Sisters, A’Leah and Taylor Burrell, are the first siblings to take state titles in over a decade.
As a high school junior, Serenity Richardson knew she wanted to be a business and politics leader, and that The King’s College was the only Christian college specifically equipped to help her meet that goal.
One of McIntosh High’s newest teachers is also an alum; Adrienne Scasny graduated from McIntosh in 2011! She was also a four-year member of the state-champion McIntosh Chiefettes Dance Team.
At the age of 17, Fayette County native Dani Runnals, already felt called to fight sex trafficking. After high school, she began a public relations degree at UGA, with plans to pursue a nonprofit career focused on raising awareness.
Meghan Plunkett is all about service — to her country and to her patients. Meghan, who is in the top four percent of her class, graduates from the Air Force Academy with a BS in biology this year.
Olivia Murphy is a weaver of words. Her poetry has been published several times. She will be earning her MFA in creative writing in the Fall.
Travel is one of Lindsey’s great passions. Being outdoors in another. In fact, she just returned from a three-month study abroad trip to New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji, where she had the opportunity to hang-glide, bungee jump the world’s first bungee, and scuba dive. Eventually, she says, she wants to go “practically everywhere.”
“Bass fishing is definitely my passion,” Madeline Conner says. In fact, she’s on the Georgia Southern Bass Fishing Team and has competed in tournaments across the southeast.
Carol Thomas is passionate about mental illness advocacy, education, and awareness, largely because of her own experience. She characterizes herself as “living happily with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder after struggling with and learning to manage the illness for seven years.”
Helen Smith says she’s always been “a huge advocate” of career and technical education. As a high school junior, she served as a SkillsUSA state officer, then served as a national officer senior year.
Most new college students just hope they can find the way to freshmen English. Not Jaila Lewis.
A natural presenter, Clara Comiskey served on the Fayetteville Comprehensive Planning Committee and was asked to present for her adult team.