Vale seniors will cap high school with Sunday ceremony

The 2018 graduating class at Vale High School will walk across the stage and receive diplomas Sunday at 3 p.m. at the high school gym. (Submitted photo).

VALE – The graduates of Vale High School will receive their diplomas in a ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday in the gym.

The 2018 class will hear from six valedictorians and a single salutatorian before claiming their diplomas from Vale School Board members Michael McGourty and Dave Wenger.

The valedictorians:

• Audrey Marchek, daughter of Brett and Kerry Marchek, plans to attend Kansas State University to pursue a degree in pre-veterinary medicine. Marcheck was involved in cross country, track and field, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and Mock Trial. Her goals include obtaining an American FFA degree, studying abroad, and a career in animal research or genetics.

• Dallie Johnson, daughter of Jason and Rachel Johnson, played basketball, volleyball and was on the track and field team. She also served as vice president and secretary/treasurer for the National Honor Society and was also involved in Science Club and Associated Student Body. Johnson plans to attend Brigham Young University in Utah with interest in business, the medical field and performing arts.

• Dan Wenger will head to the University of Wyoming to study engineering. The son of Dave and Kerri Wenger, he was on the Viking tennis, cross country and freshman basketball teams.

Wenger also was on class board for four years, the National Honor Society president, vice president of Science Club and was a participant of both Auto Club and Robotics Club for two years.

• Sable Kelso, daughter of Scott and Cresta Kelso, participated in volleyball, tennis, National Honor Society, class board, Science Club and served as statistician for basketball. Kelso heads to Boise State University to major in biology with plans of becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

• Tessa McFetridge, daughter of Steve and Penny McFetridge, played volleyball, basketball, and tennis and was a member of National Honor Society, FFA and class board. She will play volleyball at Treasure Valley Community College and plans a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy.

• Allee Ewing, daughter of Bart and Larissa Ewing, was on the volleyball and tennis teams and was statistician for the wrestling team. She was also in construction club, class board and National Honor Society.

She will attend Taylor Andrews Academy in St. George, Utah, with plans on “making an impact in the beauty industry.”

• The lone salutatorian is Joshua Andersen, son of Daniel and Lynette Andersen. He was involved in cross country, wrestling, track and field, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Skills USA, mock trial, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Science Club.

Andersen will attend the College of Idaho to major in political economy with plans to work in the agricultural field.

Reporter John L. Braese: [email protected] or 541-473-3377.