Excellence at Sumter County Schools recognized

Published 12:04 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017


AMERICUS — At the February meeting of the Sumter County Board of Education, Sumter County Intermediate School (SCIS) and Principal Renee Mays presented Mariana DeTitta, Lakeia, Taylor Harris, and Selena Wallace as outstanding student, parent volunteer, and teacher at the school recognition.
Wallace, an English language arts teacher and head of the department, was recognized as likely having been nominated as Teacher of the Year more than anyone else in the district. She has worked in the system for more than 24 years. She has also served as ELA department chair for several years and Honors Day Program coordinator. Currently, she leads Wednesday Morning Inspiration at her school for the faculty and staff.
DeTitta was recognized for having the highest grade point average in her class and for her achievements in swimming, gymnastics, and the Odyssey of the Mind theater program. She has made all “A”’s each year of her academic career. Having a pleasant spirit and being a friend to all, she was also recognized for having traveled to 10 countries.
Harris was recognized for her work preparing breakfast and lunch meals for Saturday School students and for developing a youth mentoring program for girls at Sumter Intermediate. She also volunteers in the media center and wherever she is needed. A 1999 honor graduate of Americus High, she holds degrees from South Georgia Technical College and Valdosta State University, and is a professional singer.