South Cherokee Optimist Club Honors CCSD Students Cherokee County School District (CCSD) students and employees were recognized recently at the South Cherokee Optimist Club's Annual Youth Appreciation Awards Breakfast. The event recognizes high school students with disabilities with awards in several categories. The Club honors middle school students with disabilities in the spring. The honored students included: Most Improved Brayton Hunter, Cherokee HS; Victoria Wooldridge, Sequoyah HS; David Gracia, Transition Academy at Cherokee HS; Positive Attitude and Most Improved Ashley Reddick, Tippens Educational Center. Two CCSD employees also were recognized with special awards. Letitia Cline, who recently retired as Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support and Professional Development, from CCSD after 30 years of service, was honored with the Excellence in Leadership Award. Creekview HS special education teacher Michelle Abdinoor was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Education Award.