Grafton High School - Class of 2017

Chloe DeWees
Chloe DeWees
About the Valedictorian

Chloe DeWees

  1. Age: 18
  2. Parents: Guy and Tara DeWees
  3. GPA: 4.96
  4. High School Extracurricular activities: Football, Basketball, Indoor Track, Soccer, National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Film Society, and Model United Nations
  5. Community involvement: St. Luke's Youth Group, Appalachia Service Project, PORT Emergency Winter Shelter Program, Upward Basketball, United Way of Greater Williamsburg, Stop Hunger Now, and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
  6. College attending: United States Air Force Academy
  7. Studying/Major: Undecided
  8. Name one thing you learned in high school that you didn't expect to learn: Statistics are easy to fake using different procedures to make experiments look legitimate, and approximately 65% of people don't know that.
  9. Name one person who has influenced you and why: My football coaches; Matt McLeod, Bruce Owens, Jeff Charville, and Jeff Long, reminded me that no matter how many people are against you, you always have those that are on your side and want to see you succeed.
  10. Is there a teacher you would most like to thank and why: I would like to thank Ms. Kingan for helping me make it through high school only semi insane and for helping me be more creative, fun, and, more importantly, myself. I would also like to thank Mrs. Montini for teaching me that a lot of things that most people think matter really don't and for guiding me to be a more skeptical person.
  11. Favorite quote or catchphrase: I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons, and maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.
  12. Most cherished high school memory: Penguin diving in the mud after football practice with the whole team would be one of my favorite memories, but I also loved going out for ice cream with my SOA class and driving my teacher there with her silently freaking out the whole time, or the soccer sleepover this year when we were all trying to learn how to dance and still can't.
Winnie Zhang
Winnie Zhang
About the Salutatorian

Winnie Zhang

  1. Age: 18
  2. Parents: Alice Shao and Yong Zhang
  3. GPA: 4.8979
  4. High School Extracurricular activities: Grafton Girls' Varsity Tennis Team, (1st seed and co-captain), National Honor Society (Historian), Spanish Honor Society (Vice-president), and Math Honor Society
  5. Community Involvement: Member of the York County Youth Commission
  6. College attending: University of California, Berkeley
  7. Studying/Major: Computer Science
  8. Name one thing you learned in high school that you didn't expect to learn: I didn't really expect to learn time-management skills. While I knew high school was going to be difficult, I definitely developed better time-management skills.
  9. Name one person who has influenced you and why: My parents have definitely influenced me. They have taught me so many things about life and encouraged me when I was down.
  10. Is there a teacher you would most like to thank and why: I would most like to thank Mr. Minor. He not only taught me AP Human Geography, but he also coached me for 5 years on the Grafton Girls' Varsity Tennis Team.
  11. Favorite quote or catchphrase: The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.
  12. Most cherished high school memory: I enjoyed practicing and playing tennis with the Grafton Girls' Varsity Tennis Team. It's always very fun playing tennis with them and just talking to them.

June 16, 2017
3:30 p.m

The College of William & Mary
Kaplan Arena
751 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA

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Total Number of Students: 1,186

Total Number of Graduates: 271

Number of Students Awarded Scholarships: 61

Total Amount of Scholarships: $6,094,388

List of Scholarships: View

Post-Secondary Profile:
4 year college: 56%
2 year college: 29%
Workforce/Vocational: 12%
Military: 3%

Top 10 Colleges: Thomas Nelson Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, University of Virginia, Christopher Newport University, James Madison University, Radford University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, College of William & Mary/Longwood University

Senior Class Officers:
President - Julia Larsen
Vice President - Hannah Guyer
Secretary - Megan Harrah
Treasurer - Laural Nicks


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Ashraf Eeman Abdul-Alim
Natalie Kay Abernathy
Faizan Ali
Ryan Ethan Allen
Kimiko Machie Armstrong
Luke William Armstrong
Curran Patrick Atkinson
Jalen Reyhan Banks
Jaden Trevon Barnes
Noah James Beaty
William Tyler Beiser
Sterling Parris Bennett
Lauren Grace Bergstrom
Sajan Nimesh Bhagat
Dylan Matthew Billot
Kaylyn Blackman
Allen Douglas Blaha
Megan Taylor Bland
Sarah Ellen Blanton
Amanda Dawn Boivin
Lillian Margaret Boyd
Skyler Brooke Boyd
Cameron Elizabeth Bradley
Taylor Ann Bradley
Triston Mychal Brady
Qualawna Kalyiah Branch
Sarah Rose Brandon-Cronin
Samuel Alexander Brimhall
Hunter William Brummett
Suzanne Marie Bundy
Adam Joseph Caraballo
Cole Aidan Casiday
Brenna Leigh Chasteen-Boyd
Mona Sherrie Chavarria
Breyden Alexys Chestnut
Tahj Ahmon Anthony Chisolm
Benjamin Vadim Cokus
Christopher Michael Cokus
Brooke Logan Coleman
Julia Ryan Como
Jordan Titus Cooke
Kayley Marie Cox
Taylor Marissa Crabtree
Hannah Louise Crouch
Timothy Allen Crum
Ronald Crump III
John David Cumbie
Lauren Christine Cummings
Haley Renee Cunningham
Jason Lanakila Curtis
Dorian Jamal Daniels
James William Darden
Jackson Alexander Davis
Rayviannia Anitea Davis
Brendan Louis Deal
Lauren Ashleigh Dearing
Chloe Shae DeWees
Nir Isaac Diskin
Abigail Elaine Dixon
Jasmine Elise Doughtie
Kiran DiShaun Durant
Mikayla Renee Engquist
Cole Alexander Evans
Daryn Elizabeth Fahlbusch
Natalie Rose Faison
Christian Boyd Fary
Grace Judith Fawcett
Crystal Marie Feagler
Braxton Jared Fell
Haden Brice Fish
Karen Renee Fleming
Noah Christopher Fleri
Felicia Lee Font
Spencer Zane Forsgren
Shaina Michelle Franklin
Devin Alexander-Lewis Fulkerson
Daniel Arthur Furse
Zorina Danarae Jewel Garza
Alyssa Lauren Gausmann
Noah Christian Geier
Michael Yi Fang Geng
Laura Darlene Gestwick
Ashley Inez Gibson
Hannah Leigh Gilbertson
Haley Elizabeth Gipson
Jacqueline Veronica Golden
Raymundo Gonzalez
Austin Michael Graham
Allen Matthew Grant
Mackenzie-Lynnae Grantham
Lucas Geworg Grigorian
Emily Kaitlyn Guhl
Hannah Lee Guyer
Shannon Tayler Hallingstad
Zachariah Lee Hamilton
April Elise Hanson
Megan Elizabeth Harrah
Kiara Jade Harrington
Helen Ann Harris
Johnathan Alexander Harrison
Zachary Scott Harrison
Taurus Hawk Jr.
Isiah Desmond Hawkins
Samantha West Heard
Olivia Lee Hill
Timmy Chandler Hiott
Devon Lane Hoffman
Michael Mario Hoffmann
Jesse Lee Holston
Lundie Maria Horacio
Nicholas Job Horne
Olivia Ann Howell
Julia Myntrue Victoria Hoyes
Virginia Elizabeth Hunter
Cortavious Melek Izzard
Emma Kay Jarrell
Hunter Scott Jernigan
Derek Spencer Johnson
Melissa Renee Johnson
Karamel Kymbriel Love Joseph
Hayley Marie Joyce
Stephen Lee Kassel
Nathan Christopher Kaw-uh
Pierce Michael Keesee
Camran Malia Kekoa-Dearhart
Azim Blake Khan
Emma Suzanne Kirschke
Alexis Abigail Kracht
Courtney Elizabeth Kurz
Simeon Michael Lamb
Tyler Joseph Lambert
Naphtali Renae Lamey
Julia Elise Larsen
Kaitlyn Jessica Lewis
Olivia Anne Lilygren
Ann Marie Lindstrom
Katie Qianjia Liu
Craig Phillip Lucy
Aleta Codelia Luther
Taryn Marissa MacKay
Emma Marie Madrigal
Kyle Anthony Malden
Erin McIntyre Malone
Stephanie Elizabeth Mansfield
Miroslava Marinova Marinova
Emily Lauren Marshall
Cody Allen Martin
Kathleen Anne McCarthy
Ian Lachlan McCulloch
Xshajah Shaque McLauchlin
Kyle Michael Mells
Tacoma Rain Mendelsohn
Noah John Mendoza
Alyssa Gabrielle Milazzo
Cassandra Mae Miller
Chaeli Christyann Miller
Jessee Ray Dylan Miller
Kaylin Lintz Mitchell
Kyrie Se'Zon Moore
Thomas Andrew Moore
Matthew Ryan Morhiser
Lillian Vassar Muhich
Claire Louise Nelson
Sydney Noel Nelson
Alexander Khang Nguyen
Ashley Fatima Nguyen
Laurel Lee Anne Nicks
Jason Grant Nicolai
Tavaris Ladell Noel
Robert Stephen Nordman
Bryce Sherman O'Melia
Yuki Ogusu
Samantha Ruth Oliver
Luke Aaron Osvold
Alexa Kaitlin Ouellette
Elizabeth Virginia Owens
Grant Spencer Owens
Miles Robert Owens
Ryan Charles Pabon
Brookelyn Faith Parker
Zoe Christine Parker
Christian James Parlett
Akhil Jagdish Patel
Ashiq Snehal Patel
Nicholas Charles Patron
D'Andrea Tyshell Patterson
Jacob Benjamin Lawman Payne
Andrew Wesley Peratt
Aiyanna Damaris Perkins
Cindy Fabiola Portales-Maldonado
Bryce Ann Pride
Sarah Danielle Prince
Nathaniel Marshall Kirts Reichart
Menico DeShaun Reid
Jacob Robert Reister
Kaylin Verese Richardson
Kenneth Leroy Robinson Jr.
Cameron Renae Roblewsky
Daniel John Rodriguez
Ellee Stella Rogers
Ally Jo Salomon
Angel Renee' Schexnayder
Burke Mackenzie Schramel
Veronica Grace Seguin
Albert Ji Seo
Isaiah Eamon Shine
Elizabeth Alden Sholtis
Sukhdeep Singh
Tyler Shawn Sissell
Alexandra Nicole Smith
Jacob Daniel Smith
Madison Isabella Smith
Samuel James Smyth
Austin Joseph Snide
Caiden Thomas Starlard
Soaren James Stevenson
Ashley Renee Stewart
David Nicholas Stewart
Devin Stone
Brennen Wells Strachan
Lukas William Strack
Taylor Ann Straus
Alek Nathaniel Strickland
Cheyenne Autumn Love Strickland
Jacquelyn Nicole Stubblefield
Cindy Sun
Karleigh Raven Sutton
Jovina Marie Svaranowic
Nicole Marie Svaranowic
Nathan Avree Tabor
Corinne Marie Tapajna
Matthew Aaron Taylor
Sebastian Michael Teubert
Graydon Michael Tinneny
Brianna Michelle Tolley
Amber Marie Turlington
Devin Steel Umfleet
Christopher David Underwood
Malia Patryce Valentine
Chelsey Amanda Vanner
Taylor James Veal
Jeremiah Gabriel Vivero
Olivia Marie Voelker
Katherine Marie Voelkers
Emily Lucille Vogt
Nicholas Ryan Vollman
Madison Thérèse Voss
Charles Gary Walker
Jordyn Marie Walker
Kyla Marie Walker
Lauren Nicole Washburn
Shayne Matthew Weierbach
Lauren Leigh Wheeler
Nicholas J Wheeler
Bryce Richard Whisler
Brayden Dean Whitaker
Kylee Beck Whitlock
Evan Brunell Williams
Jonathan Michael Williams
Kenneth Robert Williams
Khasean Jeremiah Williams
Chase Austin Wilson
Kimberly Ruth Wisser
Shelbi Grace Withrow
Beau Chen Wong
Wenkui Yang
Woong Ryeol Yoo
Benjamin Preston Young
Katelyn Alexis Zagursky
Chenyun Zhang

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