CLASS LEADERS OF 2008

These past few weeks, dozens of local high school graduates are getting the attention they deserve for a job well done.

There are graduation ceremonies, celebratory parties and speeches from administrators, teachers and parents praising the accomplishment that a high school diploma represents.

Some of the graduates, such as the honored valedictorians, got there and along the way achieved perfect or near-perfect grades. Each year the local high schools honor their top students. The Valedictorian is the person that has achieved the highest grade point average during their high school career. At commencement ceremonies they present the Valedictory.

The Salutatorian is the student that has held the second highest GPA over their high school career. On graduation day, the Salutatorian presents the salutatory, which welcomes all guests.

Others got there kicking and screaming, their parents wringing their hands and worrying. Would the day ever come they wondered, when that student would collect that high school diploma?

It did.

Now these students have boosted their lifelong earning potential and opened doors for themselves which otherwise would be slammed shut. Now they can turn toward other goals — which hopefully will include more education.

Congratulations to the Class of 2008. You’ve reached a milestone in your life. Many have cheered you on in that journey, and stand ready to cheer you on as you move forward. And so do we here at The Waynedale News, not only congratulate those with the highest grades, but also, congratulate all the graduates and wish them the best.

 

Elmhurst

 

Valedictorian
Candi Witzigreuter
Attending University of Indianapolis
Majoring in Athletic Training
Daughter of
Randy and Eileen Witzigreuter
Graduation was June 6, 2008

 

Salutatorian
Hillary Marcum
Attending the Univ. of St. Francis
Majoring in English Education
Daughter of Ronald Marcum (father) and Michelle Marcum (step mother)
David Brock (step father) and Manuela Brock (mother)
Graduation was June 6, 2008

 

Bishop Luers

 

Valedictorian
Amanda M. Lazzaro
Daughter of
Matthew and Dr. Debra Lazzaro
Attending: Valparaiso University
Majoring in Engineering with a Minor in Instrumental Music

 

Salutatorian
Joseph R. Crouch
Son of Randall and Julie Crouch
Attending:
University of Notre Dame
Majoring in Mathematics

 

South Side

 

Valedictorian
Gabriel Ramos
Parents are:
William Ramos & Iraida Lainez
Gabriel is undecided on school
Plans to study pre-med
Graduation was June 4, 2008

 

Salutatorian
Emma Reincke
Parents are:
Terry and Sarah Reincke
Planning to attend Loyola University in Chicago
Studies in print journalism
Graduation was June 4, 2008

 

Wayne

 

Valedictorian
Rachel Stauss
Rachel is the daughter of
Ronald and Elaine Stauss
Attending Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
Majoring in Photography
Graduation was June 5, 2008

 

Salutatorian
Sarah Stauss
Sarah is the daughter of
Ronald and Elaine Stauss
Attending Taylor University-FW
Major: Elementary Education
Graduation was June 5, 2008

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