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MPS celebrates 2018 valedictorians and salutatorians

MPS celebrates 2018 valedictorians and salutatoriansWearing caps and gowns in a rainbow of colors, top graduates from high schools across MPS were honored for their impressive academic accomplishments by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors at the Board's May meeting. Parents and family members were on hand to show their pride in their students. More than 75 students were honored, a number that reflects multiple valedictorians – as many as twelve – at some schools.

"Receiving the esteemed distinction as valedictorian or salutatorian is something that takes incredible persistence, and these students have truly earned this honor," said MPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley. "We applaud our graduates as they head out to universities here in Milwaukee and all across the U.S. They are the future of this city and our country."

Valedictorians and salutatorians from the MPS Class of 2018 are heading to diverse destinations that include Alverno College, Grand Canyon University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Northwestern University, Tennessee Tech, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Vanderbilt University, Xavier University and more.

Congratulations to all of our exceptional valedictorians and salutatorians!

School Valedictorian Salutatorian
The Alliance School Emmalyrical Whitlow Justice Mulqueen
Assata High School Jakya Chandler Cornella Marks
Audubon High School Sumaya Ahmed Lucas Kidd
Bay View High School Natalie Negron Noah Halsey
Bradley Tech and Trade Quangdat Nguyen Diamond Day
Carmen High School-Northwest Bryan Morales Rodriguez Michael Craft
Carmen High School-South Juan Alba Kate Rodriguez Quezada
    Giovanni Claudio
Grandview High School Essence Smith Aldo Sanchez
Groppi High School Gabrielle Mayes Marquise Mays-Robinson
Hamilton High School Diana Garcia Vidal Italia Roman
Rufus King International Lydia Anthony Brendan OBrien
  Mallory Bree  
  Adelle Durrell  
  Celeste Gunderson  
  Olivia Plunkett  
  Amy Wesolowski  
MacDowell Montessori Shondee Haralson Serenity Robinson
MC2 High School Adam Alkhatib Zachary Magnusson
Golda Meir High School Aubree Hansen Angela Soto
    Isaiah Gordon
Madison Academic Campus Pa Kou Moua Kennyetta A Scott
Milwaukee High School of the Arts Estelle Holleran Kyen Ditzenberger
Milwaukee School of Languages Vanisa Saycocie Abdullah Masri
Milwaukee Marshall Georgette Kouassi Monet Thomas
North Division Pryesha Harris Alicia Swift
Nova High School Carliona Strange Marquon Green
NOVA Tech Natia Davis Nashana Davis
Obama SCTE Bryan Adorno Dionna Brown Trotter
Pulaski High School Mular Say Melissa Amador Servia
Reagan College Preparatory Maggie Balistreri  
  Juliana Gessner  
  Corinne Kronschnabel  
  Don Mai  
  Ryan Oberdorf  
  Malcolm Ramirez  
  Emily Rasmussen  
  Alyssandra Scaffidi  
  Luke Stoerger  
  Eva Szocik  
  Harrison Tremarello  
  Jack Zacher  
Riverside University High School Jamie Covaleski Salina Vang
  Sirtaj Grewal  
Shalom High School Julian Tolliver Sentaces D. Townsend
South Division Dawt Iang Meng Thao
Transition High School Nikya Wren Danielle Cantrell 
Vincent High School Chelsie Vang Larry Flowers 
Washington High School Savonn Fairley Abdul Ennin 
Wisconsin Conservatory Erinn Buckner Terrance Robinson

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are taking college-level Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses;
  • The MPS Class of 2017 earned $62+ million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to seven of the state and nation’s top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post.

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