PHS val, sal plan pharmacy, museum curator careersPublished 12:00am Saturday, May 18, 2013
Less than four-tenths of a point separated Pleasant Home valedictorian Taylor Godwin and salutatorian Douglas Smith.
Godwin, the daughter of Steven and Deborah Godwin, will graduate next week with a 4.0 grade point average.
She is a member of the senior Beta Club; student council; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Peer Club president; Lions Club leadership forum participant and Harding University Leadership Conference participant. She earned an Troy University chancellor’s scholarship and a district principal’s scholarship.
She plans to major in chemistry at Troy University before attending pharmacy school to specialize in nuclear/radiopharmaceuticals.
Smith, with his 3.96 GPA, is the son of Matt and Stephanie Smith.
His list of academic achievements and accomplishments is long – a Woodmen of the World history award; Boys State representative; Beta Club member; Fellowship of Christian Athletes co-captain; the Troy University Chancellor’s scholarship recipient; student council representative; math tournament team member; Envirobowl team member; varsity football player and the B.H. Tubby Hall academic letter winner.
Smith plans to major in history at Troy University and specialize in public history. His dream is to become a museum curator.
“My mother and father always urged me to do my best in school; however, most of my motivation came from my late grandfather as he never gave up and inspired to me, no matter what adversity, to always keep fighting forward,” Smith said.