Two students were ready to graduate and acted well beyond their age as they sat in the front office of their school and discussed past accomplishments and future aspirations.
Loganville Christian Academy’s graduating valedictorian for 2014 is Katie Bostic, and the salutatorian is Kaylee Ewing.
Bostic is leaving her high school career with a 4.0 GPA after playing tennis for three years and participating in National Honor Society, Beta Club as president, a young high school mentoring program and the Chapel Praise Team.
She said a highlight of high school was the fact that she went to school with the same people for years, becoming closer to them than if she were to attend a larger public school. Being crowned homecoming queen was a high point, too, she said.
However, she is looking forward to “being a little more independent” once she begins college. That independence will begin in the fall at the University of Georgia when the Grayson native pursues a degree in speech therapy.
Bostic said she became interested in speech therapy when she shadowed a physical therapist for a senior project.
She said she walked down the hall to an open door, which happened to be the speech department.
“I just fell in love with it,” Bostic said.
When she is not in school or participating in school activities, Bostic said she likes spending time with her 15-year-old sister.
Kaylee Ewing is also graduating with a 4.0 GPA and has also filled her schedule with school extracurriculars and activities, including National Honor Society, Beta Club, Student Council – which she held positions of president and treasurer – Big Brothers Big Sisters, a high school admissions internship, varsity cheerleading and starting a chapter of Operation Smile.
She said she will also miss the friends and teachers she has created bonds with at her small school.
“We pretty much do everything together,” Ewing said.
She will attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a full-ride scholarship for one year before transferring to the University of Georgia. She said she wants to major in public and international affairs to get on track for law school.
Her father was deployed in Afghanistan, which Ewing said made her pay attention to government and politics. She said there are many aspects of what she noticed that she wants to change.
The Monroe native hopes to find people “as passionate about politics as me” in college.
Ewing has been dancing for 11 years, including ballet, tap, jazz and point.