Selma High valedictorian Amber Black plans to attend Troy University in the fall and major in nursing. -- Sarah Robinson
Selma High valedictorian Amber Black plans to attend Troy University in the fall and major in nursing. -- Sarah Robinson

Black seeks future in nursing

Published 9:51pm Thursday, May 29, 2014

Editor’s note: This story is the next in a series of stories featuring valedictorians from each of the schools in Dallas County.

 

Selma High School graduate Amber Black was selected as the valedictorian of the Class of 2014.

Black, who graduated with a grade point average of 4.2, said she was surprised to hear the news.

“It’s overwhelming,” Black said. “It’s a good feeling.”

Black has earned scholarships from Troy University, Links, Inc. and Alabama A&M University totaling more than $60,000.

Black has plans to attend Troy University, where she earned a $12,000 scholarship to major in nursing and later pursue a master’s degree in prenatal care.

During her time at Selma High, Black was involved in Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Family, Career and Community leaders of America and Future Business leaders of America.

As a person who loves to plan, Black said she enjoys surrounding herself with people who have similar interests, so it felt natural to join so many school organizations.

Black also said she dedicated so much of her time and effort to her school with hopes that getting involved would make her more appealing to colleges

“I just liked to get involved here at Selma High,” Black said. “It’s fun experience, and I needed it to apply for colleges, but it was fun overall.”

Black said she’s not the only one excited over the title. Black’s parents share her enthusiasm about her big accomplishment.

“Oh, my mom’s ecstatic. She won’t stop talking about it,” Black said. “My dad’s excited, but he’s more on the quiet side.”

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