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May 19, 2013

VALS & SALS: Poolville High's Fulton, Henson graduating at top of class

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What advice do you have for your schoolmates and younger students concerning their academics?

What is something that you can tell them that might help them in their studies and grades and help them achieve their goals and dreams? Enjoy your time in school. Learn everything you can in class and from your teachers. Make your school years worth it and seize every opportunity you can.

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Salutatorian Heather Lynn Henson

GPA: 3.778

Extracurricular clubs/activities: volleyball, basketball, tennis, track, cheerleading, yearbook, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, class president.

How many in class? 32

Parents: Tony and Diana Henson.

Post-graduation plans

I plan on attending Tarleton State University to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Post-college plans

After college I plan on starting right into my career in the nursing field.

What will be your best memory of high school?

Going to state in tennis, and volleyball and basketball tournaments and games.

To who or what do you feel you owe your academic success?

I owe it to my parents, most importantly, and to my teachers. My parents were always there to help me and push me to do my very best.

Was graduating in the top two a goal of yours throughout high school or before?

Yes, it has always been an important factor for me since I have been in elementary.

What message do you have for your classmates as you move to the next phases of your lives?

Always go after your dreams and goals, and remember the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

What advice do you have for your schoolmates and younger students concerning their academics? What is something that you can tell them that might help them in their studies and grades and help them achieve their goals and dreams?

Do not slack off. Make sure you turn your papers in on time and always study for any tests and quizzes. Try your very best, and always give 110 percent. Because remember, “If you are not willing to give 100 percent, someone else will.”

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