Aberdeen High names top ten graduating students of 2013

Lauren Sargent and Taylor Wallace named
co-valedictorians, Jill Yancey is salutatorian

Aberdeen High School has named Lauren Sargent and Taylor Wallace as co-valedictorian for the graduating class of 2013. Jill Yancey has earned the title of salutatorian.

Graduation ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 30, in the Aberdeen Middle School gymnasium at 7 p.m. Joe Ingersoll will be the commencement speaker for the graduates.

AHS has also named the other students making up the top ten seniors of the graduating class. Following are the highlights of the top ten.

Lauren Sargent

Lauren Sargent, daughter of Kent and Diana Sargent, will attend Utah State University in the fall. She was involved in National Honor Society, musicals, was named Aberdeen’s 2013 Distinguished Young Woman, is a cashier at Wallace Drug, earned her LDS Young Woman Recognition award and was on the high honor roll. She enjoys playing the piano, photography, spending time with her family and friends and graphic design.

Taylor Wallace

Taylor Wallace, daughter of Dwight and Misty Wallace, will attend Treasure Valley Community College in the fall where she will play basketball and study pre-med for two years. After those two years she will go to a different university and become a surgical assistant.. She was junior varsity basketball Offensive Player of the Year, varsity basketball Defensive Player of the Year and received two MVPs. She received the awards for Outstanding Math, Outstanding Band, Scholastic and was named third runner up in the Distinguished Young Woman Program. She was named to the 2A 5th District First Team Basketball, All Areas Honorable Mention Basketball and Volleyball, earned her LDS Young Woman Recognition, received a piano festival scholarship, was National Honor Society president, Student Body secretary, and was on the LDS Seminary Council. She loves basketball, volleyball, playing the trumpet, playing the piano, waffle ball, telestrations, spelunking, water sports, spending time with her family and spending time with her friends..

Jill Yancey

Jill Yancey, daughter of Terrell and Sherry Yancey, will attend Brigham Young University – Provo this fall and serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints next year. She was National Honor Society secretary, Student Body secretary, Mayor’s Youth Council co-chairperson, earned her LDS Young Woman Recognition and was a team member of varsity soccer, basketball and track. Her hobbies include computer programming and film making

Alexis Pocock

Alexis Pocock, daughter of Stephanie and Lincoln Driscoll and Todd Pocock, will attend Utah State University in August to get her bachelor’s degree. During her school years she played varsity soccer and junior varsity basketball her freshman year, played junior varsity volleyball and basketball her sophomore year, played varsity volleyball and basketball her junior and senior years. She was sophomore class president, junior class vice president and Student Body President. Her hobbies include reading, dirt bike riding and camping.

Zoe Pratt

Zoe Pratt, daughter of Chris and Simone Pratt, will be attending Brigham Young University – Provo in the fall. She was in concert, jazz and pep bands all four years of school, lettered in music all four years, and was the public relations officer for National Honor Society in 2012-13. She likes high school musicals, spending time outdoors and with her family and friends.

Shelby Feld

Shelby Lee Feld, daughter of Kenneth and Stephanie Feld, will be attending Boise State University this fall. She plans on receiving a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business management.. She is an active member of the National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America (BPA), and the National Society of High School Scholars. She was the vice president of the BPA chapter in Aberdeen her junior year. Shelby is currently the vice president for both Aberdeen’s National Honor Society and BPA chapters. She is the senior class president and also a yearbook member. She has placed at the regional and state levels for BPA and competed at the national level in Orlando, FL, in May. She played basketball her freshman and sophomore years and volleyball from her freshman through her junior years. She has received the Dean’s Scholarship, the Boise State Gear-Up Award, and the Idaho Promise B Scholarship from Boise State University. She has also received a scholarship from the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. Shelby has been on the high honor roll all four years of high school and has earned the Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Fit for Life, Biology, Business Essentials, and AP History awards throughout her educational career at Aberdeen High School. She enjoys working alongside her dad in the shop, cooking with her mom, watching UFC fights, reading, listening to music, and spending time with her many pets.

Carolee Beck

Carolee Beck, daughter of Jeff and Melanie Beck, plans on attending Utah State University in the fall. She wants to study music. She was active in National Honor Society (4 years), musical (4 years), varsity basketball (3 years), varsity volleyball (3 years), Piano Festival Scholarship winner, Student Body vice president, named to the honor roll, Basketball and Volleyball MVPs and earned the talent award and second runner up in the Distinguished Young Woman program. She loves piano, singing, composition, dirt biking, backyard volleyball, basketball and spending time with her friends and family.

Sadie Pulliam

Sadie Pulliam, daughter of Kenneth and Rebecca Pulliam, will work at Red Fish Lake Lodge for the summer and then attend Brigham Young University-ID in the fall for general studies. She has been a four year member of National Honor Society, in musical four years, AHS cheerleader for two years and was a member of the 2011 Cheer State Championship team, earned her LDS Young Woman award, named to the AHS honor roll, was a senior class officer and participated in Piano Festival. She likes playing piano, singing, reading, sewing, interior design and spending time with her family..

Connor Sorensen

Connor Sorensen, son of David and Cheryl Sorensen, plans on serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and, when he returns, attend college at Utah State University. He played basketball (4 years), track (2 years), football (2 years), National Honors Society (3 years), musical (4 years), was the People’s Relations officer in National Honor Society, on Seminary Council and was a mentor for one year. He enjoys basketball, video games, swimming, movies, musicals, bowling, sports, music and biking.

Whitney Wahlen

No information was available at press time for Whitney Wahlen. She is the daughter of Kim and Connie (deceased) Wahlen.

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