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Lincoln County native and 2009 Riverside Christian Academy graduate, Katie Mills, is set to begin graduate school at the University of Alabama in August.
Mills was the valedictorian of RCA’s 2009 graduating class. She continued her academic success at Harding University in Searcy, Ark., where she maintained a 4.0 grade point average and made the dean’s list every semester of her four-year tenure there.
Mills graduated from Harding in May with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and was awarded the Senior Clinician Award by her department.
Mills will begin work on a master’s degree in speech language pathology at the University of Alabama next month. She was awarded the Graduate Counsel Fellowship which consists of a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, a $15,000 stipend for her first year of studies and a graduate assistant position for her second year of studies by the University.
She plans to graduate in May of 2015 and pursue a career working with patients of traumatic brain injuries or students with autism.