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A 100-percent solution took Daniel Ambercrombie to valedictorian of Clinton High School

Daniel Ambercrombie never thought about being valedictorian of Clinton High School.

He just planned on giving 100-percent at everything.

“Whatever you do, put 100-percent into it,” Ambercrombie said. “Because that’s what you’ll get out of it, and it will make you feel good about yourself.”

Ambercrombie will be at the University of Tennessee in the fall majoring in mechanical engineering. He said his experience with Clinton’s JRROTC program fits in well with UT’s, plus UT has an excellent reputation as a school to attend if you want to study engineering.

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As salutatorian for Clinton High, Kate Boundy’s biggest goal was reaching top of the charts

Clinton High School’s Kate Boundy is a music person.

She said her best memories of her four years at Clinton High School, “revolve around band.”

The CHS salutatorian will attend ETSU next fall, majoring in music. She plays clarinet and tenor saxophone and ETSU, she said, has an excellent music program.

So, yes, music is a big part of her life.

“We were in a competition in 2019 where we had to play twice in one day. The first one didn’t go so well,” she said, laughing. “But before the evening’s performance our band director read a poem he had written, and it was funny. It put us in a different frame of mind, I guess. We nailed the second performance.”

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Crowder earns degree from Concordia University

Lori Crowder of Oak Ridge earned a M.Ed. from Concordia University, Nebraska.

Concordia University, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb.

It currently serves more than 2,500 students.

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