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Tomorrows leaders: Katheren Rawls is Nixon-Smiley HS salutatorian
Katheren Rawls is the Nixon-Smiley High School 2014 class salutatorian. She was born and raised a traditional Texas girl and has spent her whole life attending school in Nixon. She is the daughter of John Rawls and Esther Rawls. She is the middle child between an older sister and a younger brother.
Every day, she divides her time between studying, raising show steers and heifers, bow hunting, and working with her horses. After working cows in the saddle, she likes to sit back and pick up a paintbrush detailing realistic Western art.
Katheren has been very active in her school, from preparing fund-raisers as president of Student Council to volunteering for RISE programs as reporter for National Honor Society. Obtaining the position as head drum major, president of the Art Club, and vice president of FFA have taught her how to become a leader over time.
In the fall, Katheren plans to attend Texas A&M University in College Station. She will be striving to achieve her goals of obtaining a biology or animal science major. No matter how tough life gets, her head will be held high. She believes that everyone should try to do the best that he or she can under any circumstances.
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