Alumni Spotlight

We know our Yellow Jackets accomplish great things post-graduation. We have created this page to celebrate the success and accomplishments of some of our thousands of alumni. 

We will also feature articles in newsletters and social media, so if you are alumni or if you know of an alumni who deserves a shout-out, please use the form on the bottom of this page to share your/their story!

Alexander Fortenberry, former Calhoun High School Graduate

Alexander Fortenberry, former Calhoun High School Graduate, will be one of UVI’s first graduates in the physics program!

His impressive list of accomplishments demonstrates the rich opportunities that are now available to students through the PAARE Program. Alex’s interest in physics developed in high school, where he was required to develop tangible products and solve real-world problems using physics. After his sophomore year at UVI, Alex was employed as a summer and fall research student at the Etelman Observatory where he worked with data taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission and NASA’s Swift Satellite comparing gamma-ray burst data.

Check out the full article on Alexander Fortenberry and his accomplishments here:…/miro-in-action-uvi-physics-program-g…

Josh Ballew- Class of 2010

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | Did you watch the Atlanta Race on Sunday? If so, you saw the handiwork from CHS Graduate Josh Ballew. Josh Graduated from Calhoun High School in 2010 and attended Nashville Auto Diesel College. After graduation from NADC, he began his automotive career working for Richard Childress Racing, RCR, in Lexington, North Carolina. Josh is a high performance fabricator for RCR and we are very proud of all he has accomplished!

Check out the video below. Josh is shown at 17.98 seconds into the video.  Click Here

Tyler Mauldin- Class of 2008

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | Be sure to tune into 11 Alive News this weekend and on Christmas Eve where you'll see CHS Alumni Tyler Mauldin (Class of 2008) filling in as meteorologist. Tyler currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida where he is a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light. Tyler will be doing all of the weather segments for newscasts Saturday morning and evening, Sunday morning and all newscasts on Christmas Eve. Tune in and get your latest weather forecast from our very own CHS graduate! Way to go Tyler! Go Jackets!