One of Rutland High School’s two outstanding students for 2018 is Christopher Poole, a 17-year old senior who will be graduating high school in the coming weeks. Christopher is the son of Karen Hodges and Henry Poole, II, and he has four siblings, Chassidy Poole-Finkley, Henry Poole III, Darius Thomas, and Jasmine Reese.
Christopher was chosen as one of the two outstanding graduates from Rutland High School because he has excelled as a leader and a scholar during his high school career. Christopher was chosen by his classmates to be the 2018 Senior Class vice-president. He is also the vice-president of the Key Club and the vice-president of the Student Counsel. In addition to his leadership in extracurricular activities, Christopher worked his way up to the rank of Cadet Colonel and acted as the Cadet Commanding Officer for 2017-2018 in the Rutland High School Marine Corps JROTC. Christopher has been recognized for his leadership excellence when he received the 2018 Ted Robinson Excellence in Leadership Award.
In addition to his leadership activities, Christopher has continued to be an A/B Honor Roll student. He also works for the Bibb County School District as a Communications Intern.
Christopher contributes to the community by helping to organize, and participating in, many volunteer service activities through MCJROTC and Key Club, such as volunteering to help during Heard Elementary School’s Fall Festival every year, participating in canned food drives during Thanksgiving, and donating items (such as coloring books, toys, gifts etc.) to kids in the Children’s Hospital. For his community service activities, Christopher was nominated for the 2018 Golden Eagle award for good citizenship. He was also the recipient of the 2017-2018 NAACP Honorable Thomas M. Jackson Youth Service Award.
Christopher is an outstanding leader and role model for students at Rutland High School. He is a very kind person and always has a smile on his face. He is very dependable and a hard worker. Chris is the first person that comes to mind when you think of someone that best represents the class of 2018. He is loved very much by his peers and teachers. There is no doubt that Chris will work hard and be successful at whatever he does in life.
Christopher’s plans for the future include going through the United States Army boot camp this summer as he prepares to enter the United States Armed Forces. He plans to pursue a career in the medical field later in life.