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Franklin’s Future: Danielle Creasy

Tharptown High School senior Danielle Creasy said she has enjoyed being part of the community where she has always attended school and will cherish the memories of being a Tharptown student.

Creasy, 17, has been actively involved since starting high school, which is something she hopes will help her in the future.

“I have tried to be active and to be part of activities that allow me to help others,” Creasy said.

While at THS, Creasy has been involved with the Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions and Future Business Leaders of America, as well as playing softball for one season and running track and playing basketball since the seventh grade.

“Basketball is something that I have really enjoyed,” she said.

“Playing sports with your friends and being a part of the team is something that I will always remember. One of the best memories I have is when we made it to Hanceville when I was in the tenth grade.”

Growing up in Tharptown, Creasy was like many students who thought she would one day have to move to another school. But, when she was in elementary school, a high school was built in Tharptown and a move was never a consideration.

“I am very glad the high school was built and we could all stay in school together,” Creasy said. “Now, I can’t imagine what it would have been like to go to high school somewhere else.”

But next year she will be going to school somewhere else.

Creasy plans to attend Northwest-Shoals Community College before moving on to another school in a couple of years.

Right now, she plans to major in either nursing or teaching, two fields that she sees a lot of similarities in.

“I want to help people and as a nurse you can do that and as a teacher you can help children who need it,” she said. “In the past couple of years I have really gotten more interested in helping people and that’s what I can see myself doing.”

Some of her activities at school in recent years have allowed her to get an even better feel for reaching out to others.

“We got to help with a food drive and an Angel Tree at Christmas time and I realized how much I wanted to help.”

Creasy is the daughter of Steve and Myra Creasy. She has a 13 year-old brother, Aaron, and a 19 year-old sister, Ashley.