King, Peasley named top grads at LCM
The 2011 Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Class has named Jordan King as the Valedictorian and Katelyn Peasley as the Salutatorian.
Jordan King is a very diversified student who excelled in academics, athletics and fine arts in his time at Little Cypress-Mauriceville. Whether performing in the stands with the band for football games or playing with the soccer team on the field, he actively participated in school and extracurricular activities.
Jordan is the son of Jon and Sandra King. He has two older brothers – Tyler, 21, is currently enrolled in Stephen F. Austin State University’s ROTC nursing program. Travis, 24, graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is employed by Invista.
Jordan’s fine arts career was marked by a four year membership in LCM’s Wind Ensemble on the French horn. He made all-Region Band I all four years and qualified for All-Area band for three of those years.
He was also elected to serve as a Property Officer his sophomore year and Band Chaplain the junior and senior year. His athletic pursuit was in his favorite sport, soccer. Jordan was a starter for two years on LCM’s varsity soccer team, playing a variety of positions.
King’s academic achievements are not limited to his rank as valedictorian. Jordan was a two year member of the National Honor Society who participated in many UIL Academic events, such as Number Sense, Science, and Social Studies.
He placed second in UIL Social Studies at the district level his sophomore year and first his junior year, qualifying for the area competition. Jordan also participated in LCM’s growing Quiz Bowl program which enjoyed some success this year on the KFDM Channel 6 Challenge.
Volunteering was also important to Jordan. He spent most of his summers volunteering at school and at the Christian kids camp, Camp His Way, at Zavalla, Texas. He plans to continue volunteering there this year following graduation.
When asked how he felt about earning the valedictorian rank Jordan replied, “I’m very honored to receive this recognition. I’m blessed to have this gift and would like to thank God and my family as well as my friends.”
Jordan was awarded the Mirabeau Scholarship and plans to use it to attend Lamar University. He hopes to major in chemical engineering and then decide between research and development or becoming involved with business.
Salutatorian, Katelyn Peasley has been active in a variety of extra-curricular activities during her four years at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. She committed much of her time to the LCM Honey Bear Drill Team. As a member of the drill team she obtained the business office of Class Representative and the field offices of Lieutenant, Co-captain, and Captain.
Katelyn has also been a devoted member of LCM’s Student Council for four years during which she held the offices of Historian and Webmaster.
She was selected to be a part of the school’s National Honor Society both her Junior and Senior years. Katelyn exercised her scholastic talents through UIL Academics, competing in science, social studies, and general math events. She placed in social studies at the District and Regional levels.
Katelyn is a faithful member of Fellowship Church of Christ and participated in LCM’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Her commitment to the community is demonstrated through her volunteer involvement in a variety of organizations, including LifeShare Blood Centers, Orange Lion’s Club, Shangri La, and a mentoring program at Little Cypress Elementary.
Aside from achieving the rank of Salutatorian, Katelyn earned additional academic awards from LCM High School.
She has also received perfect attendance throughout her high school years and was chosen as a Star Student her junior year.
Katelyn will attend Baylor University in the fall were she will pursue a degree in Neuroscience and participate in Baylor’s Honor Program. After receiving her degree, she plans to attend medical school to become a radiologist.
Katelyn is the daughter of Curtis and Iva Peasley.