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.
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.
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.”