Meet the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and Salutatorian!
Valedictorian Mary Catherine “MC” Lopez
Parent(s) names: Frank and Mary Beth Lopez
College choice: Nazareth College, to pursue a degree in Theatre with a Certification in Inclusive English Adolescent Education. I also plan to continue to study music, specifically the pipe organ.
Career plans: I plan to become a high school English teacher and run the Drama Club at the school I teach. I also plan on being a substitute church organist.
What have you enjoyed the most about high school? I’ve enjoyed being active in Drama Club, Masterminds/Double Down, Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Choir. I’ve also enjoyed spending time with my friends.
Favorite quote? “If a lot of people love each other, the world would be a better place to live”-Tommy Wiseau
During the past four years, who has inspired you the most? My parents. They have always been my foundation. Also, I am inspired by anyone who’s ever said I can’t do something. I’m very driven and love to prove naysayers wrong.
What is your advice to your graduating class? There’s a world out there, bigger than you can imagine. Get out, take chances, and enjoy the universe and all it has to offer.
Is there a word or phrase that best describes your personality? Passionate
At your high school's 25th reunion, what do you want your classmates to remember your for? I want to be remembered for dancing to the beat of my own drum and not following the crowd.
If nothing else, what one thing do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime? I hope to pass on my passions for theatre, writing, and reading to future generations.
Salutatorian Jonah Wheeler
Parent(s) names: Lisa and Tim Wheeler College choice: Syracuse University
Your career plans: Study Sport Management and pursue a career with a professional sports organization.
What have you enjoyed the most about high school? Playing sports and hanging out with my friends. I run cross country, play golf, play the saxophone, and am President of the National Honor Society.
Favorite quote? “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.”
During the past four years, who has inspired you the most? My mom for everything she does for me.
What is your advice to your graduating class? Be yourself, never stop chasing your dreams.
Is there a word or phrase that best describes your personality? Ambitious
At your high school's 25th reunion, what do you want your classmates to remember your for? Always working hard and chasing my dreams.
If nothing else, what one thing do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime? Make my family proud.