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Standout Senior 2023: Tatyana Younger

Class salutatorian of Cumberland Academy Virtual School to pursue finance degree


Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. The 17 2023 Standout Seniors are bright, hard-working students who have overcome the odds to graduate and dedicate themselves to serving their community.

To learn more about their plans to attend college, serve in the military or begin their careers, go to www.ccs.k12.nc.us/graduation.

Tatyana Younger will graduate from Cumberland Academy Virtual School. She answered these questions about her education and her future.

  • What accomplishment are you most proud of or what do you want to be remembered for?

My most proud moment was when I was announced the class salutatorian.

  • What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend UNC-Charlotte and major in finance.

  • Have you received any scholarships? If so, please list them.

As of now, I have received UNC-Charlotte’s Chancellor’s Scholarship. 

  • Please list your extracurricular activities and tell us about your favorite.

The only extracurricular activity I participate in right now is my job. At one point, I was the sophomore class vice president. I thoroughly enjoyed that experience.

  • Do you have a self-statement or a favorite quote that best describes you and your aspirations for the future?

“The first step is taking the first step.”

  • Is there someone on staff in the school system (a teacher, administrator, coach, etc.) who has made a lasting impression on you? What lesson did they teach you that you will always remember?

My school counselor, Melissa Matthews, always advocated for me and my success. She has always pointed me in the right direction.

  • What elementary school did you attend?

I attended Gallberry Farms Elementary School in Hope Mills.

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