Shown above, from left, are top LaFayette High School graduates Nicholas Fell, MarKevious Tolbert and Me’Kevion Shealey. They each received a plaque from the Chambers County Board of Education in recognition of their academic accomplishments.

By David L. Bell, Director of Public Relations, Chambers County School District

LaFAYETTE – During their regular meeting recently, the Chambers County Board of Education recognized the achievements of the top three graduating seniors at LaFayette High School.


With the third highest weighted GPA of 4.59, Nicholas Fell has served as manager of the basketball team, and was active in the Science Club, Beta Club, Honor Society Club, and National Society of High School Scholars. He was also a recipient of the Professor Powell Award and served as a volunteer at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and Lots of Love Daycare Summer Program.


MarKevious Tolbert, graduating with a weighted GPA of 4.674418, was captain of the school’s baseball team and also played football and basketball. He served as President of Unite, Inc., and was active in Skills USA, Piedmont Racing Team, Beat Club, Honor Society, the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassador Program, and Chosen Generation Worship Center International.


LaFayette’s top graduate this year, with a weighted GPA of 4.674419, is Me’Kevion Shealey, who lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He was an active member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society, and Gifted Advisory Committee. His volunteer service has included the LaFayette Police Academy and Back 2 School Bash.


The three graduates will be roommates together at Norfolk State University in Virginia, where they plan to pursue similar interests.


“These young men have been in friendly competition with each other for most of their lives,” said school superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge. “We wish them well as they continue that competitive nature through higher education.”

Each of the graduates was awarded a plaque from the school board acknowledging their academic accomplishments.