Maci Barnwell is this year’s valedictorian at Jacksonville Christian Academy. She has earned multiple academic awards, as well as the award for Best Offensive Volleyball Player. Barnwell received a four-year, merit-based scholarship to Jacksonville State University, where she plans to study secondary education with a focus on English.
How has the pandemic affected you? The pandemic has affected my life in many ways. Not only am I unable to leave my home, but I am also not allowed to visit my friends and family. In addition, I lost the fourth quarter of my senior year, prom and banquets. I am hoping that there will be a graduation, but we are not sure currently. Although it is very disheartening, I am thankful for good health and safety.