Congrats and good luck from The New Falcon Herald to all the valedictorians and salutatorians in District 49. The following students are from the traditional high schools, and all are headed to college this fall.Falcon High School
|Valedictorian Rileigh Jones will study biological sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She said her goal is to become a veterinarian. Throughout her high school career, Jones said she has volunteered with the San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society, which has been her favorite experience. ìEvery Saturday, I helped out with their adoption fair,î she said. ìI would like to keep volunteering at the animal shelters by Cornell.î
|Salutatorian Anthony Wentz will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York, where he plans to study mechanical engineering. Once he has graduated from West Point, he will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and hopes to fly Apache helicopters. His favorite memory from high school was hanging out with friends and the whole high school experience, he said.
|Valedictorian Bryan Romero will attend Stanford University in California. He plans to study chemical engineering and musical education and performance, possibly as a double major. ìI plan to look into going into pharmaceuticals at the end of my undergraduate studies; but, ultimately I would like to be a choir or vocal professor at a university,î Romero said. His favorite memory from high school was being part of the performing theater at Vista Ridge. ìThe productions themselves were great, but the people I worked with and the relationships I have built all made the productions more than the sum of their parts, and more worthwhile than I thought they could be.î
|Salutatorian Yasmeen Hack will attend the honors program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, in the fall. Although she has not declared a major, Hack will study engineering and physical sciences, with plans to do something with engineering in her future. Her favorite memory from high school involved one of the last soccer games she played against Sand Creek High School. ìIt was a battle, going into double-overtime; and, even though we tied, it was a win in my heart,î Hack said. ìI have never been prouder to be a Wolf, and I am so grateful I got to experience a game like that, especially in my last year.î