FHS’s White, McDaniel excel

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Florala High School Valedictorian Hannah Grace White and Salutatorian Kaylee McDaniel pushed themselves to the top of their class and have their sights set on the future.

White will attend Auburn University where she will pursue a degree in wildlife ecology and management.

Hannah Grace White

“My love for nature and animals has pushed me in this direction,” White said of her degree choice. “One day, I want to become a wildlife manager.”

Family is something that White said drove her to succeed.

“My family’s constant support and my own ambitions have driven me to be the best that I can be,” White said. “In 10 years, I see myself on a wildlife reserve or national park doing what I love best.”

White also had some simple advice for the Florala’s underclassmen.

“Work your hardest,” White said. “Then work even harder.”

White is the daughter of Keith and Lori White and John and Melissa Windham.

Along with all of her school work, White works at the Extended Day Program and she is an active member of Beta Club, Key Club, Peer Helpers, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Students and Yearbook. She is also an active member in her church.

White graduates with a 4.3 GPA.

Kaylee McDaniel

McDaniel also has big plans for her future.

The daughter of Toby and Angela McDaniel, she graduates from Florala with a 4.08 GPA.

McDaniel said that she has big aspirations after high school.

“I plan to attend LBWCC and later transfer to Auburn for a degree in environmental engineering,” McDaniel said. “One day, I want to save the planet. In 10 years, I see myself saving the planet by designing different ways to reduce waste.”

McDaniel also has some simple advice for the Florala underclassmen.

“Don’t procrastinate,” McDaniel said. “It’s a trap.”