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The Pony Express

Senior officers plan to leave a legacy at the Hill.

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Ashtyn McAdams

Last May, the senior class voted Michael Montgomery, Awa Benga, Leila Alvarado, and Veronica Flores to represent them during their final school year. Since then, the officers have hosted events like senior sunrise and craft day to create last memories for their peers. The Pony Express reached out to the senior class officers to hear what else they have in store for the last stretch of their journey at the Hill.

President Michael Montgomery.

One of the busy students at Center Hill, Michael Montgomery has joined so many clubs it’s hard to keep track. He is a member of the student council, FCCLA, P7, Interact Club, book club, Insane Stangs, band, Spanish club, and FCS.

Grateful for his peers’ belief in him, Montgomery promises to make the senior’s last year the best one yet. “Thank you for trusting me with your senior year,” he expressed. “I am going to try my very best to ensure that your senior year is the best yet. I truly hope that, at the end, you are pleased and have many memories to treasure forever.” 

Planning to major in journalism in college, Montgomery is also on the staff of the student news broadcast Mustang TV, student newspaper The Pony Express, and student yearbook The Mustang. After graduation, Montgomery envisions a bright future for himself.  “I plan on living and enjoying college life. I see myself being the bright person that I have always aspired to be and just living life to the fullest.”

Media Secretary Veronica Flores.

Veronica Flores hopes to help the senior class have one last hurrah. Currently, Flores is the vice president of Mustang TV and a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Center Hill’s chapter of National Honor Society, and the drama club where she will be starring in December’s play.

She views her position as another way to exercise her school spirit. “ I love to be involved, and I knew this hands-on job would be a great opportunity. Also, I love our class, and I’m very proud to be a Mustang.”

She chose to run for the role of media secretary because of her love of all things social media and her vast knowledge of marketing and algorithms. Flores describes herself as a picture person and wants to use her passion to benefit the senior class, which she describes as a “weird, very lively, and involved group. Our seniors love to dress up, come to football games, and participate in senior events.”

Veronica will continue her education at the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2024, where she plans to major in broadcast communication and aspires to become a reporter.

Senior class vice president Vice Awa Mbenga and recording secretary Leila Alvaradodid not respond to the Pony Express staff when reached out for comment.

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About the Contributors
Zahara Jamshidi, News/Student Life Director
Sophomore Zahara Jamshidi is the News and Student Life Director for The Pony Express.
Ashtyn McAdams, Faculty Adviser
Licensed in English and Social Studies, Ashtyn McAdams teaches Oral Communications and Foundations of Journalism at Center Hill High School. She currently advises the Hill's student publications of The Pony Express (newspaper), The Mustang (yearbook), and inkstained (literary magazine); and coaches the Speech and Debate team.

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