Greenville’s Heupel honored by USAA for excellence in science

Published 3:34 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Greenville native Cassandra Marie Heupel has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in science.

The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of American high school students.

Heupel, who attends Greenville High School, was nominated for the honor by Greenville High School science teacher Lizzie Marlow.

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Heupel will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s official yearbook, which is published nationally.

“Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America’s history,” said Dr. George Stevens, founder of the United States Achievement Academy. “Certainly, United States Achievement Academy students should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication and excellence and achievement.”

The United States Achievement Academy recognizes students upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the standards for selection set forth by the academy. The standards for selection include academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and a recommendation from a qualified sponsor.

Heupel is the daughter of Shannon Heupel and Jean-Ann Johnson and the granddaughter of Betty and James Johnson and Shirley and David Heupel.