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Lesley Ann Hatfield, Valedictorian of the 2011 graduating class at Lee High School, is the daughter of Myron and Joyce Hatfield of Pennington Gap, Va., formerly of Cynthiana.
Her school activities included JV basketball, JV softball, varsity softball, and Color Guard, and the Lee High Generals Marching Band. She was a member in Spanish Club, Science Club, Senior Beta Club, Co-ed Hi Y, DECA and FBLA.
Hatfield has been recognized as a National Honor student. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has been a Girl Scouts of America member for 13 years.
Leadership roles include: Youth Development through the 4-H Program, 4-H Teen Counselor, student/youth leader in church. She participate as a Junior Volunteer in the Medical Explorers Program at Lee Regional Medical Center, a member of Operation UNITE (United Narcotics Investigation Treatment and Education), and serves as Team Leader at Camp UNITE.
Hatfield is a recipient of the Virginia DECA Merit Award, Virginia DECA Honor Society, was awarded the Virginia DECA Foundation Scholarship, and presented the AIMS Scholar Award.
Hatfield has attended numerous national and state conferences and received national recognition for her role as Virginia DECA State officer. As the Western-Area Vice President of the State Action Team, she attended the Southern Region Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., State Leadership Conferences in Norfolk, Va., International Career Development Conferences in Anaheim, Calif., Louisville, Ky., and Orlando. She has attended the Ultimate DECA Power Trip to Washington D.C., State Officer Leadership Trainings (SOLT) at George Washington University, and the Virginia Association of Marketing Educators (VAME) conferences in Richmond. Hatfield holds a National Professional Certificate in Consumer  Service and Selling.
Hatfield plans to attend Alice Lloyd College, as a junior, in the fall and begin to complete an undergraduate degree with a double major in both Biology and Business. Upon  completion of her Bachelors, she hopes to continue into graduate school and enroll in the Physician’s Assistant (PA) Program, while later earning a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at either University of the Cumberlands or Lincoln Memorial University.
She is the granddaughter of Lula C. Thomas and Betty Hatfield of Cynthiana and the late Howard Hatfield, Margaret Robbins of Evart, Ky. and the late Gus Robbins.