Madison Waldrep is the daughter of Janet Carlan and Eli Carlan.

She is taking pre-calculus math, Tools for Success, art appreciation, AP literature and honors Spanish III. Last semester, she had chorus III, college algebra, honors economics and psychology.

In activities, Waldrep has been a member of FCCLA for three years, was a voting delegate for FCCLA in her sophomore year, attended the fall leadership conference in 10th and 12th grades and attended the state conference as a sophomore; has been a member of Beta Club for three years and has more than 100 hours of community service; was a member of the Academic Team as a junior and senior; competed in the national history bowl in Washington as a junior; competed in the NAQT in Chicago as a junior; won the history bowl regional as a senior, had an invitation to the International History Olympiad as a senior; a member of the Tome Society as a junior and senior and competed in Tome Con as a junior; a member of the STEM Club for three years, was public relations officer as a sophomore, vice president as a senior and had 60 hours as a STEM Camp counselor for sophomore and junior years.

Her honors and awards include honors algebra I and health award as a freshman; honors algebra II, introduction to healthcare award and certificate of program completion for UGA-Foothills AHEC Health Careers Youth Conference, all as a junior.

Her most influential teacher is Courtney Boehlke, who teaches science.

She plans to attend the University of Georgia and get a bachelor’s degree in math.

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Katie Buell is the daughter of Kim and Jay Buell.

She is taking AP computer science, audio video III, AP chemistry, AP macroeconomics, French II and wind ensemble.

She is a member of the Beta Club.

She has been the French student of the month and won the UGA Certificate of Merit.

She served at the wild game dinner at Maysville Baptist Church, packed Operation Christmas child shoeboxes, sold homemade fudge and cake pops at Maysville Baptist Church’s “Parable of the Talents” craft fair and worked with the Beta Club at the Relay for Life.

Her most influential teacher is Robert Bryan, who teaches science.

She plans to attend Kennesaw State University and earn a bachelor’s degree in computer game design and development.


Haley McMenomy is the daughter of Joe and Derelle McMenomy.

She is taking this year AP capstone seminar, AP macroeconomics, AP government, AP literature, yearbook, honors physics, AP calculus and honors advanced math decision-making.

Her sports and activities include competition cheerleading, spirit cheerleading, tennis, yearbook, Student Council, Jackson County Student Leadership Team, National Honor Society, Beta Club, National Spanish Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, International Thespian Society and Girl Scouts.

Her awards include Georgia Certificate of Merit, Athletic Director’s Award, Girl Scout Bronze Award, Cheerleading Top Scholar, Athens Banner Herald Academic Athlete of the Year finalist, UCA All-American, AP Scholar with honors and Jostens Yearbook Award of Excellence.

She will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology and major in international affairs with a minor in health, medicine and society.

She plans to be a pediatric oncologist.

Her most influential teacher is Michelle Golden, who is the international baccalaureate coordinator.


Dagny Berger is the daughter of Stefanie and Kevin Burger.

She is taking teaching practicum, AP calculus, AP literature and AP macroeconomics. She took AP psychology, AP calculus, Cold War and business communications last semester.

Her activities include four years of marching band, academic team junior and senior years, HOSA, principal’s leadership council, Total Person program, Scotland exchange, Beta Club and literary team for two years each.

She played JV soccer freshman and sophomore years.

She has multiple highest average awards from freshman to junior, was awarded the Chick-fil-A character prize, was third in the region for personal essay and got the coaches award in JV soccer.

Elaine Wilder, who teaches English, is her most influential teacher.

She plans to attend the UGA, get a degree in early childhood education and be an elementary school teacher.


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