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After graduating from CHS in 2014, Hunter enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Upon completing basic training and tech school for a position in Services, he was stationed at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana from June 2015 to May 2021. While at Barksdale, Hunter served as Sports Director, a Unit Deployment Manager, and Dining Facility Manager. He deployed to Spain and Saudi Arabia.


In May of 2021, Hunter transferred to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. Today, he is a Staff Sargent and continues to work in Services while completing an A.S. in Hospitality and Fitness Management. He will use courses taken to continue on to a Nurse Commissioning Program. After completing the B.S. in Nursing, he will apply to Officer Training School.


Hunter plans to make a career of the U.S. Air Force and take advantage of the educational opportunities available to him.


After recently completing the selection process for the GateKey Scholarship program, we are happy to announce that the following Cartersville High School students will be signing GateKey Scholarship contracts in January: 

JaKayah Draughn (12)              Demari Benham (10)

Jillian Kubat (12)                        Cameron Cable (10)

Ruby Cervantes (11)                 Alexzandria Hampton (10)

Tekiera Chapman (11)              Sofia D (9)

Jaell Draughn (11)                     Christopher Gantes (9)

Amber Gallegos (11)                 Diana Gutierrez (9)

Ximena Gantes (11)

Jalen Levy (11)

Emily Saenz (11)


Three 8th grade students became the newest members of our group of REACH Georgia Scholars. Congratulations to Tristan Jones, Sanaih McClendon, and Tayler Willis. The Cartersville Schools Foundation currently supports 17 REACH Scholars in grades 8-12, as well as several who are currently in college or beyond.

REACH scholars who maintain the requirements of the contract will be awarded $10,000 over four years for college with the possibility of additional matching funds from the college they choose to attend.


35 Nelson Street

P.O. Box 3310

Cartersville, GA  30120

Tel: 770-387-4710

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