May 14, 2020
Prince Names 2020 Epistle Award Recipient, Valedictorian, and Salutatorian
(Pictured Left to Right: Allie Carter, Jaden Drudge, and Hunter Melton)
Prince Avenue Christian School has named the top three award recipients of the Class of 2020.
The 2020 Epistle Award Recipient is Allie Carter. The Epistle Award is given annually to the graduating senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best represents what PACS values more than anything else – a Christ-like spirit that manifests itself in a desire to grow in the Lord and serve others for the glory of God. Allie is a student whose heart for Jesus shines through in all that she does and who uses her God-given gifts to pursue excellence.
Allie is the daughter of Jeff and Susanne Carter and has attended Prince for 14 years. During her high school career, Allie was in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Interact Club, Student Government, and Barnabas Mentor Program. Allie was also on the volleyball and tennis teams and was her class Homecoming Representative for her 9th – 12th grade years.
Allie attends Prince Avenue Baptist Church where she volunteers in the nursery and sings on the youth praise team. Allie plans to attend the University of Georgia.
The 2020 Valedictorian is Jaden Drudge. Jaden is the son of Jay and Katherine Drudge and has attended Prince Avenue for seven years. Jaden earned the Wolverine Academian Gold Award for the highest grade point average in his class each year of his high school career and was a 2019 Georgia Merit Scholar. While in high school, Jaden was in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Interact Club. He was also on the Academic Team, participated in Fine Arts productions, and ran Cross Country and Track for the Wolverines.
Jaden attends Athens First United Methodist Church where he is involved in the youth choir and volunteers with the Souper Supper program helping to feed those in need. Jaden plans to attend Wake Forest University.
The 2020 Salutatorian is Hunter Melton. Hunter is the son of Jayson and Holly Melton and has attended Prince Avenue for seven years. Hunter earned the Wolverine Academian Award for being in the top three grade point averages in his class each year of his high school career and was a 2019 Georgia Merit Scholar. While in high school, Hunter was in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and Interact Club. He was also on the Academic Team and played Varsity Baseball for the Wolverines.
Hunter attends First Baptist Church of Monroe where he volunteers at Vacation Bible School each year. He also volunteers at FISH Monroe helping to pack lunches in the summer for children in the community. Hunter plans to attend Georgia Tech and major in biomedical engineering and minor in Spanish.