By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
Biggersville High School valedictorian Lexie Stovall radiates with optimism.
She was diagnosed with lupus last year and is now in remission. The support from friends and family during the health challenge was overwhelming. Letters, phone calls and visitors brightened her days at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
She always tries to smile at others because she knows from personal experience it can improve a person’s day.
Stovall wanted to work in the medical field prior to her diagnosis, but her personal journey only solidified her dream. That is an example of Stovall turning a negative situation into a positive outcome.
The staff at Le Bonheur was so great that she wants to work there in the future as a nurse anesthetist.
Stovall is unafraid of a challenge, and math is her favorite subject. She also enjoys chemistry and reading, particularly books by the author John Green.
Stovall, who was captain of the band color guard this year, has been a student at Biggersville schools since she was in kindergarten.
“We are a small school, but we are close like a family and there for each other,” Stovall said.
She enjoys school because it lets her be around people. In her valedictorian speech, Stovall will talk about how she and the other graduates impact everyone they meet. Graduates should pursue happiness and chase dreams, she added.
Stovall helps out in the community as a member of Junior Civitans and as a youth committee member at the Meigg Street Church of Christ. She and the other church youth went around the community giving out chili during cold weather.
Stovall’s parents, Gloria and Danny Stovall, are her role models. She admires their example of always striving to stay positive. Stovall’s mom also works in the healthcare field as a registered nurse.
She thanked her parents, friends, teachers and staff at Biggersville High School for her valedictorian achievement.
Stovall plans to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College and then enroll at Freed-Hardeman University or the University of North Alabama.
Biggersville Valedictorian Stovall Wants to Make Positive Impact
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