Northview chooses three top students
By By Adrienne McKenzie
Hard work during four years of high school has paid off for three Northview graduates.
Kristan McCants and Phillip Mayhair tied for the spot of valedictorian and Nick Prather came in as the class’ salutatorian.
Rex and Jessie McCants are the parents of Kristan, who has high hopes for the future.
McCants was a part of many activities during her years at Northview including Future Business Leaders of America and the Spanish Club. She served as president of Rho Kappa and the Minority Culture Club. She also was a member of the Beta Club and the National Scholars Society.
McCants also received many honors while in school including a Martin Luther King Scholarship, a Mira Award for writing and an Academic Excellence Award. She was also named an Atmore Rotary Club Four-Year Academic All-Star.
McCants said she had a great time while in school and wishes her future classmates well.
Mayhair, the son of Tommy and Connie Mayhair, was also highly involved in extracurricular activities while in school.
Mayhair was also named a Rotary Club Academic All-Star and he won a Mira Award for creative arts. He was also on the Academic Team.
Mayhair said his favorite moments in school were being involved with different activities.
Mayhair plans to attend the University of West Florida and he is undecided on what he will major in, but as for those who will be back at NHS next year, Mayhair has a few words of wisdom.
Vernon and Deborah Prather are the parents of Nick, who plans to attend Florida State University to become an engineer.
While in high school, Prather was a part of the football team, theater, track, a member of the Academic Team and on the Student Government Association. He was named a Rotary Club Academic All-Star and also an All-Star for football.
Prather said his favorite moment at Northview was playing football.
Prather said future graduates should remember not to take for granted the time they spend within the walls of NHS.