The Seniors of Knightly News

By Rachel Epperly and Cameron Hildebrand

As May 1st came this year seniors all over the nation paid their deposits and took a step closer to their future. May 1st is considered National Decision Day because most colleges make incoming students commit or pay their deposits on or by this date.

As this year comes to an end we have many seniors that will be graduating from Knightly News. Many of these seniors are planning to further their education at two or four year schools. Here are the following seniors that have been a part of Knightly News, where each of them will be attending, and some other information as well.

Tessa Jones plans to attend Roanoke College in the fall. Here she will study physical therapy.

Erin Walker plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. She will be studying psychology with a minor anthropology.

Katie Keith plans to attend Old Dominion University in the fall. She is still unsure what she will be studying in.

Elizabeth Rice will either be attending Virginia Western Community College or Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.

Lexxi Bursey is going to Radford University with the major of undecided. She is not sure what she will be doing as far as the career field she wants to go into.

Alyson McCullough plans to attend Roanoke College in the fall. She is not sure what her major will be, but her end goal is to complete pre-law and become a Child’s Advocate Attorney.

Bailey Marshall is one of a couple who will be attending Virginia Tech. Here, she will be double majoring in agribusiness and animal science. Later in life she wants to do something along the lines of public policy or agricultural law with a masters in agricultural leadership.

Cameron Hildebrand will be attending Randolph-Macon College, while majoring in pre-med, with a minor in sociology. After her undergraduate she wants to pursue Physician Assistant graduate school.

Olivia Hoye will also be calling Blacksburg home in the fall at Virginia Tech while majoring in journalism.

Rachel Epperly will be attending Radford University in the fall hoping to graduate in 3 years. She will be majoring in Interior Design with a minor in Dance. Her end goal is to become an interior designer.

Sarah Lam will be attending Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in the fall to major in nursing. She later wants to become a licensed practical nurse.

Sydney Newcomb will either be attending Virginia Western Community College or Bridgewater College in the fall with the major of undecided.

Along with a few, Evie Melvin plans to attend Radford University in the fall. Here she will major in nursing. She plans to be a nurse practitioner in women’s health.

Ian DeHaven will be attending the College of William & Mary to major in international relations and is thinking about minoring in arabic or mandarin.

Tyler St. Clair will not be going to college, but instead he is planning on going to Flight Safety Academy in Florida to one day become a pilot.

Jackson Mabe among others will also be attending the College of William & Mary to major in international relations.

Bunni Smith and Brianna Baldwin will be taking a gap year. They are unsure what they will be doing during this time, but are excited for their time off.

James River is excited to watch these seniors graduate and see what their future has in store for them. Knightly News has been honored to have each and every one of them working on the website and writing articles this year.