Northpoint Christian School (NCS) in Southaven has announced its valedictorian and salutatorian for its 2018 graduating class.
The valedictorian is Millie Lee, a senior from Southaven. She is the daughter of Jeff and Melissa Lee and has been a student at NCS for twelve years.
Millie has a GPA of 4.884, an ACT score of 33 and plans to attend Liberty University as part of the Honors College to study biomedical sciences with a minor in global studies.
During her high school time, Lee has been named Miss Northpoint Christian School and is Senior Class President. Millie is also a National Honor Society member.
Athletically, Lee was a member of the school’s volleyball and girls’ tennis team. She is also Secretary/Treasurer of Thespian Society; Student Ambassador, IBS Mission Team member and was Senior Representative on Basketball Homecoming Court.
“The teachers and students are one big family,” Lee said. “Teachers encourage students because they see our potential and want to see us succeed.”
This year’s salutatorian is Ethan Mayer, a senior at NCS from Byhalia. He is the son of Keith and Bonnie Mayer, and has been a student at NCS for fifteen years, as he began attending the school during pre-K at age three.
Ethan has a GPA of 4.797 and scored a 34 on the ACT. He plans to attend Vanderbilt and will pursue a double major in computer engineering and computer science.
Mayer is a National Honor Society Member, Mu Alpha Theta Member and NCS Knowledge Bowl Team member. He also participated in marching band, praise band, concert band and basketball pep band.
Mayer was also part of the crew for the theater production of “Beauty & the Beast.”
Mayer says the thing he will remember most about NCS are friendships made.
“When you start a school as a three-year-old and finish at age 18, all in the same place, you spend a lot of time with the same people, making life-long friends,” Mayer said.
High School Principal Sam Wrigley says both students are outstanding and have been leaders on campus.
“Our faculty and staff are very proud of these students,” Wrigley said. “They have worked very hard for these academic achievements. We look forward to continuing to watching Millie and Ethan reach their God-given potential at Liberty and Vanderbilt.”