It may not have been all that long ago that David Minton was himself a new graduate of Gadsden City High School, but he offers some words of wisdom to which people of all ages can take heed: “Embrace lifelong learning, discover your passions, and build strong relationships. Develop critical thinking skills, don’t fear failure, and set realistic goals. Stay curious, take care of your well-being, and be open to opportunities. Remember to celebrate your achievements along the way.” David lives by these words, and they are serving him well. He graduated from Birmingham-Southern College, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics, all while playing college baseball. His job as a software developer has taken him to Huntsville, where he also runs the intern program for his employer. In his career, he aspires to hold a position where he can empower and guide individuals toward living a life of significance.