Parker County Today June 2017 - Page 56

and she’s looking forward to travel- ing. She would like to work flights to Canada and eventually France so she can use her French class skills. “I’m really good at French,” she said. At Peaster, she was a member of the National Honor Society and PALS as well as the Foreign Language Club. The Club did a lot of fundraisers and took a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo at the end of the year. Her favorite thing about Peaster is the school library and the access to books. She is a fiction reader and her favorite author is Nora Roberts. “I like jump- ing around; I’ve been through Nora Robert’s ‘Morrigan’s Cross’ series,” she said. She came to Peaster her freshman year after being home- schooled for a couple of years after attending Poolville schools. She has four siblings and will miss her family when she eventually leaves Parker County. “I’m going to miss my family and being away from home. I’ve never been away for an extended period of time,” she said. Poolville High School Valedictorian Matthew Simons Parents- Marcus and Barbarann Simons GPA - 3.517 Matthew Simons told us that first, he’s first going to Weatherford College to get all of his basics out of the way and earn his Associates of Science degree. He is planning to continue his education at the University of Texas in Arlington, and will study either aerospace engineer- ing or physics. While at college he’s planning to be in the ROTC to help him pay for his degree. He is strongly leaning toward becoming a military pilot, but has some trepidation about where he might be posted. Or if he decides to work toward becoming an aero- space engineer, he hopes it might lead him to NASA in Houston. “That stuff fascinates me so much. It’s like exploring. The innovation interests me so much,” he said. He transferred to Poolville ISD in 2 nd grade and likes knowing everyone in their class of 39 people. “I’ve always felt there is more and less opportunity in a smaller school. There’s more because you have the chance to participate in everything, try everything out. There’s less opportunity versus a 5A school,” he said. He ran cross country for Poolville, and was involved in Family Community and Career Leaders of America, as well as National Honor Society where he served as vice president. The NHS hosted a blood drive and exceeded their goal that day. He’s been class president for three years in high school includ- Little Red “Writing” Hoods! We love you, we are proud of you. Go Conquer the World! 54 Scotlyn Ogle Emma Mooman