Meadowview’s top grad to focus on medical field

Published 7:35pm Monday, May 13, 2013

 

Meadowview Christian School senior and valedictorian Hope Redd will attend Troy University in the fall and study on a pre-med track. Redd wants to return to Selma one day and practice medicine. -- Ashley Johnson
Meadowview Christian School senior and valedictorian Hope Redd will attend Troy University in the fall and study on a pre-med track. Redd wants to return to Selma one day and practice medicine. — Ashley Johnson

The Meadowview Christian School class of 2013 valedictorian has big goals in mind for a future as a doctor in the medical world and dreams to one day return to Selma and make a difference.

Hope Redd, who is headed to Troy University in the fall, has been named valedictorian of her class and said she has shared many memories during her time at the school she has attended since the third grade, including homecomings, proms, school competitions and games.

“Besides just getting to meet new people and go to Troy and surrounding myself with people that will further my career, I am most excited about going to Troy and figuring out my purpose,” Redd said. “Whether I’m supposed to be a doctor or even go into something else, I just want to grow my character and find out what I’m supposed to do.”

She said her favorite subjects to study at Meadowview were anatomy, chemistry and English. Her goals are to graduate as one of the top students at Troy and then after graduation pursue a degree in medicine. Ultimately she would like to return to Selma to practice.

“I have always had a love for Selma and it has always been my hometown I love it and I want to come back,” Redd said. “Anything I can do to help Selma and help it grow, I want to do.”

The daughter of Robby and Rexene Redd, Hope was involved in her school’s softball and volleyball teams and was an officer for their student government association. She is also active in her church, Crosspoint Christian.

Though Redd said she is nervous and excited to give her speech at graduation and start school at Troy she is sad to leave some memories behind at Meadowview.

“The thing I will miss most are the games and doing things with my class,” she said. “My class, we are a lot of fun. We are always energetic and anytime we can get together and support our teams together, we are always loud and we like to cut up.”

Redd said her close relationship with her class will be tough to leave behind.

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