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LCM valedictorian, salutatorian named


Last updated 5/31/2012 at Noon

The 2012 Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School graduation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1 in the Montagne Center at Lamar University in Beaumont.

Payton Burns was named the 2012 Valedictorian for LCM. She is the daughter of Steve and Clare Burns, with one sibling, Katherine.

Payton plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in accounting.

She was involved in Cross Country (District champion junior and senior year and four year regional qualifier), President of KEY Club, Track (2012 District champion in 800m and two year regional finalist) and National Honor Society Treasurer, has taken dance lessons at Ingram School of Dance for 15 years, is a member of the First Presbyterian Church Youth Group and has over 250 community service hours accrued throughout high school.

Her honors and awards include: Star Student (9th-12th), Homecoming Court (9th-12th), Cross Country Regional Qualifier (9th-12th); senior year: University of Texas Honors Colloquium Attendee, Cross Country District Champion, Track 800m District champion, 800m regional finalist, 1600m regional qualifier; junior year: Medallion Award in AP English & Spanish 3, Cross Country District Champion, Cross Country Super Gold Team, 3200 meter District Champion & Regional Qualifier in Track, 800 meter Regional Qualifier and Regional Finalist in Track, Girls 20AAAA All-District Basketball Team – Honorable Mention, Honor Society Inductee; sophomore year: Orange County Winner of Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, Academic Award in Pre-AP Algebra 2 & Spanish 2, Girls 20AAAA All-District Basketball Team – Honorable Mention, District 20AAAA Academic All-District Athletic Team; and freshman year: Freshman class representative at Kiwanis Citizenship Day (Selected by teachers), Medallion Award for Pre-AP Geometry, English, Geography & Biology, School Finalist in Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, District 20-AAAA Academic All-District Athletic Team, Named All-American Cheerleader.

Casey Meyers was named the 2012 LCM Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Everett and Tonya Meyers and has one sibling, Kender.

LCM Class of 2012

Casey held a GPA of 5.635 and plans to attend Lamar University in Beaumont to study English and Creative Writing, with the hopes of becoming an author. She was a the Historian for the Key Club, Secretary for the National Honor Society, was the Sports Editor for the Yearbook and was a member of the Bear Believers.

Her honors include: Mirabeau Scholarship winner, finalists in the 2012 Stark Reading Contest, won medallions as a sophomore in PreAP English II and French I, and won medallions as a junior in AP U.S. World History and French II. She won District Champion of Girls’ Doubles in Tennis and advanced to regionals.

Casey enjoys cooking, reading, playing tennis, writing and drawing.


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