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Humans of West Creek: Salutatorian Madison Clayborne

Madison Clayborne celebrates being named salutatorian at the Top 10 Breakfast on Feb. 13, 2024.
Scott Hoskins
Madison Clayborne celebrates being named salutatorian at the Top 10 Breakfast on Feb. 13, 2024.

Co-Salutatorian Madison Clayborne’s major motivation throughout school was the hope of being in the top 10. Besides being on the West Creek Cheer team, Student Government Vice President and Tri-M Honor Society, Clayborne accomplished her goal with a 99.68 cumulative percent.

She was able to prioritize her academic success by always thinking about the future. “Fight for every point because you never know how much you need it for senior year, she said.”

Her favorite high school memory occurred in former choir teacher Blake Gority’s room. “I was aiding in Mr. Gority’s class junior year, and he brought me back strawberry ice cream one day.” 

Not only was her favorite memory in Mr. Gority’s room, but her favorite class. was “choir because I’ve always felt welcomed and comfortable no matter the period or place.”

Clayborne’s most difficult class was Honors Pre-calc in her junior year. “It was a different learning style and one I was unfamiliar with,” she said.

The classes she found most beneficial were her dual enrollment classes.

“It got me college credits without the stress of Advanced Placement tests and four points added to my grade every quarter,” she said. 

She plans to go to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she is deciding between becoming a dermatologist or a neurologist.

Clayborn wasn’t able to achieve these accomplishments and dreams alone. She owes her success to her mom. “She always encouraged me to work hard, but she still motivated me when times were tough,” she said.

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About the Contributors
Jasmine Lyle
Jasmine Lyle, Staff Writer/Photographer
Jasmine is a junior at West Creek.
Scott Hoskins
Scott Hoskins, Journalism Adviser
Mr. Hoskins is the faculty adviser for the yearbook and student newspaper. He has 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher and library media specialist.