Valedictorians: Head of the Class 2009

ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Sophia Layser Borgias

Parents: Gaia Layser and Darren Borgias.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Ashland representative to sister city, Guanajuato, Mexico; president of the Global Citizen Corps Club, Math Honors Society, National Honors Society, Presidential Scholarship at the University of Oregon, Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.

College plans: Clark Honors College, University of Oregon.

Career plans: International relations.

Asia Kane

Parents: Donna Shu and Tom Kane.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Second Team All-State in volleyball 2008, First Team All-Conference in volleyball 2008.

College plans: University of Southern California to study engineering.

Career plans: Environmental engineering.

Kriya Krisnabai-Gitanjal

Parent: Asha Deliverance

GPA: 4.0

Honors/awards: Speech and debate; spent senior year in France with American Field Service; fluent in French.

Immediate plans: Live with relatives in Argentina and become fluent in Spanish, too.

Career plans: Political journalist.

Miles Nerenberg

Parents: Nancy Nerenberg and Jens Sehm.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Advanced Algebra II Student of the Year 2007, Southern Oregon Math League winner, individual and team, 2008.

College plans: Major in English at Georgetown University.

Career plans: Become an editor for a major publication.

Derek Owens-Oas

Parents: Lyn Owens and David Oas.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Student of the Year in Advanced Algebra II, Advanced Conditioning and Pre Calculus and Discrete Mathematics; National Merit Commended Scholar; honorable mention, Second Team and First Team All-Conference Soccer; National Honor Society; Math Honor Society treasurer; University of Portland President's Scholarship; Ashland Rotary Foundation Scholarship; Ashland High School Principal's Leadership Award.

College plans: University of Portland.

Career plans: Environmental engineer.

Phoebe Amelia Parker-Shames

Parents: Jim Shames and Heidi Parker.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Rogue News (10th-12th grade, editor-in-chief 12th grade); English/Global Studies Student of the Year (ninth grade), Algebra I Student of the Year (ninth), Spanish II Student of the Year (10th grade), AP Literature Student of the Year (11th grade); Brain Bowl (ninth-12th grades, captain in 12th, regional first place winner, 12th); Academic Challenge (12th grade, first place winner); Scavenger Hunt (10th-12th grades, first-place winner 12th grade); State Acting Competition in Pantomime (first place at state, 10th grade, regional finalist, 11th grade, qualified for nationals, 12th grade); National Merit Scholarship quarterfinalist (11th grade); AP Scholar; Elk's Club Student of the Month (12th grade); FIRST Robotics safety captain.

College plans: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Career plans: Biological research science.

Jeffrey Star

Parents: Peter and Sally Formosa.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Finalist, National Merit Scholar program; nominee, Presidential Scholar program; finalist, State Acting Competition.

College plans: Yale University.

Career plans: Undecided, possibly directing in theater.

Nicolas Toll

Parents: Scott Toll and Paris Geiken.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Ashland Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, Wilderness Charter School participant, Homecoming king in 2008-09, Mr. Grizzly Pageant winner in 2007-08, Most Inspirational, Snowboard Team.

Future plans: Travel and surf for a year, then attend a college that has an art emphasis.

Career plans: Graphic designer.

Forrest Wells

Parents: Steven Wells and Mary Cutler.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Many.

College plans: Clarks College at the University of Oregon.

Career plans: To have one someday or to be a pirate.

BUTTE FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

Heather C. O'Keefe

Parents: Mandy Updike and Kevin O'Keefe.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: First place original oratory, Willamette High School, National Forensics League, 2005, senior division; third place original oratory, Pacific University, 2006, NFL, junior division; first place original oratory, Eagle Point High School, 2006, NFL, senior division; second place poetry, EPHS, 2006, NFL, senior division; third place dramatic interpretation, EPHS, 2006, NFL, senior division; first place original oratory, state qualifier, 2006, NFL, senior division; second place prose interpretation, state qualifier, 2006, NFL, senior division; second place parliamentary procedures, state qualifier, 2006, Future Business Leaders of America; first place original oratory, national qualifiers, 2006, NFL, senior division; eighth place parliamentary procedures, state finalist, 2006, FBLA; Speaker of the Year, 2005-06, NFL; Student of the Year, 2005-06, NFL; Student Senate finalist, Roseburg High School, 2008, NFL, senior division; second place dramatic interpretation, Butte Falls High School, 2008, NFL, senior division; first place job interview, Oregon Institute of Technology, 2008, FBLA; National Honor Roll, 2006-2008, Academic; Algebra II Accomplishment Award, 2008, Academic; first place dramatic interpretation, Pacific University, 2009, NFL, senior division; third place prose, Roseburg High School, 2009, NFL, senior division; third place impromptu, RHS, 2009, NFL, senior division; second place dramatic interpretation, RHS, 2009, NFL, senior division; second place job interview, state qualifier, OIT, 2009, FBLA.

Future plans: Service in the Army National Guard, then Southern Oregon University. Major undecided. Hopes to become officer in the National Guard.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN

Melissa Ghiglieri

Parents: Andy and Leslie Ghiglieri.

GPA: 3.98.

Honors/awards: Excellence in grammar (May 2006), excellence in biology (February 2006), outstanding member of Cascade Singers (May 2006), Brain Bowl exemplary performance (May 2006), Character Award — Punctuality (Cascade High Award 2006-2007), Academic Distinction General Chemistry (February 2007), Nomination USAA International Foreign Language Award winner (2006, 2007, 2008), National Society of High School Scholars (2007-2008), Academic Excellence in AP chemistry (February 2008 and May 2008), Academic Excellence in U.S. history (February 2008 and May 2008), Academic Excellence in Spanish (February 2007 and May 2008), Academic Excellence in health (May 2008), Excellence in art (February 2009), Distinguished Christian High School Student Award — Outstanding Achievement in Academics and Athletics (2007-2008), ACSI High School Choral Festival Award (all four years), Best of the Best Artistic Achievement Award (pencil drawing 2008), Certificate of Honor — Bach Festival (February 2007), Potential National Merit Scholarship finalist (2008), finalist in local Chamber of Commerce Leadership Scholarship (2008), Academic Challenge team captain (2008-2009), third place in Jackson County Right to Life Art Contest (2009), Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award (2009), Kiwanis Student of the Month (December 2008), South Medford High School Swim Team (winter 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08), scholar/athlete varsity letter every season, South Medford record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke, Medford Water Polo Team (fall 2007, 2008) scholar/athlete varsity letter every year — team captain (2008), Oregon Swimming Top 5 (6 years), Who's Who Among American High School Students (school years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08).

College plans: St. Olaf College to study biochemistry, then medical school.

Career plans: Surgeon.

CRATER HIGH SCHOOL

Zackery Duke Gregor

Parent: Tawnia Gregor.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Rotary Student of the Month.

College plans: Northwestern Christian University or Pacific Bible College.

Career plans: Christian ministry.

Anya Martinez

Parent: Patricia Martinez.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Varsity cross country, varsity swimming, varsity track, Crater Academy of Health and Public Services Student of the Year 2008, Rotary Student of the Month, Crater Top 5 Percent.

College plans: Southern Oregon University, majoring in psychology, then master's in education

Career plans: To change a life, just as some teachers have changed mine.

Meghan K. Payne

Parents: Bil and Kathleen Payne.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Principal's Award four years, Rotary Student of the Month January, various Academic Excellence Awards, Student of the Year in AP English, 2008, Student of the Year in physics, 2008.

College plans: Oregon State University to study English, join the marching band and continue ballroom dancing.

Career plans: Teach at a post secondary level, perhaps opening and running a university.

Samantha Reed

Parents: Deborah Dodson (mother) and Katherine Shipe (grandmother).

GPA: 3.81.

Honors/awards: Principal's Award (four years), Renaissance Student of the Month, Rotary Student of the Month, student government member (four years), Student Congress member (two years), Central Point Outstanding Student of the Year, Renaissance Leadership student, Red Cross Blood Drive chair (two years), golf team (one year).

College plans: University of Oregon.

Career plans: An advanced business degree and become an entrepreneur in the culinary, graphic art or photography field.

Ashlee Saling

Parents: Jim and Melanie Saling.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: November Rotary Student of the Month, 2008; president of CANS, 2008-09; captain of basketball team two years, voted most inspirational two years in a row (2007-08 and 2008-09), voted best defense (2008-09), and honorable mention; Scholar Athlete all four years.

College plans: Southern Oregon University to major in nursing and Spanish.

Career plans: Work in an emergency room or oncology floor giving back to my community.

EAGLE POINTHIGH SCHOOL

Brianna Cullan

Parents: Stephen and Terry Cullan.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Top 5 Percent (every year), Honor Society member, Student Standout, Student of the Month, varsity cheerleading captain (two years), jazz choir member, Gold Gown, Honor Court, Questbridge Scholarship finalist, Education Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University attendee.

College plans: Santa Clara University.

Career plans: A professor of either mathematics or Spanish.

Jared Edwards

Parents: Richard and Kimberly Edwards.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Top 5 Percent of class, member of the National Honor Society, Talented And Gifted Program.

College plans: Oregon Institute of Technology for a year, then apply to the U.S. Naval Academy and major in marine biology.

Career plans: To be an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Erin Hedrick

Parents: Harry and Barbara Hedrick.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Honor Society, Gold Gown — Top 10 Juniors, Top 5 Percent all four years, Mail Tribune Student Standout, Eagle Point School Board Student Recognition, nine-time Principal's Award recipient (3.5 grade-point average or higher during a varsity sport), Southern Sky Conference First Team All Conference Volleyball, Pear Blossom Princess 2009, All Student Body and Junior Class president.

College plans: California Lutheran University.

Career plans: Elementary school teacher or other career working with children.

Cady Landmann

Parents: Sarah and Gary Landmann.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Honor Society, Student of the Month, People to People Student Ambassador, Rookie of the Year 2006 in track and field, Clutch Performance of the Year 2008 in track and field, Top 5 Percent, Gold Gown, Principle's Award recipient and varsity letter in volleyball, basketball and track.

College plans: University of Hawaii, Manoa, to major in food science and human nutrition.

Career plans: Registered dietitian or nutritionist.

Ryanne May

Parents: Kendall and Becci May.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Jazz Choir member, Lions Club Student of the Month, Young Womanhood Recognition Award.

College plans: Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Career plans: Nursing or social work.

NORTH MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL

Kevin Beick

Parents: Ron and Molly Beick.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Dean's and general scholarships, University of Oregon, Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators, Student of Merit in science, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Scholar Athlete, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Western International Band Clinic Honor Band, North Medford Rotary Student of the Month in January 2008, Torch Honor Society.

College plans: Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.

Career plans: To pursue a career in science, perhaps astrophysics.

Ann Marie Clark

Parents: Doug and Debbie Clark.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, President's Award for Educational Excellence, USBC Smart Scholarship and Medford Rotary Foundation Scholarship.

College plans: Texas A&M or Southern Oregon University to obtain a business degree.

Career plans: Retail or financial management.

Rex Bufalino

Parents: Kim Marconi and Nick Bufalino.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Robert C. Byrd Federal Honors Program Scholarship, AP Scholar, William P. Carleton Scholar, Mail Tribune Student Standout, NMHS Academic Honors Award, OASSA Student of Merit in social science, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Medford-Alba Sister Cities Association Student Exchange, Lusk Memorial Scholarship, Carpenter Foundation Scholarship, Oregon Boys State, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, Chamber of Jackson County Future First Citizen Scholarship Award winner, president of NMHS Torch Honor Society, NMHS Brain Bowl, KOBI Academic Challenge Team, NMHS Science Bowl, co-concertmaster and Concerto Competition winner, Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, Siskiyou Violins, alternate captain of NMHS Varsity Ice Hockey, principal clarinetist of NMHS Wind Ensemble, lead tenor saxophonist of NMHS Jazz Ensemble 1, Musicianship Awards at the University of Oregon and University of Portland jazz festivals.

College plans: Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., to pursue a degree in physics.

Career plans: Something in engineering or astrophysics.

Nathaniel Glenwood Dines

Parents: Melanie and Woody Dines.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Kiwanis Club of Medford Student of the Month for May, NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, OASSA Student of Merit in mathematics, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Western International Band Clinic Honor Band member, Arrupe Scholarship, Bob Luther Memorial Scholarship, winner of the Odd Fellows' and Rebekahs' United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth Speech Contest, North Graduate with Honors (through the Torch Honor Society).

College plans: Loyola Marymount University, to major in communications or law.

Career plans: Undecided, possibly sports broadcasting or law.

Kayla Garrett

Parents: Sean and Diana Garrett.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academic Honors Award, President's Award for Educational Excellence, OASSA Student of Merit in English, PEO Chapter CG/Ada B. Strothers Memorial Scholarship, University of Oregon Dean's Scholarship, Mail Tribune Student Standout, Prom Court, Oregon Thespian regional finalist in solo acting.

College plans: University of Oregon to major in business.

Career plans: Event coordinator. Also would like to use dancing and theater training at Disneyland for a short time.

Candice Kerr

Parents: Raymond and Heidi Kerr.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, President's Award of Educational Excellence, Soroptimist International of Medford Student of the Month in April.

College plans: Brigham Young University in Idaho.

Career plans: Become a nurse and work in the intensive care unit.

JoAnna Langberg

Grandmother/guardian: Sandra Langberg.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Choir letter, Fairy Godmother Scholarship, Mail Tribune Student Standout, NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Dan and Betty Snider Scholarship, President's Scholarship, University of Portland grants.

College plans: University of Portland to major in English and minor in art.

Career plans: Author or illustrator for novels or children's books; also considering a career in teaching.

Jessica Reid

Parents: Matt and Sue Reid.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: All-Conference First Team in soccer, California Lutheran University Presidential Scholarship, Girls State Delegate/First Citizen Award, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Camp, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce/Umpqua Bank Future First Citizen Scholarship, Jackson County Commission on Children and Family Youth Member Scholarship, NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Scholar Athlete, Pear Blossom Festival Senior Court Scholarship, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Soroptimist International of Medford Student of the Month in January, Vivian Coss Bateman Memorial Scholarship, Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

College plans: California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Career plans: Elementary school teacher or a neonatal intensive care unit nurse.

Sean Russell

Parents: Neff and Vicki Russell.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Medford Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship; Medford Rogue Rotary Service Over Self Award; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Prom Court; OREA Scholarship winner; Student of the Month.

College plans: Brigham Young University to study bioinformatics then medical school. Also, serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Career plans: General practitioner.

Taylor Schmidt

Parents: Dave and Michelle Schmidt.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Four-year varsity softball, team captain, second team all SWC Conference pitcher, Academic and Athletic scholarship to Oregon Institute of Technology, NMHS Academic Honors Awards, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Scholar Athlete, President's Award for Educational Excellence.

College plans: Oregon Institute of Technology to major in nursing.

Career plans: Registered nurse.

Hilary Sletmoe

Parents: Gordon and Lisa Sletmoe.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Soroptimist International of Medford Student of the Month in December, Torch Honors Society member, Oregon Institute of Technology Presidential Gold Scholarship.

College plans: Oregon Institute of Technology.

Career plans: Medical imaging in the field of echocardiography.

Tyler Spano

Parents: Shane and Kathy Spano.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Scholar Athlete, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Rotary Club Student of the Month, National Torch Honor Society, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, Honors for International Thespian Society Troupe No. 358.

College plans: University of Redlands.

Career plans: Possibly psychology, filmmaking or theater.

Andrea Lyn Sukraw

Parents: Peter and Kay Sukraw.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academic Honors Award, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Activity Scholar, OSAA Farmers Insurance Group Scholar Athlete, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Prom Court, Vivian Coss Bateman Memorial Scholarship, Student Advisory Executive Council, varsity basketball, varsity track third place district pole vault, Buddy Program.

College plans: Western Oregon University to major in nursing.

Career plans: Nurse anesthetist, and at some point explore the East Coast.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ACADEMY/JACKSONVILLE

Zachary D. Marsh

Parents: Brad and Jacinta Marsh.

GPA: 3.96.

Honors/awards: University of Portland President's Scholarship, U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarship, nominated to USAF Academy and to West Point, fully-qualified nominee to USAF Academy.

College plans: University of Portland to major in civil engineering.

Career plans: USAF, then engineering.

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

Kayla Heath

Parents: Jim and Linda Heath.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Oregon Student of Merit in Science, 2008 Oregon Girls State Convention delegate, Wendy's High School Heisman Award state finalist, National Honor Society president, 2008 Samsung American Legion Scholarship National finalist, four-year varsity cross country, four-year varsity swimming, three-year varsity track and field, cross country team captain 2009, swimming team captain 2009, state finalist in swimming (50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 500 freestyle) all four varsity years, member of the Pirate's State Champion 200 Free Relay Team in 2006, medalist at cross country state this year (eighth of the top 10), 2009 Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Scholarship, Superior Stingray Swimming Boosters Association Scholarship.

College plans: Chapman University in Orange, Calif.

Career plans: Athletic training.

Morgan Voss

Parents: Sammi and Randy Giron.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Most Outstanding Chemistry and Biology Student, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award for social sciences from Rochester University, Oregon Department of Education Mathematics Award, Quail Point Rotary Award for citizenship, treasurer of the National Honor Society, thespian, Resident Dean's Scholarship and Dean's Access Scholar Scholarship for the University of Oregon.

College plans: University of Oregon to study chemistry and environmental science.

Career plans: Chemical or environmental engineer.

PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL

Jennifer King

Parents: Karen Mensik-King and William King.

GPA: 3.97.

Honors/awards: Honor roll every quarter, Rogue Valley All-Star Basketball Team 2009.

College plans: Either Oregon State University or Portland State University to major in biochemistry, pre-med or mathematics, then medical school.

Career plans: Trauma doctor.

ROGUE RIVER HIGH SCHOOL

Sara Carbone

Parent: Marie Carbone.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Three-year letterman in softball, National Honor Society, Chieftain Best Award.

College plans: University of Oregon.

Career plans: Kindergarten teacher.

Sarah Stinchcomb

School: Rogue River High School.

Parents: Brett and Tracy Stinchcomb.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Honor Society, Sportsmanship Award softball, three-year letterman in softball, third place state FBLA in Business Plan.

College plans: Portland State University to major in health sciences, then nursing school.

Career plans: Registered nurse.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST SCHOOL

Jessica Wold

Parents: Rory and Darla Wold.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Honor Society member, Student Association vice president, varsity team captain in basketball, voted "Most Christ-like" by peers.

College plans: Southern Adventist University.

Career plans: Pediatric nurse practitioner.

ST. MARY'S SCHOOL

Bay Gross

Parents: Brian and Nancy Gross.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Merit Scholar, Carl Friedrich Gauss Award for mathematics, AP Scholar with Honor, Rensselaer Medal Award, National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist, Claremont McKenna Achievement Award, 10-time varsity letter, Second Team All-Conference Soccer, state track medalist.

College plans: Yale University.

Career plans: Undecided.

SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL

Melissa Anna Boyd

Parents: John and Katri Boyd.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: SMHS Torch Honors Society, Jacksonville Rotary Student of the Year, Jacksonville Lions Club Scholarship, University of Oregon Resident Dean Scholarship, Girls Varsity Soccer: Honorable Mention Southwest Conference.

College plans: University of Oregon or Southern Oregon University to study marine biology or geology.

Career plans: Marine biologist or park ranger.

James Daviscourt

Parents: Dean and Robin Daviscourt.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Outstanding Achievement Award for Honors pre-calculus, SMHS Academic Hall of Fame, first and third place in the Southern Oregon Math League Team Competition, member of Torch Honors Society.

College plans: Art Institute of Portland to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree in media arts and animation.

Career plans: Professional concept artist or storyboard artist for the film industry.

Michael Eagle

Parents: Phil and Doreen Eagle.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: World Studies Student of the Year, Physics Student of the Year, Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, Honorable Mention Team for soccer in the SWC.

College plans: RCC/SOU for the first two years in order to get prerequisites done, after that undecided.

Career plans: Undecided.

Katie Eastman

Parents: Phil and Christie Eastman.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Soroptimist Club Student of the Month, Honor Athlete.

College plans: Oregon Institute of Technology.

Career plans: Medical field.

Chad Dean Larson

Parents: Rob and Karla Larson.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Southern Oregon University Calculus Scholar, Presidential Scholarship from George Fox University, Presidential Scholarship from Northwest Nazarene University.

College plans: George Fox University or Northwest Nazarene University.

Career plans: Biology or engineering.

Abigail H. Long

Parents: Philip and Lori Long.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: 4.0 Citizenship, Future First Citizen Award, AP European History Student of the Year, Wind Ensemble Student of the Year, Torch Honor Society president, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, National Merit Scholar, Presidential Scholarship (Wheaton College).

College plans: Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., to major in English.

Career plans: Education.

Patricia Nash

Parents: Douglas Nash, Ursula Horstmann-Nash.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Presidential Scholar at the University of Oregon, first place at Regional Thespian Conference, 2007, 2009.

College plans: Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon to study comparative literature and/or theater.

Career plans: Professor of comparative literature.

Natalie Ruffe

Parents: Scott and Deb Ruffe.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Individual Two Time, Doubles District Champion, Torch Honor Society, AAUW Outstanding Achievement in anatomy, WIBC two years (Western International Band Clinic), Alba Ambassador, Alba, Italy, Exchange Program.

College plans: University of Oregon or Pepperdine.

Career plans: Possibly the medical field.

Anna Sours

Parents: David and Lori Sours.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Merit Scholar, Torch Honor Society vice president, SWC Soccer Player of the Year, DAR Good Citizen Award, Elks Most Valuable Student, Linfield Merit Award, PEO Scholarship, Rotary Outstanding Student.

College plans: Linfield College in McMinnville.

Career plans: Occupational therapist or other science/math-related career.

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