ABIGAIL GRIMES MAUMELLE
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.”