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KDS Salutes the Top Ten Percent of the Class of 2024

Kate Duncan Smith DAR High School is proud to recognize these students who have earned the distinction of being ranked in the academic top 10% of their graduating class.



Aubrey Adams

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Northeast State Community College

  • Plans to attend Northeast State Community College for an Associate’s degree, then Jacksonville State University to earn Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in pursuit of a career as a clinical social worker

  • National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Leo Club, Spanish Honor Society President, Math Team

  • Recipient of Northeast Alabama Community College Academic Scholarship and Jacksonville State University Merit Scholarship

 


Kennedy Aultman

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Northeast Alabama Community College and Snead State Community College

  • When her Associate’s degree at Northeast Alabama Community College is completed, Kennedy will enroll at the University of Alabama to pursue a degree in marketing and communications

  • National Honor Society, Leo Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Tennis Team, Varsity Cross Country Team

  • Recipient of Northeast Alabama Community College Academic Scholarship



Ansley Barnes

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Northeast Alabama Community College and Snead State Community College

  • Plans to attend the University of North Alabama to earn a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, then the University of Alabama to earn a Master’s degree in speech language pathology

  • National Honor Society, Student Government Association Reporter, Patriot Historical Society President, Leo Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Softball

  • Recipient of Jacksonville State University Gamecock Achievement Scholarship and University of North Alabama Academic Scholarship

 


Lauren Buchanan

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Snead State Community College, Scored 25+ on ACT

  • Plans to attend Auburn University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in accounting before a career as a Certified Public Accountant

  •  2023 KDS Continental Congress Representative, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Senior Class Secretary, Student Government Association, Patriot Historical Society, Leo Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Basketball Team, Varsity Track Team

  •  School, area, and regional recipient of the Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete Award; recipient of Auburn University Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship

 


Pricilla Cox

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar, Scored 25+ on ACT

  • Plans to attend Jacksonville State University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in journalism

  • National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, Beta Club, Leo Club, Art Club, Yearbook, Color Guard, Concert Band, Choir

  • Recipient of Jacksonville State University Academic Merit Scholarship

 


Anna Claire Guffey

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Northeast Alabama Community College

  • Plans to attend Wallace State Community College to pursue a degree in diagnostic medical sonography with a specialty in cardiovascular sonography

  • National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, Math Team Captain, Future Farmers of America Reporter, Leo Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Varsity Basketball Team Captain

  • Recipient of Academic Scholarship from Northeast Alabama Community College

 


Nathan Hardin

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar

  • Plans to attend the Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia

  • National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, Student Government Association, Marshall County Youth Leadership, Alabama Boys State, Alabama Governor’s School, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Track

  • Recipient of Northeast Alabama Community College Loyalty Scholarship

 


Steven Plep

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Northeast Alabama Community College and Snead State Community College, Scored 25+ on ACT

  • Plans to enroll at the University of Alabama or Auburn University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree towards a career in cybersecurity

  • National Honor Society

  • Recipient of the Spirit of Auburn University Scholarship and the University of Alabama Presidential, Prestige and Engineering Scholarships

 


Katie Randles

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Northeast Alabama Community College, Scored 25+ on ACT

  • Plans to enroll in a dual nursing degree program with Northeast State and the University of Alabama Huntsville to simultaneously earn an Associate’s degree in nursing and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing for a career as a labor and delivery nurse

  • DAR Good Citizen, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Government Association President, Future Farmers of America President, Math Team, Art Club, Patriot Historical Society, Leo Club, Marshall County 4-H Youth Council, Varsity Volleyball Team Manager

  • Recipient of the Northeast Alabama Academic Scholarship

 


Khloe Randles

  • Academic Elite, Honor Graduate, Advanced Placement Scholar, Dual Enrollment Scholar at Northeast Alabama Community College, Scored 25+ on ACT

  • Plans to continue studies at Northeast Alabama Community College to complete an Associate’s degree, then enroll at Athens State University to earn Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in elementary education

  • National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Government Association Treasurer, Future Farmers of America Vice President, Math Team, Art Club, Patriot Historical Society, Leo Club, Marshall County 4-H Youth Council, Varsity Volleyball Team Manager

  • Recipient of Northeast Alabama Community College Loyalty and Summer Semester Scholarships

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