TRM names top students

Published 5:38 pm Monday, May 26, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Officials at T.R. Miller High School have announced the names of those students who have earned the honor of valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2008 graduating class.
Ashleigh Elizabeth Jones has been named valedictorian with Kelsey Green named as salutatorian.
Jones is the daughter of Duane and Melanie Hines of Brewton and Doug Jones of Gulf Shores.
Earning a 4.31 grade point average during her high school career, Jones has received such honors as the National Merit Commended Student award; nomination to the Mobile Register Academic Team; All-State Band; honors band, Rotary Club student of the year award, co-captain of T.R. Miller Colorguard; T.R. Miller Band chaplain; Junior Miss scholastics award and scholarship; and the Montevallo Ambassadors Program scholarship.
Jones enjoyed a variety of extracurricular activities including membership on the scholars bowl team, math team, Envirobowl team, Science Olympiad team and church drama team. She has served as the sophomore class secretary and was a representative for her junior class.
Jones listed her favorite teacher as Mrs. Watson in calculus and her hardest course as geometry with Mrs. Hillman.
Jones passed along some advice for incoming freshmen to help ease into high school life.
Jones will begin her college education in the fall as a freshman at the University of Montevallo. She has chose to major in math, which will help in her goal to teach math on the college level.
Green is the daughter of Cathy and Frank Green of Brewton.
Earning a 4.2 grade point average during her high school career, Green has been honored as a member of the Alabama All-State Band, a member of the Brewton Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Youth Leadership program; University of Alabama Presidential scholar; Auburn University Presidential scholar; secondary principals scholar nominee; Mobile Register scholar's nominee; National Honor Society; Adrian and Marie Downing scholarship recipient.
Green enjoyed a variety of extra curricular activities during her high school years including being a member of the T.R. Miller High School band, Scholar's Bowl, volleyball team, Auburn University/Hope Place tutor; Relay for Life; Habitat for Humanity; Fellowship of Christian Athletes and freshman class representative.
Green offered advice for incoming freshmen at T.R. Miller High School to help them plan for high school and beyond.
Green said she didn't have one favorite teacher, but many.
Green said her hardest course has been AP history.
Green plans to attend the University of Alabama majoring in pre-med (biology).