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Top SPS seniors from each high school were honored for their exceptional GPA at ROSE Banquet

Springfield, MO—Springfield Public Schools honored fifty-seven members of the Class of 2024 at the 39th Annual ROSE Banquet at the MSU Plaster Student Union Ballroom on April 21, 2024. ROSE stands for Recognition of Scholastic Excellence. UniteNews Publication recognizes and congratulate four African American students standouts who were named among these top scholars.
Zorian Josian Black
Zorian is the son of Kenyae Black and Shannon Black. Zorian plans to attend Johnson & Wales University to seek a degree in food and beverage industry management to pursue a career as a restaurant owner–operator. Zorian’s high school activities include National Honor Society, Student African American Brotherhood, Football, Basketball, Student body president, A+ Tutoring, band DECA, DECA Internationals, and Principal Advisory Board.
Isaiah Matthew Giles
Isaiah is the son of Matthew Giles and Heidi Giles. Isaiah plans to attend Drury University to seek a degree in business and pursue a career in finance. Isaiah’s high school activities include cabinet, Student African American Brotherhood, National Honor Society, A+ Tutoring, DECA, yearbook, Principal’s Advisory, and Commerce Mentorship Program.
Tomas Jeffery Hill
Tomas is the son of Jeff Hill and Jenny Hill. Tomas plans to attend Maryville University to seek a degree in sports business management. Tomas’ high school activities include Student African American Brotherhood—president, student cabinet—vice president, DECA, District Representative on Missouri State High School Activities Association Student Advisory Committee, National Honor Society, Community Foundation of the Ozarks Youth Empowerment Project, and Parkview Leadership Program.
Jamile Devin Johnson
Jamile is the son of Milton Johnson and Jody Johnson. Jamie plans to seek a degree in sports management and pursue a career as a facility manager and athletic director. Jamile’s high school activities include Student African American Brotherhood, A+ Tutoring, yearbook—co-chief, National Honor Society, DECA, cabinet, basketball and football.

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