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.
Skye Corley will graduate from Cumberland Polytechnic High School. She answered these questions about her education and her future.
Getting into college is an accomplishment I’m the proudest of right now. I was always scared that I was never smart enough to be accepted, so when I got the letter, I was ecstatic.
To attend UNC-Greensboro and major in American Sign Language interpretation.
Spartan Scholarship for $2,200 and Chancellor Scholarship for $2,000.
SGA and TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science. SGA is my favorite extracurricular activity between the two because I get to experience the process of planning events, leading events, guiding people, and building my leadership skills.
“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
I feel like Cumberland County Schools has prepared me well in the core subjects of English, math, science, and social studies. Even so, I would have preferred that as we got older the focus be placed more on life skills than on academic skills.
Donna Cobb was my English teacher at Cumberland Polytechnic High School during my sophomore and junior years. She was a great teacher and even helped us prepare for the ACT. But she always reminded us that school wasn’t forever and to take care of ourselves no matter what assignment needs to be done or where you are academically. It felt like someone finally “saw” us (the students) as actual people and not just children she has to deal with.
Kindergarten: I attended the following elementary schools in Fayetteville: Guy Schools Inc.; Alpha Academy (first grade); Howard Hall Elementary School (second grade); Renaissance Classical Christian Academy (third grade); Capitol Encore Academy (fourth grade); and Westarea Elementary School (fifth grade).