Faries, Brown lead NMCC Class of 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Hannah Marie Faries

NEW MADRID, Mo. - The New Madrid County Central High School Class of 2021 was led by valedictorian Hannah Marie Faries and salutatorian Donald Ray Brown III.

The daughter of Richard and Teresa Faries of New Madrid, Faries plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau and major in music education.

While attending NMCC, she was a member of the Beta Club, band, choir, theater, the academic team and the Writers’ Guild. Outside of the classroom she participated in the Dixie Live Wires.

Donald Ray Brown III

She was the recipient of the Spanish Award and the English Composition Award. Scholarships presented to Faries included: Pell Grant, Access Missouri Grant, Copper Dome Scholarship, Music Workshop Scholarship, Residence Life Leadership Scholarship, Welton and Louise O’Bannon Scholarship, Delta Waterfowl Scholarship, A+ Scholarship, American Legion Scholarship, Bank of New Madrid Scholarship and the Beth Cross Memorial Scholarship.

Brown, who is the son of Donnie and Amy Brown of New Madrid, will attend Harding University this fall. He plans to major in marketing.

While in high school he was a member of the basketball and golf teams as well as Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club and National Honor Society. In addition he is a member of the New Madrid Church of Christ.

His scholarships included: Delta Waterfowl Scholarship, New Madrid Police Department Scholarship, Bud Hartwell Scholarship, Phillip “Moon” Carter Scholarship, American Legion Scholarship, William Vest Riley Scholarship and Gavin Long Memorial Scholarship. Brown was named Male Athlete of the Year and Male Scholarship Athlete of the Year and received the Boy’s Basketball Leadership Award and the Brad Colbert Leadership Award.