Bruton High School - Class of 2024

Nicholas Felsman
Nicholas Felsman
About the Valedictorian

Nicholas Felsman

  1. GPA: 4.73
  2. High School Extracurricular activities: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Indoor Track, Varsity Outdoor Track, Varsity Tennis, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Scholastic Bowl, Student Council, Panther Achievement Leaders
  3. Community involvement: Volunteer with One Child Center for Autism, supervising children during the monthly "Kid's Night" - an opportunity for the kids to play in an exciting and safe environment. Member of YVCHR, an organization connecting adolescents with various community service opportunities based on the Hampton Roads' needs.
  4. College attending: University of Virginia
  5. Studying/Major: Physics and Political Policy, Philosophy, and Law (PPL)
  6. Were there any teachers or mentors who played a significant role in shaping your academic journey? If so, how? I have a few people who have collectively taught me to endure, and to remain determined. I would like to thank Mrs. Valledor for always giving me work; it was valuable, and it never stopped coming, so I had to learn to endure. I also would like to thank Coach Barr and Coach Boop for always pushing my body to its max; not only did I endure through their practices and grow stronger, but I learned to balance these activities with the schoolwork I did.
  7. If you could give one piece of advice to rising high school students, what would it be? Relieve yourself of your burdens. Find what makes you stressed and respond. In school, sports, work, or at home, respond. Maybe that means doing your work ahead of time, taking easier classes, investing yourself outside of school, or just appreciating the people around you. Stress is a natural reaction to something you care about. Respond to stress.
  8. What was your favorite class you've taken in high school and why? I think it's got to be a tie between either Film Studies or my English class. In film studies not only do we watch and really digest movies, but we are given the creative freedom to apply what we've learned to actually make our own movies. In English class, I've just learned so much about analysis and argumentation, although we apply it to written works, these skills translate basically everywhere. My English class has made me a stronger human, and my Film Studies class had been a brief respite of creativity from my regular schoolwork.
  9. What school tradition or experience will you miss the most? I love the beginning of the year and all of the traditions that come with it: the homecoming parade, the homecoming game, the spirit week, the pep rally, and the homecoming dance. It's all so exciting and there's so much to experience with your friends and with the rest of the school
  10. What is your most memorable experience or highlight from your high school years? I can't really come to appreciate the impact that sports have had on me. Not only did they teach me dedication and perseverance (I also learned how to shut my mouth), but I met the most important people in my life because of them. Without sports I wouldn't be the person I am today, and I'm sure I would be less happy.
Thomas Shriner
Thomas Shriner
About the Salutatorian

Thomas Shriner

  1. GPA: 4.6734
  2. High School Extracurricular activities: Student Council Association (President), Class of 2024 Class Office (Treasurer), Gifted Education Advisory Committee (Bruton High Student Liaison), National Honors Society, French Honor Society (Treasurer/Member), Chemistry Honor Society, French Club, Panther Achievement Leaders, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Prom Committee, Principal Advisory Committee
  3. Community involvement: York County Youth Commission (Chairman), Pirates Cove Big Game Fishing Tournament Volunteer, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center Junior Volunteer, Yorktown Market Days Volunteer
  4. College attending: University of Virginia
  5. Studying/Major: Major in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law with a minor in Data Science on a Pre-Law track
  6. Were there any teachers or mentors who played a significant role in shaping your academic journey? If so, how? My AP Lang teacher, Ms. Valledor, really taught me how to read critically and fully develop the arguments in my essays. It's because of her class that I want to go to law school. I know that I will be channeling her energy in the courtroom one day.
  7. If you could give one piece of advice to rising high school students, what would it be? Even if you don't think you need it, do the extra credit.
  8. What was your favorite class you've taken in high school and why? My favorite class I took in high school was Ceramics. It was a very therapeutic break from the school day, and I was surprisingly decent at making a pinch pot!
  9. What school tradition or experience will you miss the most? I will miss when the hallways get decorated for Homecoming. It brings such a fun atmosphere to the building that we desperately need sometimes. It's always exciting to see how different grade interpret the theme of each year.
  10. Describe your high school experience in one word. Fulfilling

June 8, 2024
1 p.m.

William & Mary
Kaplan Arena
751 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Total Number of Students: 727

Total Number of Graduates: 172

Number of Students Awarded Scholarships: 33

Total Amount of Scholarships: $2,701,479

Scholarships: List of scholarships

Post-Secondary Profile:
4-year college: 47.7%
2-year college: 8.7%
Workforce/Vocational: 1.2%
Military: 5.8%
Other plans: 36.6%

Top 10 Colleges:

  • Old Dominion University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Peninsula Community College
  • Christopher Newport University
  • James Madison University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Longwood University
  • George Mason
  • William & Mary

Senior Class Officers:
President - Gabriella Townsend
Vice President - Abigail Lee
Secretary - Naomie Postiglione
Treasurer - Jenny Tran
Spirit Coordinator - Hannah Aly


Katelyn May Abbott
Savannah Marie Aldama
Lilibeth Paola Alvarez Machado
Hannah Marie Aly
Kyndal Nicole Askew
Matthew Maximilian Banks
Zacarri Timothy Banks
Nehemiah Caleb Barrett
Thomas Bartlett IV
Ju'Ziea Ella -Nilyice Barton-Green
Olivia Francis Beltran
William Alexander Bostick
Austin Michael Brown
Gion Xavier Brown
Jonet Monique Buchanan
Michael Anthony Bumpers
Shaun Alexander Bumpers
Aidan Allen Caddell
Brady James Call
Emery Woodruff Cherry
Matthew Laudie Chestnut
Thomas Christopher Claud
Nyla Nicole Clayborn
Kamryn Alexis Couture
Kashawn Ka-Sious Cordea Cowles
Ryan Dang
Gretchen Elle Davila
Savannah Mae Davila
Kareem Dupree Davis
Maximilian Milner de Winter
Ariana Senai Dearry
Christopher Maki Dennis
Myles Xavier Ellis
Priscilla Espinosa-Linares
Nicholas Ryan Felsman
Dunlen Michael Francis
Cora Skye Freeman
Grace Margarita Belle French
Kameron Anthony Lee Frett
Diana Guadalupe Gaona
Erik James Goins
Diego Manuel Gomes
Victor Adrian Gonzalez
Annabelle Rae Goodwin
Suzanne Olivia Gregoire
Matthew Storm Guyton
Rachel Anne Harned
Jada Renee Harvey
Kaylan Faith Haslacker
Veronica Claire Hassan
Lily Ty Haubert
Daniel Aaron Heberlein
Allison Marie Hickey
Noah William Hodges
Emma Marie Horton
Amaya Danielle Howard
Zachary Lee Hubbard
Fatimah Yossrah Hussain
Justin Isaiah Irving
Liberty Cheyanne Jackson
Sarah Jiwon Jeon
Lillianna Vernell Jeter
Aiyhan Zyehaire Johnson
JayQuone Lee Jones
Miya Shantel Jones
Yahsir Romello Jones
Amelia Rita Kageleiry
Martha Mary Paige Kaleshefski
Kyleigh Jayde Keith
Owen Charles Keith
Alecia Manuela Kissoon
Tristan Jeffery La Crosse
Charlotte Sarah Lake
Kaleb Wayne Lamb
Cimyrah Aliegha Lane
Abigail Grace Lee
Xavion Jamar Lee
Anabelle Grace Lienard
Kacey Linares-Alfaro
Liam Joseph Marcinek
David Zane Marcuson
Jordon Wilson Marsh
Nick Steven Martinez
Caitlyn Elizabeth McBain
Jaden Christopher McBurnette
Marissa Morgan McCarthy
Keaton Scot McKittrick
Catherine Elizabeth McLain
Mad Jaimes McMillan-Spevack
Justice Eli McMiller
Alexander Jacob McMillion
Collin Barkley McPherson
Ziana Marie Medina
Maureen Elizabeth James Merritt
Scarlett Ivy Miller
Aliyah Rae Millner
Nyomi Jade Molina
Jack Lukas Munson
Sarah Elizabeth Myers
Nolina Yody Naisher
Jordan Blake Noble
Dylan Palmer Olinger
Sienna Nicole Owens
Ethan Conner Owle
Aaliyah Elizabeth Palmer
Brayden Michael Panozzo
Jordan Virginia Penney
Jade Ann Peterson
Khamani Duane Phillips
Victor James Pierce
Ariana Alejandra Pimentel
Trent Nessly Porter
Naomi ShaVonn Postiglione
Leyna La'Chelle Potter
Ethan Scott Powell
Jah'Ziah Tai'leb Price
Emma Reann Prinz
Jaden Michael Privigyi
Macie Michelle Puhlick
Quinlan Joseph Randall
Daniel Alan Raydo
Zachary Grant Renno
Jacqueline Bonnie Reyburn
Mina Rizk
Emmet Gatso Minter Robinson
Isaiah Alexander Ross
Adrean Kacian Rowe
Adrian Kevon Rowe
Joieux LaVie Saint-Leger
Ava Grace Sakimura
Lana Marie Santiago
Kaamil Balarabe Sarki II
Alisha Grace Scheurmier
Sarah Senor
Lau Shar
Thomas Gregory Shriner
Deakin Khane Silcox
Julianna Kathryn Simon
Samantha Marie Smith
Tommy Smith Jr.
Brooke Madison Smithley
Brady Lawrence Snyder
Derek Alan Soble
Liana Catherine Staggs
Karrington Talesha Jayla Stanley
Owen Michael Stark
Corbin Tyler Stephens
James Scottane Stewart Jr.
Jaylen Nyjee' Stokes
Leon Strain
Anastasiia Stupak
Justin Alexander Swisher
Nassir Allen Tabb
Andrew Hunter Thompson
Antonio Giovanni Thompson
Gabriella Alfrieda Townsend
Jenny Tran
Miranda Danielle Trojak
Michael Eugene Tynes
Jayla McKenzie Underwood
Ava Elise Valencia
Iara Naomi Velazco
Maximillian Ray Waggoner
Adam Patrick Walters
Alyssa Renee Warden
Naomi Jolene Washington
Corey Mozel White
Lawrence Edward White III
Mark Thomas Wilson
Trent Mitchell Wilson
Alyse Leighann Young
Juan Zamudio Centeno
Caleb Clark Zimmerman

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