Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now?
Caroline Smith attended St. Anthony School from 4K through 8th grade, graduating in 2017. While she was a student, she represented the school at SCISA spelling bees, literary meets and math competitions. One of her favorite things about St. Anthony was participating in the chorus, the band, and the school plays. Since graduating she has come back every year to help Mrs. Gerth with choreography for the plays. She has been helping the current students with their upcoming performance of Mary Poppins.
Caroline has continued to follow her love of music and dance at West Florence High School where she has been a member of Knight Edition (a performance show choir) for four years. She was chosen twice to participate in the S.C. All State Chorus, and also sings with Masterworks Choir. Caroline is a member of National Honor Society and Beta Club. She represented her high school as a participant in Jr. Leadership Florence County, a year-long program sponsored by Florence County Extension Service and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. She was the winner of the recent Miss West Florence pageant. She will graduate with academic honors from West Florence High School in June. Caroline will be attending the University of South Carolina Honors College in the fall and plans to major in business.
Nora graduated cum laude from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, in 2015 with a BA in English Literature and summa cum laude from Winthrop in 2016 with a Master's in Secondary English Education. She has taught Honors American and British literature in York, SC, for five years. She co-coaches her high school’s competitive theatre team and co-directs the school’s drama department. Outside of teaching, Nora serves as the programming advisor for her college sorority, Delta Zeta, and writes for literary magazines.
She will finish her Master's in English Literature and Creative Writing from Winthrop in December 2021, and she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Contemporary American Literature. It won’t be at Winthrop because her professors will be tired of her by then.
She credits Mrs. Cris Lekovich for inspiring her love of all things English and teaching her how to do an excellent annotated bibliography. Nora's students now know Mrs. Lekovich's motto - "it’s always you and I, not you and me" by heart too. They promise to remember it as faithfully as Nora has.