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2020 Graduate: Dana White



Dana White – Lewisburg, Tennessee

WHAT HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE ARE YOU GRADUATING FROM?
I am graduating from the Columbia State Community College Radiologic Technologist Program in August 2020. I will receive my radiologic technologist certificate and my associate degree.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOLLOWING GRADUATION?
Once I graduate, I plan on getting my mammography certification and bachelor’s degree.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED IN THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY AND/OR HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO THE INDUSTRY?
I have been involved in the walking horse industry my whole life. My great grandmother, Carol Wakefield, has raised me in the industry since I was a baby.

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HORSES IN TRAINING AND IF SO, WHO ARE THEY AND WHO IS YOUR TRAINER?
I do not currently have any horses in training.

TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL HORSE RELATED MEMORY WHETHER IN THE RING, ON THE TRAIL OR AT THE BARN?
Winning the 11 & Under Equitation class on Heavenly Reward at the Celebration is my most memorable memory. There is nothing like winning a class at the Celebration. Another memorable moment was winning my first world grand championship at the age of three at the Spotted Saddle Horse Championship show.

HOW HAVE HORSES HELPED YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE?
Showing horses has showed me that you truly must work hard to get to the top. You do not go in the ring and win every time; you must work your way up there. This has helped me throughout the radiology program when I have wanted to give up during difficult times. I have learned to give 110% with everything I do. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG TO FELLOW SENIORS DURING THIS TIME?
This is a scary time for everyone. We will get through this, do not give up! 

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