Profile: Val, Sal at CAK

Christian Academy of Knoxville has announced its top two academic students for the Class of 2021: valedictorian is Allie Cooper, while Anna Nichols is salutatorian.

Cooper is a National Merit Finalist and president of the National Honor Society CAK chapter. She has earned both gold and silver in the National French Exam, and twice has been awarded the Character of Excellence Award by her peers. Cooper earned the Miss IQ senior superlative and serves on the Student Senate. 

Athletically, Cooper is a two-time district golf champ with another second-place district finish and a two-time region runner-up also earning third- and fourth-place region honors. A four-time state qualifier, her best state finish was sixth place as a junior in 2019.

In the arts, Cooper is a member of the CAK Spirit of Praise ensemble. Enjoying musical theater, she also has been named to the East Tennessee Vocal Association’s All-East Tennessee Choirs for three years. 

For Cooper’s Capstone project, she painted a mural of Noah’s Ark on her church’s nursery (Atkins Baptist Church), and also organized her church’s Clothes Closet, which is an outreach project for members of the community. 

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