Civic activities have taken LaFayette valedictorian Lauren Pike around the country

LaFayette High School valedictorian Lauren Pike poses for a portrait outside the historic Marsh House in LaFayette, Georgia.
photo LaFayette High School valedictorian Lauren Pike poses for a portrait outside the historic Marsh House in LaFayette, Georgia.

For LaFayette High School valedictorian Lauren Pike, traveling has become a perk of being so actively involved in civic organizations. The 18-year-old, who will study agricultural communication at the University of Georgia in Athens in the fall, has been active in 4-H, Key Club, student government and anything else for which she could volunteer or run.

Pike has participated in numerous contests and events and served as the Kentucky-Tennessee district governor for Key Club International and on the Senior Board of Directors for the Northwest District of Georgia 4-H. Through her 4-H participation, she has taught classes to elementary school students.

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