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Five times Dean’s List achiever

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Pridemore hopeful to return to Anderson County as high school teacher

By Brittany Fuller

Tucker Pridemore attends Kentucky State University and has made the Dean’s List for the past five semesters. He moved to Anderson County from Lexington in 2005 with his parents, and attended Emma B. Ward Elementary School, Anderson County Middle School, as well as Anderson County High School.

“His father and I are both very proud of this accomplishment,” said his mother Heather Pridemore. “He was awarded an academic scholarship and continues to maintain his grades while he works as well… He is far more humble about his achievements than we are.”

Heather Pridemore said that while her son is proud of his academic success, his view is that it is something that needs to be done in order to meet his future goals. Tucker Pridemore is majoring in English, and hopes to later complete his Masters in Education and Administration at University of Kentucky.

“Tucker has always given his best at what he decides to undertake,” said Heather Pridemore. “He is easy going and has a great sense of humor, but can buckle down when the situation calls. He has always been very articulate in his beliefs as a Christian, and is fair and quick to take up for the underdog.”

Heather Pridemore said that her son was always a good student when he was younger. He enjoyed his classes and his teachers. He wrestled for Anderson County through middle school and high school. He was even able to make it through to the state competition in his senior year at Anderson County High School.

His parents hope that in his future, he will be able to pursue his goals in the education field, and hope that he is able to impact the lives of students.

“Tuckers hope is that through teaching he can relay to students that with hard work, dedication, and treating others well he can help them achieve their goals,” said Heather Pridemore.

When asked about his plans for after graduation, Tucker Pridemore said, “I hope to return to Anderson County, teach at the high school level and coach wrestling, then move into a position as principal. I would also like to become involved politically with my community.”