By: Dawn Cranston, Elementary Principal
We will proudly honor our graduates on May 13th on campus at 6 p.m. This year’s group is a mixture of students who have been with us for several years and students who blessed us by joining our school family in their high school years.
Senior Micah Young, who has been with us for three years, is our valedictorian. He has been a favorite around here, and all of us, especially the basketball team, will miss him. Micah plans to become a software engineer and has secured a full scholarship to Coastal Alabama Community College (CACC) to earn his Associate’s before moving on to whatever four-year university is lucky enough to get him.
Taylor Dickson, who has been part of our family for 6 years, is our salutatorian. Taylor started her college career early by dual enrolling at CACC. She will finish up there before going on to the University of South Alabama (USA) to get her degree in Marine Biology which has always been her passion. We will all miss Taylor’s sweet spirit and intellectual curiosity.
Harrison Jones has been with us since 7th grade and is graduating one year after his big brother. We will miss Harrison and the whole Jones family who have contributed so much to our school. Harrison is taking a year to work and explore his options. With his outstanding ACT score and kind personality, we know that Harrison will be successful in whatever he chooses.
Lane Bates joined us in the 10th grade. One of the most outstanding things about Lane is his willingness to serve; he is the first to volunteer to help. It did not surprise us to find out that Lane will soon be serving our country by joining the Army. We are so proud of him!
Lindsey Minto came along two years ago and is a “go-getter.” She’s been involved in everything she can get into! We are proud of Lindsey for securing a scholarship at USA where she will major in Marketing. Her can-do attitude will ensure her success.
Our last blessing from this group is Rain Burton who came to us her junior year. Rain is an absolute joy. She fit in right away and is loved by the younger students as well as her classmates. Rain will be attending the Troy University American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter Program. Rain is already fluent in ASL and has tested out of several of the courses, so she will be on the fast track to becoming an interpreter.
We wish our students the best as they move forward in their future!