Every year Highlands School announces the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the school year.
For the first time two Valedictorians were announced, Camren Dalton and Salya Roman and one Salutatorian, Morgan Olvera.
The Valedictorian is the student(s), typically having the highest academic achievements of the class and the Salutatorian(s) is the student who ranks second highest in a graduating class.
“All three of these young ladies are hard-working, high achieving, and exceptionally smart,” said Highlands School Principal Brian Jetter. “All three have been involved in other aspects of the school so they are very well rounded.”
In 2018, Highlands School had two Salutatorians and now the class of 2020 has two Valedictorians.
Highlands School Guidance Counselor Nicole Lui said she looks forward to calculating Valedictorian and Salutatorian each year.
“When I first came to Highlands School, our future Valedictorians and Salutatorian were in 6th grade. Since then, I was able to watch them grow into the young women they are today,” she said.
Once Camren, Sayla, and Morgan entered high school, they joined the Interact Club which follows the same motto as the Rotary Club, “Service Above Self.”
“Over the years, they have been involved in numerous service projects and always willing to lend a helping hand,” said Academically, Camren, “Sayla, and Morgan have challenged themselves year after year by taking some of the most rigorous courses offered in our strong college preparation curriculum. I am confident they will continue to work hard while they are in college.”
Camren Dalton will be attending North Carolina State University and will be majoring in Environmental Engineering.
Sayla Roman will be attending Columbia University, majoring in Biology, and working her way to veterinary school.
Morgan Olvera will be attending North Carolina State University and will be majoring in Sports Marketing with a minor in Communications.
Article by Kim Lewicki, Highlands Newspaper