RLHS val, sal readying for med field
Published 1:06 am Friday, May 26, 2017
With their high school days coming to a close, Red Level High School’s valedictorian Meredith Nall and salutatorian Paige Schreiner look to pursue career paths in the medical field.
Nall, the daughter of Jason and Melissa Nall, she graduates with a 4.4 GPA.
“I plan to attend AUM to pursue a degree in nursing,” Nall said. “Following graduation, I plan to pursue a degree in anesthesiology. In 10 years, I hope to be beginning my career and starting my own non-profit organization that helps to end hunger among poverty stricken areas.”
Helping others is something that Nall said she has always done, and nursing allows her to continue that passion.
“I always enjoyed nursing and helping others,” Nall said. “Helping others has given me a passion, which helped me make my career choice. After being awarded a full-tuition scholarship to AUM, I felt confident that this was God’s plan.”
Nall said getting to the top of her class is something for which she has striven for a long time.
“Being able to accomplish my goal, set at a young age, drove me to be at the top of my class,” Nall said.
Nall had some advice for the underclassmen at Red Level.
“Do not ever give up,” Nall said. “Even when you think your workload is overbearing, do not stop.”
Nall was an active member in cheerleading, softball, track, SGA president, class president, Mu Alpha Theta president, Beta Club vice president. Science Club, Future Business Leaders of America, JAG, Fellowship of Christian Students, Tiger Ambassador, Peer Helpers and Drama Club.
Schreiner, the daughter of Doris Williams, graduates with a 4.3 GPA.
“I will attend Coastal Alabama Community College to take preliminary classes,” Schreiner said. “After that, I will transfer to pursue a degree as a radiology technician. In 10 years, I see myself working in a hospital as a radiology technician and still striving to do my best every day to reach my goals.”
Schreiner said that she has been interested in radiology and the atmosphere at CACC drew her to the school.
“The location of the college and the friendly-welcoming environment,” Schreiner said of why she made the decision to go to CACC. “I have always been fascinated by radiology and feel as if I would enjoy going to work every day.”
As for what drove her to the top of her class, Schreiner credited her family.
“My family has always pushed me to do my best,” Schreiner said. “I have always made it a do so because of them.”
Schreiner also had some advice for the underclassmen at Red Level.
“Never give up,” Schreiner said, “and know that it is possible to make it exactly where you want to go.”
Schreiner was Drama Club vice president, Mu Alpha Theta vice president and class vice president. She was also a member of the Science Club, Beta Club and Spanish Club.