Valedictorians set sights on college

   
    Emily Harris –

Jonathan Alder

Kendalyn Schrock –

Jonathan Alder

   
 Erika Thomas –

Jonathan Alder

       Sarah Uhrman –

       Jonathan Alder

   
 Cassie Wurschmidt – Jonathan Alder      Tracy Sweigart –

            London

   
         Matthew Gore –

        Madison-Plains

        Colleen Stuart –                  Madison-Plains

 

   
        Patrick Allen –

       West Jefferson

      Chelsea Huber –

      West Jefferson

   
       Elisabeth Kocher –

          West Jefferson

       Brittany Ritter –

       West Jefferson 

The final grades are in, and each high school in Madison County has named the top performers for the Class of 2008.

The following is a listing of each school’s valedictorians, their parents, cumulative grade point average, high school activities, and where they will attend college. Each school’s salutatorians are listed, as well.

Jonathan Alder High School

• Emily Harris – valedictorian

Parents: Holly and Phil Harris

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Musical, fall play, Post Secondary Enrollment Option

Other activities: Works at Max & Erma’s in Hilliard

College: Wright State University (accepted into the honors program for the Psychology Department; Ohio Board of Regents scholarship)

Intended major: Cognitive science with a minor in linguistics

• Kendalyn Schrock – valedictorian

Parents: Kimberlie and Bud Schrock

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: National Merit finalist, yearbook editor, symphonic choir, FCA, student council, class officer, Science Club, Spanish Club, Quick Recall

Other activities: Young Life, active in Northwest Bible Church

College: Ohio University (accepted into Scripp School of Journalism; Ohio Board of Regents scholarship)

Intended major: Journalism

• Erika Thomas – valedictorian

Parents: Donna and David Thomas

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Basketball, cross country, Quick Recall

Other activities: Horseback riding, Young Life, church youth group

College: Ohio University

Intended major: Chemistry

• Sarah Uhrman – valedictorian

Parents: Karen and George Uhrman

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Cheerleading, National Honor Society, choir, class secretary

College: The Ohio State University

Intended major: Health sciences

• Cassandra Wurschmidt – valedictorian

Parents: Terrie and Chris Wurschmidt

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Musicals, show choir, cheerleading, National Honor Society, symphonic choir, Science Club

Other activities: Community theater, voice lessons

College: Columbus State Community College

Intended major: Undecided

Jonathan Alder salutatorian: Charlotte Peterson

London High School

• Tracy Sweigart – valedictorian

Parents: Karen Sweigart

GPA: 4.2752

High school activities: President of National Honor Society, captain of color guard, concert band, BOLD, show choir, musical for four years, play, Quick Recall

Other activities: 4-H camp counselor

College: Capital University

Intended major: Music education

London salutatorian: Christopher Bingman

Madison-Plains High School

• Matthew Gore – valedictorian

Parents: Sharon and Bill Gore

GPA: “A” average in highest level courses

High school activities: FFA, weight lifting, wrestling, Spanish Club and Spanish tutor, Civics Club, state poetry contest, top scholar award, National Honor Society, talent show, theater group, only missed a half-day of school in four years

Other activities: Community and church service

College: Capital University

Intended major: International business

• Colleen Stuart – valedictorian

Parents: Joyce and Anthony Stuart

GPA: “A” average in highest level courses

High school activities: Class officer, Civics Club and French Club officer, National Honor Society, volleyball, literary magazine, Ohio Business Week participant, teacher’s aide, highest honor roll all four years, only missed a half-day of school in four years

Other activities: Volunteer page at Mount Sterling Public Library, volunteer at youth volleyball camp

College: Kent State University (earned $10,000 university scholarship, renewable each year)

Intended major: Interior design

Madison-Plains salutatorian: Lynette Cooley

West Jefferson High School

• Patrick Allen – valedictorian

Parents: Ann Allen

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Soccer, tennis, band, Gold Choir, intervention student assistant, student council, class officer

Other activities: Volunteer for Christmas In The Park, Meals On Wheels and Adopt-A-Family

College: Coastal Carolina University (South Carolina)

Intended major: Pre-law/psychology

• Chelsea Huber – valedictorian

Parents: Tami Hill and William Huber

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Quick Recall, marching band, student council, Buckeye Girls State, National Honor Society, Ohio Energy Project

Other activities: Adopt-A-Family volunteer

College: Miami University

Intended major: Math

• Elisabeth Kocher – valedictorian

Parents: Nola and Steve Kocher

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Soccer, indoor soccer, gymnastics, National Honor Society, Honda-OSU math award winner

Other activities: Volunteer for women’s shelter outreach through church; works at Chick-Fil’A.

College: The Ohio State University

Intended major: Pre-medicine

• Brittany Ritter – valedictorian

Parents: Lori and Scott Ritter

GPA: 4.0

High school activities: Choir, newspaper staff, volleyball, tennis, plays and musicals

Other activities: Volunteer with church youth group

College: Grace College

Intended major: English

West Jefferson salutatorians: Katie Keckley, Emily McPherson and Heather Nance.

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