2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian-Where are they now?


Lexi Allums, Feature Writer

From a high school in a small town to two well-known universities, what are our valedictorian and salutatorian up to now?

       Valedictorian Trent Weese is currently studying at The University of Texas at Austin and majoring in Electrical Engineering. For Trent the most difficult thing about college has been adjusting. He says going from a small town to a big university is a very difficult move because it’s hard being away from his family. His favorite course at the moment is Intro to Computing, and he has not joined any clubs or organizations yet because he uses all of his free time to study. College for Trent is like a whole new world, everything your parents may have done for you like laundry and taking out the trash is all on you now. For those about to join the college world, Trent said, “Although you will have the option to skip classes, it is not worth it.”

Heather McGill, last year’s salutatorian, is currently studying at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. The most difficult thing about college so far for Heather has been staying busy and truly learning how to study. She said she never really studied in high school, and now it’s become her biggest priority. At the moment she has not joined any clubs or organizations but she has joined a church near her campus. Heather’s favorite course so far is political science, despite it being her hardest class.  The biggest thing she misses about Harleton is our small town feel. Like Trent, Heather misses her parents. Her advice to the seniors going into college is to “take school seriously but don’t forget to make memories to cherish for a lifetime.” After college, she plans to be a nurse, physical therapist, or possibly a psychologist.