PCHS graduation slated Thursday

By LARRY C. BOWERS
Posted 5/16/18

Seniors at Polk County High School in Benton will receive their diplomas Thursday evening, in the school's gymnasium.The graduation ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., with senior superlatives …

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PCHS graduation slated Thursday

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Seniors at Polk County High School in Benton will receive their diplomas Thursday evening, in the school's gymnasium.

The graduation ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., with senior superlatives conducting the program. Polk County High School Principal Ron German will also participate.

This year's valedictorian is Monica Nicole "Niki" Ball. The salutatorian is Kelby Fritts.

Ball completed her high school career with a 4.0 GPA, with a composite score of 32 on her ACT.

Throughout her years at Polk County High, she has been a member of student government and was president of her senior class. She was also a member of Club 21, the National Honor Society, and president of the Polk County Pep Club.

She was a varsity member of the girls' basketball team for the three years she played.

The valedictorian plans to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she will major in biochemistry, focusing on a career as either a physical therapist or a criminal psychiatrist.

Fritts, the salutatorian, is a member of the National Honor Society as well, along with the Pep Club and Club 21.

She scored a 33 on her ACT, and achieved a high school and college GPA of 4.0.

Fritts played varsity softball and basketball during her years at Polk County High School, and is a member of Family Worship Center in Cleveland.

She also plans to attend UT-Chattanooga in the fall, majoring in chemical engineering.

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