Hartfield Academy Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Hartfield Academy is proud to announce Carrie Ann Champion, as the Valedictorian, and Emily McNemar, as the Salutatorian of the Class of 2022.
Carrie Ann Champion is the daughter of Steve and Shannon Champion and has been a lifelong resident of Clinton, MS. Carrie Ann is a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton where she has been active in children’s and youth activities over the years. Carrie Ann began attending Hartfield in the 8th grade and during that time has received numerous academic & subject awards, including in Dual Credit Political Science, Dual Credit Biology, and Visual Productions in her senior year. Carrie Ann has received the Head of School award in each of her years at Hartfield. Carrie Ann is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta and finished her academic career with a 4.913 GPA and in the 30+ ACT Club. She has also been on the Quiz Bowl and Science Bowl teams and completed the Chick Fil A Leadership Academy. Carrie Ann has also served with her classmates on numerous local missions through Hartfield’s Arise Service Days as well as serving on the Marks, MS mission trip in the 9th and 10th grades.

Carrie Ann will be attending William Carey University in the fall where she will be part of the Carey Scholar Program,  The Carey Scholar Program serves academically advanced students whom the university has recognized as Carey Scholars. Entering freshmen students must have a 29 or higher ACT composite. The program promotes advanced academic pursuits, interdisciplinary study, critical thinking, and independent research. Each Carey Scholar is awarded a scholarship that is valued at over $63,000 for the four years of attendance.

Emily is the daughter of David and Denise McNemar. Emily is a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Jackson and has served as a summer camp leader since the 8th grade. Emily has been at Hartfield all ten years beginning in the 3rd grade. Emily has won numerous academic and subject area awards, in science, Bible, and English. She has been on the Head of School list every year of both middle school and high school. Emily has excelled at Hartfield Academy as a member of The National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and is graduating with a 4.90 GPA, and is a member of the 30+ ACT Club. Emily has served Hartfield and her community well by completing the Chick Fil A Leader Academy, participating in school musicals Mary Poppins & My Fair Lady for the past two years, being a member of the Junior Auxiliary Rankin County Crown Club, volunteering with the Salvation Army for bell ringing and the North Pole project for kids, and participating in multiple mission projects locally through Hartfield, domestically to Marks, MS, to New York and internationally to Cuba.

Emily has served as a captain of the Hartfield Dance Team and will continue her academic and athletic career at Mississippi College in the fall receiving the Presidential Scholarship, FAFSA Scholarship, Alumni Dependent Scholarship, Henry Hederman Family Scholarship, and a Visit Scholarship.
Hartfield Academy is fully accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of independent Schools (SAIS).