Emily McBee, a 2021 graduate of Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, was awarded a $1,500 NHTC scholarship. While in high school, McBee maintained a 4.52 GPA and obtained dual enrollment hours at Northeast Alabama Community College and Snead State Community College. She plans to obtain an associate’s degree at NACC in business, continue her education with a degree in accounting at Athens State University and pursue a real estate license.
At DAR, she was selected for the National Honor Society, the National Society of High School Scholars, Mu Alpha Theta, Capstone Leadership Academy, Spanish Honor Society, UCA Honor Society, Top 9 for KDS Continental Congress and Alabama Governor’s School 2020. She was a varsity cheerleader, serving as co-captain her senior year, and was a member of the competition cheer and varsity track teams, qualifying for state in the 4A girls discus throw.
She served in the Student Government Association for four years, filling various offices, and was a member of the Historical Society, Spanish Club, Leo Club, National Beta Club, FCA, FBLA, Math Team, Prom Committee, Drama Club and a Peer Helper. The daughter of Anitra McBee, she lives in Grant.