Trace Clark: Mingo Central HS Valedictorian



Mingo Central High School Valedictorian Trace Clark worked hard to get where he is. “The path to becoming Valedictorian was filled with some of the hardest classes offered at Mingo Central and quite a bit of studying," he says.


A Lifelong Interest


Trace enjoys spending time with his friends and reading outside of school. His favorite subject in school was anything related to science, “whether it be biology, chemistry, or human anatomy,” he says.


Trace’s passion for science will be a part of his college career as well. He’s currently planning to attend Marshall University to pursue a major in chemistry and biology. After that, it’s off to medical school to be an orthopedic surgeon. “I’ve always been interested in the human body...it’s something I wanted to do when i was young, and I’ve stuck with it.”


No Challenge Too Difficult


Even though his senior year wasn’t quite what he might have imagined, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he is proud to be Valedictorian. “I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished,” He says. For him, it’s proof that he can do anything he sets his mind to. “Being Valedictorian to me proves that there is no challenge too difficult when I have my mind set on something.”


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