Morgan valedictorian has big plans for futurePublished 8:32pm Thursday, May 9, 2013
One Morgan Academy Senator said she is thankful for all of her time growing up in a small town like Selma and having all of the opportunities she had for athletics, academics and other activities. It is a wonder Sarah Reeves had time to stop by the Times-Journal office Thursday because as the graduating Valedictorian for Morgan Academy, she never stops working.
“That’s what has been one of the hardest things — is time management and just trying to balance everything,” Reeves said who is 18 and headed to Sewanee, The University of the South, in August for her first semester of college.
The daughter of Edgar and Amy Reeves, Sarah danced, played on the state championship tennis team and was one of 11 members elected to serve the youth department for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. She found time to do these activities in between being involved in her school’s student government association as their vice president, president of the National Honors Society, Beta Club member and pep club member. Her favorite Morgan memories include her time as one of the field painters.
Reeves and three of her friends spent their Thursday nights and Fridays at school during football season painting the field for their upcoming games.
“I know that the hash marks have to be 53 feet and four inches,” Reeves said, adding that she and others would drag stencils around the field and painted everything along with the coach. She said it was, “ a lot of hard work,” even when classmates thought it was easy.
Heading to Sewanee, she said her major is still undecided, though her favorite studies include writing and history.
Reeves will graduate on Friday, May 24.