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Wayne pride shows in class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Left to right: Salutatorian Hannah Chevalier, Salutatorian Kayla Gray, Valedictorian Brooklyn Climer, and Salutatorian Ashlee Miller, back row: Valedictorian Jazlyn Gaton, Valedictorian Trent Griffith, Valedictorian Edwin Hernandez-Zarate, and Valedictorian Adalia Kirby.

There are fewer valedictorians this year than in years past, but Wayne Memorial High School has more salutatorians. Both categories of achievement are determined strictly by cumulative GPA. Valedictorians have GPAs 4.0 and above. Salutatorians have GPAs between 3.93 and 3.99.

Meet the Class of
2020 Valedictorians:
Jazlyn Gaton, daughter of Windy and Joseph Gaton, plans to attend the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a full-tuition Chancellor’s Scholarship to study Pre-Pharmacy. “I was president of the Pride Club for two years, as well as on the Exec Board of both the Mural Club and National Honor Society. I am currently a part of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Additionally, I began a natal chart reading service my junior year. I also won Gold Key in the poetry category of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, plus first place in two categories of the Annual WMHS Library Poetry Contest that same year. By the end of my senior year, I was an AP Scholar with Distinction with five Wayne Memorial department awards (Freshman Year: Algebra 2; Sophomore Year: AP Spanish, AP World, and Science; Junior Year: English) and had completed 66 college credits in total.”

Trent Griffith, son of Tracey and Jason Griffith, plans to attend Vanderbilt University to study Political Science. His achievements include Varsity swim captain, 9 varsity letters (track, swim, and cross country), member of senate for 3 years, actor in 2 fall plays, and co-founder of the Political Activist Club.

Adalia Kirby, daughter of Rachel and Jahan Kirby, plans to attend University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to study Philosophy and Sociology with a minor in History. Her achievements include Honor Roll, varsity letter, and National Honor Society.

Brooklyn Climer, daughter of Karen Climer, plans to attend Macalester College to study Environmental Studies with a concentration in Design. Brooklyn’s achievements include: Distinguished Young Woman 1st Runner Up, 2x Excellence in Art Awards, Vice President of Pride Club, Co-Founder of Eco Club and 2019 Homecoming Court.
Edwin Hernandez-Zarate, son of Rosario and Jovito Hernandez, plans to attend University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to study Economics and Political Science. Edwin was accepted to Upward Bound and accepted to the National History Academy in high school.

Meet the Class of 2020 Salutatorians:
Ashlee Miller, daughter of Michell Catrell, plans to attend Michigan State University to study Neuroscience.

Hannah Chevalier, daughter of Danielle and Brad Chevalier, plans to attend Schoolcraft College. She is undecided on a course of study. Hannah was a part of Senate for 4 years and NHS for one year.

Kayla Gray, daughter of Eugenia Chunn, plans to attend Claflin University to study African American Studies. Her achievements include National Honor Society, Student Government, 3 Academic Award Letters, Varsity Basketball, 3 Honors Awards for outstanding achievements in a subject, Civitan Youth and Diversity Leadership Camp.

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