoka United Methodist Church where she was instrumental in the distribution of food boxes to families experiencing food insecurity in Lee County. Sally also has been a volunteer for the Gadsden Public Library Summer Reading Program.  She has also been a longtime volunteer with the Salvation Army during the holiday seasons as a Bell Ringer.

Miss Whitt is currently a member of First United Methodist Church where she also volunteers in any capacity in which she is needed.   To add to her volunteer catalog, Sally is an Academic Peer Tutor, an ACT Tutor, and an Elementary Math Tutor.  As you can see, the love and dedication she has to community service is a true passion for Sally and she does not plan to stop any time soon.  Sally is a member of the Varsity Flag Football team, which made it to the third round of the playoffs in its inaugural year in the fall of 2023.  Her current academic extra-curricular and club activities at Gadsden City include the AP Scholar with Honor Award, Titan Ambassadors, Interact Club, Peer Helpers, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta where she is the Vice President, Spanish National Honor Society, and the Key Club where she holds the position of Committee Chair.

 

Both families were very gracious and humbled at the attention their children had earned.  It was a beautiful and fun day!   We wish each of them a bright and very successful journey through this next phase of life that they are about to encounter.

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