Ashland High School valedictorians

Courtney Farmer

Parents: Ron and Kathy Farmer.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors and awards: Math Team state qualifier, Outstanding Algebra 1 student, Outstanding Spanish 2 student, four-year varsity Equestrian Team athlete, four-year Southern Oregon High School Equestrian Teams Scholar Athlete, Sportsmanship award from Ashland High School Equestrian Team.

College plans: University of Redlands, majoring in psychology.

Career plans: Uncertain; possibly medical school to become a psychiatrist. Whatever I choose to do, I want to travel the world and learn about other cultures, while helping people along the way.

Elise Hansen

Parents: Dr. Gary Hansen and Judith Newton.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors and awards: Outstanding Presenter at Southern Oregon University Seminar Symposium, National Honor Society.

College plans: Major in neuroscience and piano performance at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

Career plans: Pursue a career in medicine.

Sierra Houk

Parents: Jason and Vanessa Houk.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors and awards: Member of the International Thespian Society, Drama Club officer, Outstanding Junior Thespian, Outstanding Assistant Stage Manager for "Noises Off," Best Costumer for "The Importance of Being Earnest," Best Costume Mistress for "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," Community Access Television Award, twice winner of AHS Film Festival.

College plans: Seattle University for digital art and design.

Career plans: Creating online media and articles.

Elias Opgenorth

Parents: Jack Opgenorth and Mary Lindon.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society, Kiwanis Youth of the Month, AP Scholar, Elks Scholarship, OSEA Scholarship, Oregon State Snowboard Meet qualifier for three years.

College plans: Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Career plans: Undecided.

Lillian Thomas

Parents: Ted Thomas and Diane Parry.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society.

College plans: University of Oregon, undecided major.

Career plans: Work in a field involving environmental science or possibly ornithology.

Vivian Toll

Parents: Scott Toll and Paris Geiken.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society, Math Honor Society.

College plans: Gap year to explore, travel and work.

Career plans: Interested in pursuing a career as an artistic director for a journal, or magazine focusing on world art, design, lifestyle and culture.

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