NHS holds awards night for RHS students


Robert Carro, Staff Reporter

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the National Honor Society held an awards ceremony for students that have excelled in either academics and or sports. These students were recognized for their achievements in classes such as math, science, social studies, english,  physical education, and vocational classes as well. Along with being awarded scholarships to help them continue their education.

At the beginning of the night, principal Patrick Adams announced the valedictorian, Mariam Oloko, and the salutatorian,  Autumn Van Damme. Throughout high school, Oloko has taken calculus and advanced placement classes to help better prepare herself for college. Van Damme also has taken calculus and was recognized for her performance in band, playing the alto saxophone. Also, the male athlete, senior Rickey Shackelford, and the female athlete, senior Nija Collier of this year, were recognized for their excellence on the court and field. Shackelford played both varsity football and basketball and ran for the varsity track team. While still playing sports, Shackelford managed to keep a 4.0 gpa. Collier played on the varsity girls basketball team. Throughout her high school career, she broke a single game record by scoring 46 points in a game, while collecting honors by being named team MVP.

“It was such an honor to be recognized for just working hard in all of my sports to go out onto that field, court and track to represent Roseville High School. Throughout my 4 years of competing here, it’s been all about grinding for that name on the front of my uniforms,” Shackelford said