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Covington Academy’s top-ranked students are ready for the next chapter, but they still have fond memories of their last four years.

The 2014 valedictorian and salutatorian for Covington Academy are Lexie Rooks and Morgan Dingler, respectively.
Rooks is graduating with a 3.88 GPA and has been a varsity cheerleader all four years of high school.

She said prom was her favorite moment from high school, as well as the friends she made and having the chance to meet new people.

The Conyers native, who now lives in Monroe, said she wants to attend the University of Georgia to become a pharmacist. She said she is ready to start a new chapter in her life and is excited to be able to grow.

After school, she spends time with her family, including her 14- and 9-year-old sisters.

Dingler is graduating with a 3.82 GPA and has played first base on the varsity softball team for all four years. She also played basketball and volleyball her senior year and participated in SkillsUSA.

She said she most fondly remembers sports from high school and being active.

However, she said she is also ready to be “playing at the next level and getting a degree.” Dingler will attend Georgia Perimeter College with a softball scholarship and to pursue a degree in nursing.

“I took health classes in high school, and it’s not a field that will ever not be needed,” Dingler said.

Dingler was born in Rockdale County and now lives in Walnut Grove in Walton County. She said she spend her time out of school playing travel softball and hanging out with her 14-year-old sister.