Fluvanna County High School Valedictorian for the Class of 2017
Photo Credit- Ali Johnson
PRESS RELEASE – May 18, 2017
Parents: Theresa Carroll and Overton McGehee
Destination after High School: Georgetown University
Plan of Study: Interested in Art History, American Studies, Politics, and Women’s Studies- Excited to explore all of the options.
Dual Enrollment/AP Credits: 36 with nine Pending
National AP Scholar Award, AP Scholar with Distinction, Commended National Merit recognition
Academic Team- 4 Years, Captain- Senior Year
Interact Club- 4 Years, Board Member and Co-President
Political Awareness Club- Co-Founder and Co-President
Beta Club- Secretary
Speech Team- 1 Year
Internship- Sophomore Year, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Museum Leaders in Training
Cross Country- Five Season, Captain- Senior Year
Indoor/Outdoor Track- 3 Seasons
Assistant Coach for Middle School Track- 2017
Appalachian Service Project- Every Summer
Fluvanna County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board- Student Representative
Why did you choose Georgetown? Just walking on campus felt like home. Washington, D.C. has many amazing opportunities. I was really impressed by the University’s commitment to service.
What will you remember most about being a Fluco? I will remember what a close-knit community Fluvanna is, seeing my elementary teachers in the grocery store. We have a strong identity as Flucos because of our mascot. Since we only have one elementary, one middle, and one high school, we have been together for so long and know each other so well. We have a really great school system and my family has benefitted from it since 1871.
Who are some of the people that you would like to thank? Ms. Sheridan was my kindergarten teacher. She taught me to read and made the first year of school fun. All of my other teachers, especially Ms. Golgosky, Ms. Stewart, Ms. Palmer, Ms. Gilliam, Dr. Hagan, Coach Brogan, Mr. Morrison, Ms. Stevens, and Ms. Lewis. I am leaving out a lot of good teachers, because I had so many great ones. I want to thank them for teaching me well, keeping me challenged, and keeping me interested. I still love school.
What advice would you give to rising 8th Graders? Join things, do your homework, and be enthusiastic about what you are learning.
What is something humorous that happened while you were in school? We had a “gut list” on the backboard of the online room where all the seniors who had online classes wrote down where they would go to college if they got in everywhere they applied. Everyone wrote down their hopes and dreams and then we would change the names of the colleges to be funny. Some highlights included “Virginia Check Out a Different College” (written by a UVA fan), “Miliam and Wary”, and changing Cornell to Corn.
What are your best memories of school? Fridays in the fall, I would have morning practice for cross-country at 6 a.m. I loved these Friday morning practices because it was good bonding time everyone was miserable together. Then after school, I would go to El Vaquero or Cuppa Joes with my friends before the football game. It was nice, especially when we won.
What is a Fluco? A Fluco is Fluvanna County and that means that it is supportive, original, and unique. It is good practice answering that because Georgetown yells “Hoya Saxa,” and nobody knows what that is either.
Fun Fact: Eva’s sister, Mary Garner McGehee, was salutatorian in 2014 and her grandmother, Minnie Lee McGehee, was salutatorian of the Fluvanna class of 1942.
Submitted by: Brenda Gilliam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction