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Where have they gone? Former Louisa student makes mark on world

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

After years of hard work and education, one member of the Louisa County High School Class of 1994, Dr. Tamesha Morris, 37, has opened her own  dental practice in Dumfries, Va.

Reflecting on Morris’ work ethic and community involvement while in high school offers a glimpse of the strong and successful woman she would become.

The Louisa native was active in a number of the school’s extracurricular activities while maintaining a high 3.83 GPA, graduating 13th in her class.

Morris ran track under the leadership of Coach Jerry Cutright, was a member of the Student Council Association, a member of the band and was involved with Student Organization for Developing Attitudes (SODA) with the elementary schools.

As an upperclassman at LCHS, Morris’ participation extended outside the school and more into the community. The member of the Homecoming Court held a job at McDonalds and volunteered at a local dentist office.

“I volunteered there for a few months my senior year,” Morris said..

However, volunteering at a dentist office during her senior year isn’t what convinced Morris that dentistry was the right career path for her. She had already made up her mind by the time she was a sophomore.

“I liked sewing and art and I wanted to do something professional. This allows me to work with my hands,” Morris said. “Dentistry is kind of artistic and makes people feel good, so it ties it all together.”

To read the entire story, see the Aug. 8 edition of The Central Virginian.