TRM honors top seniors
Allen Rigby and Katie Edge are looking forward to graduation at T.R. Miller High School, while at the same time saying goodbye to fond memories of their years together.
Rigby has been named valedictorian for the T.R. Miller High School 2010 graduating class, and Edge has been named salutatorian.
Rigby is the son of Jesse and Patricia Rigby of Brewton and has received several prestigious awards during school.
“I have been honored by being named as a National Merit Scholar,” Rigby said.
Rigby has also received the Hugh O’Brien Youth Scholarship Award, Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, Bob and Jim Hayes Scholastic-Athletic Memorial Scholarship, and Mike Tedder Distinguished Math Student Award. He has been a part of Greater Brewton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class, editor-in-chief of Kaleidoscope, Environmental Bowl, Math Team, Tennis Team, National Honor Society, serving as treasurer in his junior year, and founder/president of the Book Club.
“My favorite memory during my years of school is when I played ‘the Grinch’ in our fifth grade play with Mrs. Owens,” he said. “I will miss seeing my friends every day. I know we’ll keep in touch, but it won’t be the same.”
Rigby said he appreciates the support he has had throughout his years in school.
“I would like to thank the faculty and administration at T.R. Miller High School for providing an environment where learning is fostered,” he said. “I also thank my family who always love, support, and encourage me to do my best.”
Rigby said he plans to attend Davidson College in Davidson, N.C.
“I see myself in 20 years living in the suburbs with a stable job, married and with two or three children,” he said.
Rigby said he advises those who will be seniors next year to work hard and don’t let the senioritis take over.
Edge is the daughter of Marc and Becky Edge.
“I was selected by Southern Pine Cooperative Electric to attend their National Convention in Washington,” Edge said. “I was also selected by the University of Alabama to attend the Capstone Leadership Academy at the University.”
Edge has been in the Pep Club for all four of her high school years, a varsity cheerleader for three years, a member of the Kaleidoscope publication for four years, Scholars Bowl for four years, T.R. Miller Singers for three years, T.R. Miller Show Choir and a member of the National Honor Society for three years.
Edge was awarded the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship and Montevallo Ambassodors.
“My best memory of school was being able to attend T.R. Miller football games in the seventh and eighth grade and then in high school to cheer for them,” Edge said. “I see myself settled in a small town in 20 years, with a husband and lots of children. And hopefully working as a speech therapist in the school system.”
Edge said she appreciates the encouragement she has received from family and teachers.
“I will miss seeing my friends every single day at school and around town, and of course the football games,” she said. “I want to thank the T.R. Miller faculty for putting up with us the last four years and my family for always encouraging me.”
Edge said she would advise those who would be seniors next year to always do their best. “Nothing can replace hard work,” she said.