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Christopher Michael Simons, and Joan Lissan Anthony, both of Sparta, were recognized by Tennessee Tech University President Bob Bell for their academic achievements during last month’s commencement ceremony.

Simons, a graduate of White County High School, graduated summa cum laude from TTU and received the W. A. Howard award at TTU’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, in recognition of his perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average.

Simons majored in business.

Anthony graduated in cursu honoram, an honor that comes with taking at least 22 hours of honors courses and graduating with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.