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POSTED: June 9, 2007 5:02 a.m.

Effingham County High School
Kelly Darnell Farmer

“Next year I’ll be attending Georgia Institute of Technology pursuing a degree in material science and engineering.”

Most memorable experience from high school
“The poetry reading in Ms. O’Brien’s class. We read poetry and had coffee shop food.”

Advice to rising seniors
“Enjoy your senior year, but remember to work hard and not neglect your studies.”

Advice for incoming freshmen
“Work hard and live up to your potential.”

Andrew Zachary Blankenship

“I’ll be going to Mercer University in Macon to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry as a pre-med major.”

Most memorable experience from high school
“My fondest memory from school has to be the overhead fire in Ms. Spears’ calculus class. A paper towel fell down in the overhead and it started smoking and she had to grab a spray bottle of water to put it out.”

Advice to rising seniors
“Take the hard classes. Don’t slack off so you’ll be prepared when you go to college.”

Honorarian Kristen Jill Exley
“I’ll be going to Georgia Southern to major in early childhood education.”

Most memorable experience
“I enjoyed being drum major for marching band for two years.”

Advice to rising seniors
“I would say to work hard but don’t stress out too much. Remember to take a break.”

Advice to incoming freshmen
“It’s not as scary as you think it is.”

South Effingham High School
Matthew Adam Tamul

“I’m going to Emory and I’m probably going to be an English major, although I might go business. If I am a business major, I will probably go into law.”

Fondest memory
“Attending the Governor’s Honors Program for communicative arts.”

Advice for rising seniors
“Don’t slip your senior year. Senioritis is a problem.”

Advice for incoming freshmen
“A lot of people don’t realize how soon you have to start thinking about your college resume. It really helps if you get going from the start.”

Katie Sharee Tanner

“I’m going to UGA. I’m going to study pharmacy in the undergraduate program and then move on to a graduate school.”

Fondest memory
“The social benefits. I have a lot of friends. I’m pretty much a book nerd I don’t do much.”

Advice for rising seniors
“Work hard. You have to keep your grades up the whole time.”

Advice for incoming freshman
“Work from the beginning.”


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