Carroll Academy leads off the graduation season with a baccalaureate service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Carrollton Baptist Church and commencement on Monday at 7 p.m. at the school gym.

The school will graduate 24 seniors this year.

The valedictorian of the class of 2019 is Sara Elizabeth Storms, 18, of Greenwood, with a 4.0 grade point average on a 4-point scale.

Sara Beth Storms


Storms participated in Beta Club, Quill and Scroll, Robotics and Art Honor Society. She also was the editor in chief of the yearbook and a member of the varsity dance team.

Storms will attend Mississippi State University in the fall — the only student in her class to choose Starkville — and has elected to major in computer science with the goal of becoming a software developer.

“I really liked Carroll Academy because it’s small, we’re a family and you know everyone,” she said.

Chloe Nichole Richardson, 18, of McCarley is salutatorian of the class, graduating with a 3.9583 grade point average.

Chloe Richardson


Richardson  participated in cheer, basketball and Beta Club. She is a member of the North Carrollton Methodist Church.

Richardson will attend the University of Mississippi in the fall and has chosen to study pre-med with the long-term goal of becoming a psychiatrist.

“I like to help people, and I want to make a difference,” she said.

Like her classmate, Richardson said she liked attending Carroll Academy because its size allowed her to know her classmates.

“I really liked it because it was so close-knit,” she said. “I’ve made friends I’ll have for life.”

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