Hartfield Academy Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Hartfield Academy is proud to announce Victoria Rogers, as the Valedictorian, and Avery McDaniel, as the Salutatorian of the Class of 2023.
Victoria Rogers is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Rogers and the sister of Brianna Rogers. She and her family are members of Crossgates Baptist Church.
Victoria began Hartfield Academy in the second grade when Hartfield first opened.
During that time, she has received numerous academic and subject awards, including Dual Credit Political Science, AP Physics, and Dual Credit Chemistry.
Victoria has received the Head of School award in each of her years at Hartfield. Victoria is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta and is in the 30+ ACT Club. Victoria was involved with many different clubs at Hartfield, but she most enjoyed serving as a lawyer on the Mock Trial Team for the past three years. Outside of school, Victoria has played the piano for ten years, and she enjoyed playing the keyboard for the worship team for Hartfield Awakening this past year. Victoria loves reading and creative writing, and she has won several statewide writing awards and had an article published in Mississippi Christian Living magazine. This year, Victoria was also honored as one of only 30 Mississippi high school students selected as Christian Leaders of the Future by Mississippi Christian Living magazine. 

Victoria had the opportunity to serve the local community through Hartfield’s Arise Service Days, as well as serving through mission trips to Brownsville, Texas, and to the Dominican Republic.  She has loved helping with children’s church and Bible schools over the years, and enjoyed keeping Hartfield elementary students – mostly second graders - after school in Hawks’ Nest this year.

Victoria will be attending Mississippi College in the fall, and she is considering a major in math and a minor in Spanish.


Avery is the daughter of Jay and Carly McDaniel, and sister to Hartfield student Jake McDaniel. Avery attended Kindergarten through First grade at Pinelake Christian School and began attending Hartfield in the 2nd grade, the first year the school opened.

Avery is a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church and is active in the youth group there. In addition to graduating as Salutatorian, Avery is also graduating with Highest Honors and was selected to the Hartfield Hall of Fame. In her years at Hartfield, Avery has won numerous academic and subject area awards, including awards in the Dual Credit classes of Chemistry, Biology, U.S. History, Composition, Literature, and Political Science. She has been on the Head of School list every year of both middle school and high school. She is a member of The National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the 30+ ACT Club and is graduating with a cumulative average of 102.4.

Avery has served Hartfield and the community by completing the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, participating in the Secretary of State’s Student Ambassador Program, and was a member of Hartfield’s Interact Club, Medical Science Club, and the Mock Trial Team. Avery also proudly served as a Hartfield Hawkette, serving as a captain her senior year. She has traveled with her Hartfield classmates on mission trips to Brownsville, Texas, Matamoros, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic, and also to Belize on a mission trip with her church.

She leaves Hartfield to attend Mississippi State University in the fall where she will major in Pre-Med Biochemistry. She is a recipient of the Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarship, Colvard Future Leader Scholarship, Maroon and White Scholarship, and additional housing and study abroad scholarships.
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).