Miller Grove has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for both the senior and eighth grade classes of 2009. Rebecca George has been named valedictorian and Dianne Sparks salutatorian of the Miller Grove High School 2009 Senior Class. Kelsey Steele is valedictorian and Katelyn McCreight salutatorian of the eighth grade class.
George is the daughter of Mark and Donna George of Miller Grove. She is also the granddaughter of Gene and Pat George of Brashear and Kenneth and Jeannie Gaines of Cumby.
The senior class valedictorian was an active participant in both sports and academics. She played both volleyball and basketball, and advanced to the Regional Academic University Interscholastic League competition in Lincoln Douglas debate.
George is also active in the Brashear Baptist Church’s youth group. She plans to major in agriculture science at Paris Junior College to begin her studies toward a career as a high school science teacher.
Dianne Sparks is the daughter of Stephen and Fran Sparks of Miller Grove. She is also the granddaughter of William and Bertha Sparks of Miller Grove, and Loretta and the late Weldon Christian of Doughterty.
Sparks is also active in her church youth group, and plans to assist at a summer camp for children with disabilities.
The senior class salutatorian plans to attend Paris Junior College then Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she will major in veterinary science. She wants to be a horse therapist.
Eighth grade valedictorian Kelsey Steele is the daughter of Chris and Kathy Steele of Miller Grove. She is involved in volleyball and basketball, as well as Academic UIL.
Miller Grove eighth grade salutatorian Katelyn McCreight is the daughter of Brian and Ginger McCreight of Yantis. She is also involved in volleyball and basketball, as well as academic UIL.
Eighth grade students will be honored with a graduation celebration June 4, and high school graduation will be June 5.
For pictures of Miller Grove seniors and the eighth grade valedictorian and salutatorian, see page 7A.
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