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Abi­gail Grimes hopes to one day fight for the un­der­dog.

“I want to be a voice for my peers,” said Grimes, who wants to earn her law de­gree and spe­cial­ize in es­tate plan­ning. “I want to fight for peo­ple who are dis­mayed or haven’t been treated right.”

Grimes was orig­i­nally ac­cepted into the Air Force Academy but de­cided in­stead to at­tend Lyon Col­lege where she plans to earn a dou­ble ma­jor in English and eco­nom­ics while work­ing to­ward her law de­gree.

Grimes said it is pos­si­ble to earn a law de­gree from the Air Force Academy but get­ting an ap­point­ment through the Academy is “very com­pet­i­tive.”

Cur­rently, Grimes is work­ing as an in­tern at a law firm.

“It is so in­ter­est­ing,” Grimes said. “I love it.”

Grimes also loved cheer­lead­ing. She was a three-year cheer team let­ter­man at Maumelle, was the team cap­tain for the 2016-2017 sea­son and was named as a Na­tional Cheer­leader As­so­ci­a­tion All-Amer­i­can. She has al­ready made the Lyon Col­lege cheer team.

A top-level stu­dent, Grimes never made lower than an A while in high school.

“I’m the only one in my class that never

made a B,” Grimes said. “I’m very proud of that.”

Grimes ad­mit­ted, how­ever, not ev­ery class was smooth sail­ing.

“My AP Cal­cu­lus gave me some prob­lems,” Grimes said. “Math isn’t my strong suit, but I tested high enough to where I don’t have to take any math cour­ses in col­lege.”

Grimes said she was es­pe­cially proud of her work in the Na­tional Honor So­ci­ety and with the school’s Stu­dent Am­bas­sador Pro­gram.

“Be­cause of the Am­bas­sador Pro­gram I just felt like I was very in­volved in the com­mu­nity,” Grimes said. “It was a great feel­ing.”


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