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Celebrating Academic Excellence: Valedictorians and Salutatorian Shine Bright at Kenton Ridge and Northeastern High Schools

Celebrating Academic Excellence: Valedictorians and Salutatorian Shine Bright at Kenton Ridge and Northeastern High Schools
Celebrating Academic Excellence: Valedictorians and Salutatorian Shine Bright at Kenton Ridge and Northeastern High Schools
Kenton Ridge High School & Northeastern High School Valedictorians and Salutatorian

In a testament to their dedication, hard work, and academic prowess, several outstanding students have been named valedictorians and salutatorian at Kenton Ridge High School and Northeastern High School. These remarkable individuals have not only excelled in the classroom but have also actively contributed to their schools and communities, leaving a lasting impact on those around them.

At Kenton Ridge High School, four exceptional students have been honored as valedictorians. Heath Jones, Braden Smith, Bryce Smith, and Andra Grigsby have demonstrated unparalleled commitment to both academics and extracurricular activities. 

Heath, a distinguished member of the football team and the National Honor Society, will pursue Business at the University of Cincinnati. Braden, known for his versatility in sports and dedication to community service, will continue his academic journey at Wittenberg University. With his passion for sports and academic excellence, Bryce is set to embark on a degree in physical therapy at Wright State University.

Additionally, Nathan Cox has been recognized as the salutatorian at Kenton Ridge High School. Nathan's outstanding achievements in academics and sports, including varsity golf and baseball, have earned him this prestigious title. He will further his education at The Ohio State University, majoring in Biology as a Pre-Med student.

Meanwhile, at Northeastern High School, four exceptional students stand out as valedictorians. Grace Addis, Hunter Dewey, Sara Farmer, Ryan Hajnik, Grace Harris, Jaidin Smith, and Sarah Vaughn have all showcased remarkable leadership, academic excellence, and dedication to their school community. Additionally, Cameron Crawford has been recognized as the salutatorian at Northeastern High School. 

Grace Addis, who is involved in various extracurricular activities such as band and drama club, is set to pursue Psychology at Capital University. Sara Farmer, known for her participation in FCCLA and powerlifting, will be venturing to McDaniel College to study mathematics. Ryan Hajnik, who excelled in academics and sports, including captaining the Cross-Country team, will study biomedical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. With her leadership roles in clubs and varsity softball, Grace Harris will be pursuing Biology at Hillsdale College.

Moreover, Jaidin Smith, who actively engaged in soccer, golf, and community service, will be attending Wright State University to pursue Public Health. Sarah Vaughn, recognized for her academic achievements and cheerleading, is set to attend Clark State College to pursue Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

As these exceptional students prepare to embark on the next chapter of their academic journeys, they carry with them the pride and admiration of their peers, teachers, and community. Their achievements serve as a testament to the power of perseverance, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence. 

Congratulations to all the valedictorians and salutatorian for their outstanding accomplishments!