By Sherri Ellington
Lamar County can boast not one but two valedictorians this year. Brittany Foster, daughter of Jody and Melanie Foster of Barnesville, grabbed the honor for Griffin Christian Academy’s high school.
“I talked about potentials,” she said. “I get really nervous when I get up and talk in front of people but I was pretty excited.” Her mother, the former Melanie Waller was the Barnesville Academy valedictorian for the class of 1986. She did not get to read her daughter’s speech beforehand. “She wouldn’t let me,” said Melanie.
Brittany Foster (left) of Barnesville is the Griffin Christian valedictorian for the class of 2013. Her mother Melanie (right) was the Barnesville Academy valedictorian in 1986.