ALPHARETTA, Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal presents Alpharetta High School Principal Shannon Kersey with a commendation for outstanding service by the school staff for their efforts during the winter storm last month. More than 200 students were stranded overnight at the school because of the snowstorm and transportation issues on Jan. 28. Dozens of staff members volunteered to remain with the students throughout the night to ensure their comfort and safety. Deal is traveling throughout the area honoring the efforts made by school staff across the metro area.