Top TRM seniors have big goals
Published 8:09 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2007
By By Lydia Grimes – features reporter
T.R. Miller's top two students both have big plans for engineering careers.
Earning a 4.051 GPA, Kenneth Kelly Stallworth, son of Kenneth and Rachel Stallworth, was named valedictorian. Earning a 4.019 GPA, Bradley David Smith, son of Robert and Jackie Smith, was named the salutatorian.
Stallworth was in the National Honor Society, was a National Merit finalist, and was the basketball team captain. He was involved in basketball, track, choir, Scholars Bowl and Fellowship of Christian Athletics. He was also a peer tutor.
He lists his favorite teachers as Marcia Maxwell and Harriet Godwin, and his hardest course as pre-calculus. He plans to attend the University of Alabama to major in aeronautical engineering.
Smith was selected as Scholar Athlete of the Week by television station WEAR in Pensacola; Outstanding Blocker Award in football; Rotary Student of the Year; SGA Parliamentarian; and class representative. He attended Boys State.
Smith played football for four years. He was on the Scholars Bowl team for four years; in National Honor Society for three years; in Fellowship of Christian Athletes for three years; on the math team; and on the Enviro Bowl team. He was Spanish Club treasurer and was in the First Baptist Church Youth Group for six years.
He won the Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship, the Auburn Merit Scholarship and the Auburn Achievement Scholarship.
Smith lists his favorite teacher as Elaine King and his hardest course as advanced biology. He plans to attend Auburn University in the fall and major in electrical engineering.