Faith Upton was honored as valedictorian for Lumberton High School; graduating with a 4.64 GPA. She is heading to Texas A&M to study chemical engineering.
“Know your limits and don’t stress yourself out,” she advices incoming freshmen. “Your GPA does matter so work hard but remember these are your last years of childhood. Grades don’t define you. They shouldn’t be more important than your mental health,” she said.
Faith has one particular teacher in mind when she thinks of the impact LHS has had on who she is; Susan Letourneau. Letourneau was her math team coach as well as her physics and calculus teacher. “She always made sure we knew what we were doing. She asked about our plans and cares about students. She is one of my best friends,” Faith said.
Faith was involved in UIL math team, MTS, Spanish Club, and Student Council.
Faith is looking forward to settling in at College Station but will miss the people she has grown up with.
She received the Texas A&M President’s Endowed Scholarship and the Teagle L. Raymond Award (ExxonMobil).