TOP STUDENTS LEAD CLASS AT AREA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS

WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL
At Wayne High School, located at 9100 Winchester Road, the top student – the Valedictorian – is Dove White. He plans to attend Purdue University in Fort Wayne with the aid of a 21st Century Scholarship.

The Salutatorian at Wayne is Christopher Conley. This autumn, he’ll be attending Purdue University in West Lafayette, having secured several scholarships, including the 21st Century Promise Fund, the Promise Supplemental Fund and the Promise Co-Rec Fund. Also helping his college costs will be The President Fund for Science and the Access and Success Incentive Grant.

Wayne High School students will graduate on Friday, June 8 at 6pm at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

BISHOP LUERS HIGH SCHOOL
Margaret Cicchiello is the valedictorian for the Bishop Luers High School Class of 2018. The daughter of Catherine and James Cicchiello, Margaret is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Fort Wayne, and attended St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. She was a captain of the English Academic Superbowl team, which earned bronze and silver medals at the state level. She has received the Outstanding Sodalitas Leader Award, was a cross-country captain and served as secretary of the National Honor Society. She was also the recipient of the Mother Theodore Guerin Award her sophomore year. Carrying a 4.401 grade point average, Cicchiello received high honors every quarter. She plans to attend Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, major in biology and become a doctor.

Adam Veldman is the salutatorian for the Bishop Luers High School Class of 2018. The son of Laura and Paul Veldman of Fort Wayne, Adam is a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, Fort Wayne, and attended St. John the Baptist School for elementary and middle school. Carrying a grade point average of 4.39, Veldman has been the recipient of the Bishop Luers Knight Award, National Merit Scholar recognition and was the Indiana oratorical finalist. He plans to attend Georgetown University and major in international relations. His career goal is to work for the Defense Intelligence Agency or the Foreign Service.

Graduation for Luers High School students was on Friday, May 25 at the USF Performing Arts Center.

SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL
At South Side –3601 S. Calhoun Street — the top student is Angela Mamani. She plans to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah this fall. She earned the Zwick Scholarship, as well as the South Side Alumni General Endowment and the Kiwanis International Scholarship.

The second-ranking student at South this year was Kathryn Hart. She’s headed for Indiana University in Bloomington this fall. To aid in her college costs, she has secured the Hudson & Holland Scholarship; financial aid from the Indiana University Groups; the 21st Century Scholar; the Jane Langdon Scholarship; the Grace Hogan Scholarship; and the Delta Sigma Theta Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship.

South Side High School students will graduate on Saturday, June 9 at 12pm at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

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