She is the daughter of Raymond and Scarlett Smith.
Smith was a member of the basketball and tennis teams for four years and excelled in both sports. She also played soccer and volleyball for one year.
In basketball, Smith was named to the All-District team her junior and senior years and All-District Tournament team her senior year. She was the No. 1 seed for the Lady Cubs tennis team her junior and senior seasons.
Smith was a member of the Key Club, Beta Club and Student Council.
She was awarded a Trustee Award Scholarship at Cumberland University, where she plans to play basketball.
Smith is considering a career in psychiatry.
“I feel that it best combines my skills and gives me a way to serve people and positively affect the world,” she said.
In reflecting back at her time at CCCHS, Smith said, “I have loved all the friends I have made over the years, and, of course, playing sports for Cheatham County.”
Anna Pearson is the salutatorian of the Cheatham County Central High School Class of 2017.
She is the daughter of Ron and LeNaye Pearson.
Pearson served as president and vice president of the Student Council, member and president of the Beta Club, music officer and president of Cubs for Christ and member and vice president of HOSA.
In HOSA, she attended the State Leadership Conference and advanced to the national competition at Disney World in June.
She maintained a 4.0 GPA all throughout high school.
Pearson, a talented musician, was a volunteer musician with Musicians On Call and attended Grammy Camp for four years.
She is a performer in a Nashville-based duo with her mother, and the two have performed at many iconic venues and on NewsChannel 5.
“I have to say the highlight of high school has just been experiencing it and learning from it with incredible friends and teachers. I feel as though it has definitely set me up for success in the future,” she said.
Pearson plans to study music business at Belmont University.