West Liberty-Salem announces Seniors of the Month


West Liberty-Salem High School recently named its Seniors of the Month: Carter Titus and Tommi Payne.

Name: Carter Titus

Parents: Jill and Matthew Titus

School Activities and Awards: Soccer, Band, Key Club, Link Crew, Spanish Club, NHS, Student Council, Science Olympiad, Illuminate Committee, Student United Way

If I were principal for a day: I would hold a school-wide community Service Day.

Favorite school memory: Participating in student sections at sporting events.

People who have been an inspiration to me include: My family, teachers, teammates, and classmates.

Because: They help and inspire me to be and do my my best.

Lately, I have been reading: I actually don’t read books unless I have to.

My advice to parents: Be there for your kids. We aren’t always good at saying it, but we do notice and appreciate all of the help and support we get from you.

My biggest regret: COVID causing me to miss out on experiences and trips.

Next year I will be: Attending a college majoring in Education to become a High School History teacher.


Name: Tommi Payne

Guardians: Lindsay & Shaun McCafferty

School Activities and Awards: I am not in any sports. I’ve gotten 2 white tigers last school year. I help Ms. Alycia Smith in the multiple disability room. I absolutely love it. Those kids are absolutely amazing. I help with the students and they always put a smile on your face!

If I were principal for a day: I would decorate the school for every season.

Favorite school memory: My first day at school and meeting my best friends Makenzy Sandefur and Mia Elliott.

People who have been an inspiration to me include: My Aunt Lynny and Uncle Shauny.

Because: When I was at my lowest in life they were right by my side helping me get out of a hole that I never thought I would get out of. They remind me every day that I do have a meaning in life and not to give up on myself. I’m so beyond grateful to have them in my life. I love them oh so much! Thank you guys for putting up with me❤️

Lately, I have been reading: Nothing

My advice to parents: Let your kids make their own decisions and let them learn from it.

My biggest regret: Letting people walk all over me.

Next year I will be: Hopefully a paraprofessional at West Liberty-Salem. I want to come back to these kids.