THS’s Pease looks toward future

Published 11:04 pm Friday, May 21, 2010

Thorsby High School senior Lindsay Pease is a long way from home. A lot of miles separates Alabama and Wisconsin.

Actually, Pease has come to call Thorsby home. She was born in Waukesha but moved at 3 years old.

Either way, the move over to Jacksonville, Ala., shouldn’t be too tough. She’ll enroll at Jacksonville State University this fall to study secondary education mathematics to become a high school math teacher.

Her own math teacher inspired her to seek a similar career path. High school students don’t typically want to become math teachers while still in high school.

But maybe valedictorians do.

Pease learned she would walk away from THS with that distinction late last semester. Needless to say, she was thrilled by the honor, which she considers her greatest academic achievement so far.

“I was extremely excited,” Pease said. “I always dreamed about being valedictorian, and I was so glad I accomplished it.”

She accomplished much more on top of that feat. Pease was a member of the National Honor Society, the varsity softball team, BETA Club, FCCLA, Spanish Club. She also served as the editor of the school yearbook.

Her time spent working on the annual stands as her favorite collective high school memory.

“That’s what my whole senior year revolved around,” she said. “It was everything I hoped it would be. We’ve gotten a lot of great compliments, some people saying it’s the best we’ve ever had so far.”

She’ll have to look back on the yearbook to relive those fond memories as she moves on to that next step she so desires to take. Pease is ready for bigger and better things, though she will never lose sight of where she came from.

“I have a lot of great memories,” she said. “There are a lot of friends that I’m going to miss. Thorsby High School was a great school to go to.”

Pease said she will always cherish learning math and English under Kelly Crawford and Jeanette Williams, respectively. Pease’s parents are Jeff and Shari Pease. She has one sister, Jessica.