TOP GRADUATES HONORED BY CHAMBERS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Shown above, from left, are 2018 top LaFayette High School graduates Ny'Keirria Billingsley, Miciah Vines and D'Angelo Swanson, and top Valley High School graduates Jase Phillips, Callie Pike and Alexis Elise Walls.
LaFAYETTE – The top three graduating seniors from LaFayette and Valley high schools were recently presented plaques of achievement by the Chambers County School Board.
The top graduates from LaFayette High School are Ny’Keirria Billingsley, Miciah Vines and D’Angelo Swanson.
Ny’Keirra Billingsley served her senior year as President of her class, the National Technical Honor Society, Student Government Association, and Health Occupations Students of America. She was also an active member of FCCLA, Beta Club, and Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors.
In addition, Ny’Keirra was a cheerleader from 2013 until 2017, and was Miss LHS for the 2017-2018 school year. Her community involvement has included serving as a volunteer at the Rampey Daycare Center and LaFayette Nursing Home.
Ny’Keirra plans to attend the University of Alabama in Birmingham where she will major in nursing. She leaves LaFayette High School with a 4.6 (weighted) GPA.
Miciah Vines has been active in the National Technical Honor Society, National Beta Club, National Society of High School Scholars, Family Career Community Leaders of America (Secretary), and Future Teachers of America. She also served as statistician for the LaFayette High School basketball team, was a gate worker at Auburn University football games, a Teacher Education Student at the Chambers County Career Technical Center, and is a member of the White Hall Baptist Church Youth Choir and Praise Team.
Miciah is CPR certified and plans to become a registered nurse. She leaves LaFayette High School with a 4.5 (weighted) GPA.
D’Angelo Swanson has been a member of the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, and was recipient of the LHS Superstar Award for scoring 20 or above on the ACT. He also received a Platinum score on the ACT Work Keys.
In addition, D’Angelo served as Business/PR Manager for Piedmont Motorsports and Engineering at the Chambers County Career Technical Center, and President of UNITE Mentoring, Inc., contributing more than 50 hours of volunteer community service.
D’Angelo has already earned a Machine Shop Certificate from Southern Union State Community College, and plans to attend Spring Hill University to obtain a degree in Management Marketing. He leaves LaFayette High School with a 4.5 (weighted) GPA.
The top graduates from Valley High School are Jase Phillips, Callie Pike and Alexis Elise Walls.
Jase Phillips has been an active member of the National Honor Society, Key Club International, National Beta Club, FCA, VHS Scholar’s Bowl, Math Team, Pep Club, Tennis Team, Student Government Association, and Rambassadors. He was also a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, a Class Favorite his Junior year, a Senior Superlative (Most Positive), and a finalist for Mr. VHS. Furthermore, Jase was on the ‘All A’ Honor Roll every year of his high school education.
In terms of community involvement, Jase served as a Junior Ambassador with the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and volunteered with Huguley Elementary School Fall Festival and May Day activities, Hawkes Library Summer Children’s Program, Kidfest and Children’s Ministry at Spring Road Christian Church, Out of Darkness suicide awareness walk, Mill Village Christmas, and Casas Por Cristo Missions house-building team in Acuna, Mexico.
Jase plans to attend Auburn University and obtain a degree in Pharmacy. He leaves Valley High School with a 4.7 (weighted) GPA.
Callie Pike has been a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, and served as President of the VHS Key Club. She was also active in the National Beta Club, Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (Jr. Ambassadors), VHS Rambassadors and Pep Club, and was Miss VHS for the 2017-2018 school year.
While in high school, Callie obtained work experience through CharterBank, Performance Power Equipment, and the Chicken Stop. She plans to attend Auburn University and major in Veterinary Medicine.
Callie leaves Valley High School with a 4.7 (weighted) GPA.
Alexis Elise Walls spent her senior year as a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and was also active in the Key Club and marching band. In addition, Alexis was an Academic Achievement Award winner and member of the ‘All A’ Honor Roll and Beta Club.
Among her volunteer experiences, Alexis has served as a missionary to Haiti, where she taught basic computer skills, an English class, Bible class, and assisted with a sports camp. She also worked with other volunteers in the Valley area building wheelchair ramps.
Alexis plans to attend Southern Union State Community College and obtain her Associates degree before transferring to Auburn University and majoring in Early Childhood Education. She leaves Valley High School with a 4.6 (weighted) GPA.
“We want to congratulate all our graduating seniors and wish them well as they continue their education and embark upon their careers,” said Chambers County School Superintendent Dr. Kelli Hodge.
by David Bell