WAC honors four scholars
Wesson Attendance Center selected spotlighted four outstanding students as 2020 Valedictorian and Salutatorians: Riley Virginia Smith (Valedictorian) and Anna Claire Crow, Shelbi Leann Maxwell and Catherine Grace Wilson as Salutatorians.
Smith is the daughter of Marion and Donna Smith. She was the recipient of the Lincoln County Sale of Champions 2020 Scholarship and Co-Lin Leadership Scholarship. Smith is a member of Lincoln County 4-H in which she participates in livestock projects and shooting sports. She has been selected to compete in the 2020 MS 4-H Skill-a-thon Invitational, is a member of the ACT Platinum Club at Wesson, is a dual-enrollment student at Copiah Lincoln Community College and has been inducted into the college's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honors Society. Smith attends Sylvarena Baptist Church. She plans are to attend Co-Lin, major in Agribusiness and further her education at Mississippi State University.
Crow is the daughter of Bradley and Becca Crow and Stan and Claire Rasberry. She was chosen by the student body to be the 2019 Homecoming Queen. Crow is an editor of the yearbook staff, is serving as secretary of her senior class, and is a member of the varsity softball teams, the cheer team, and the golf team. She is a dual-enrollment student at Co-Lin and has been inducted into college's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society. Crow is a member of the ACT Silver Club and the Senior Beta Club. She is a member of Little Bahala Baptist Church and is a Junior Ambassador for the Wesson Chamber of Commerce. Crow plans to attend Southwest Mississippi Community College on a softball scholarship, major in Accounting, and further her education at the Mississippi State University.
Maxwell is the daughter of Jason and Michelle Berch. She was chosen as Miss Wesson, Senior Class Favorite, Most Athletic, and Senior Most Beautiful. Maxwell is a Superintendent’s honor roll student, a member of the Senior Beta Club and is a dual-enrollment student at Co-Lin, where she has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society. She is on the varsity softball, basketball, cheer and Cross County teams. Maxwell is a member of the ACT Gold Club, Co-President of the Student Council, a Junior Ambassador for the Wesson Chamber of Commerce and a member of Decell Memorial United Methodist Church. She plans to attend Co-Lin Community College on a softball scholarship and major in nursing.
Wilson is the daughter of Albert and Deona Wilson. She was chosen as Most Popular by her classmates and as the Lindy Callahan Scholarship Nominee for Wesson. Wilson is a member of the varsity softball and the cheer teams, was a student council officer for three years and is currently serving as Co-President. She is editor of the yearbook staff, serving as vice-president of her senior class and is a member of the Senior Beta Club and the ACT Gold Club. Wilson is a dual-enrollment student at Co-Lin, where she has been inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society; is a member of Wesson Baptist Church and serving as a Junior Ambassador for the Wesson Chamber of Commerce. Wilson plans to attend Co-Lin on a softball scholarship, major in Accounting and further her education at Mississippi State University.
In accepting their honors, the four scholars left behind some words of wisdom in special speeches:
· Smith said in her Valedictorian speech: “Walt Disney once said ‘All our dreams can come true, if we just have the courage to pursue them.’”
· Crow said in her Salutatorian speech: “Winnie the Pooh once said ‘How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.’”
· Maxwell said in her Salutatorian speech: “I believe the trials we have overcome prove that the Class of 2020 can weather any storm.”
· Wilson said in her Salutatorian speech: “We are strong, we are resilient, and we are ready.”