Autumn Reneé Thomas, daughter of Doug and Sandra Thomas Simmons of Powell, Tenn., graduated May 17, 2013 from Powell High School with an honor in foreign language, honors classes and a 4.0 GPA.
Autumn received two scholarships: the Hope Scholarship and the Tennessee Achieves Scholarship. She plans to continue her education by attending Roane State Community College with a major in accounting and will continue to work part-time at Steak-N-Shake.
She was honored with a graduation party at her home with family and friends in attendance. As a graduation gift, she went on a 6-day Carnival Cruise Line to the Bahamas as her senior trip.
Autumn is the granddaughter of Billy Thomas of Whitman, the late Edith Thomas and Don and Frankie Simmons of Powell.