The pic is very small Allen! I think the sword someone is bringing to the meeting would look good placed so that the driftwood appears to be growing out of it. Possibly make that the focal point of the tank at least until the sword grows too large
Some Anubias nanas would be good underneath the Sword and will give a nice color/leaf shape contrast.
I prefer to keep some grassier plants in the backcorners to hide the filter intake/outakes so maybe some Vals, Cryptocoryne crispulata var. balansae, C. retrospiralis, Hygrophila corymbosa angustifolia, Cyperus helferi or even some Blyxa aubertii would look good in the corners. I would probably wait on the B aubertii and C. helferi until the tank matures a bit though. Larger, bushier Hygro species like H. difformis, H. balsamica, or even some Water Sprite would be good for hiding the filter tubing if you don't want the grassy plants.
As far as midground plants, there are tons of choices but I would use various Hygro species and maybe some of the hardier Rotala species for the first month or two. These will grow fast and should give you some plants to trade or sell while the tank matures. Within a month or two you should be tired of the weekly trimming and will have probably gained a bit of income from plant sales. The Hygro species should sell well at the GCAS Swap Meet this spring since they will do well in non-CO2 conditions also
Once you grow tired of the pruning, you can start to replace the Hygros with some more difficult/rare plants such as Limnophila aromatica, Pogostemon stellatus (regular or Broad Leaf), Rotala macrandra, etc.
For a foreground, I would look into Glosso or Marsilea for a rounded type of foreground plant or Hairgrass or Echinodorus tenellus for a "grassier" look. Dwarf Sag may work well too. You have plenty of light and that should keep the Sag a bit more compact and bushy (this should also sell well at the Spring Swap Meet). The grassier plants will contrast nicely with the sword and A. nanas (should you use them) but the glosso or Marsilea will compliment the larger A. nanas leaves as well. The foreground choice is really depends on the look you are after.
I'm not much of an aquascaper when it comes to actually planting but these are my thoughts for the tank. I hope it helps