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West Charlotte’s Renaissance students honored

More than 250 West Charlotte High students who participate in the school’s Renaissance program were honored recently at a ceremony.

Renaissance is a national program designed to motivate and encourage all students by recognizing them for academic excellence, improvement and citizenship. Students can reach platinum, gold, silver or bronze status depending on their level of achievement.

Gabrielle Sledge, a ninth-grade school counselor, began the schoolwide incentive program because she benefited from it when she attended Independence High. Renaissance’s eight student committee members who helped with the recognition ceremony are Brandon Arceneaux, junior, platinum; Ronald Coleman, sophomore, bronze; Walter Freeman, senior, silver; Mathis Gales, junior, gold; Naeem Glass, senior, platinum; Vishwa Patel, senior, platinum; Johnathan Ruffin, junior, silver; and Syrena Travis, junior, gold.

Student members are charged with developing and implementing Renaissance benefits, events and meetings. They help with event marketing, seating charts and program content.

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