My name is Melissa Kay Stanford.I am the Salutatorian of Zavalla High School and the daughter of Rickey and Deborah Stanford. I have one younger sibling named Richard Stanford who is 15 years old. I was born in Lufkin Texas on February 14, 1985. I have lived in Angelina County and attended Zavalla ISD all my life. I am a member of Saron Missionary Baptist Church and involved with in the church youth group. I have maintained high grades and good attendance all through high school. I am currently a member of Student Council, KYSSED, the year book staff, FFA, and a senior class officer. I have been in the Big Brother/Big Sister Club which recently closed down. I helped volunteer for the Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster and the September 11 th tragedy. I am also a part of Who’s Who Among American High School Students and the National Honor Roll. I was involved in Track and Field for 2 years and Basketball for 1 year. I have also participated in the Youth Fair and UIL. I am currently a member of the National Honor Society, and was awarded the Lufkin Industries Scholarship. My future plans consist of getting married to my fiance’ Kevin Serece and attending Victoria College.