Andrada Valedictorian Lora Versluis

Andrada Polytechnic High School


Andrada Polytechnic High School Valedictorian is Lora Versluis. Lora will be attending

Andrada Salutatorian Madison Link

Northern Arizona University in the Pre-Nursing program. She notes, “My mom and dad have always and will always inspire me.”


The Salutatorian for Andrada is Madison Link, who will be attending Pima Community College. Her field of study will be nursing.  Madison is inspired by her parents, as she points out, “I wouldn’t be where I am without either of my parents, I owe all of my success to them. They pushed me and guided me through school to be the best version of myself that I could possibly be.”

Cienega Valeditorian Zoey McFarland

Cienega High School


Cienega Salutatorian Triton Trifonov

Cienega High School’s Valedictorian is Zoey McFarland, who will be going to Brigham Young University. Zoey will pursue a degree in physiology and developmental biology. Zoey has been inspired by her parents.


The Salutatorian for Cienega High School is Triton Trifonov. Triton will attend Arizona State University and will study to be an electrical engineer. His father gave him the most inspiration.

Empire High School

Empire’s High School Valedictorian is Mikaila Bantugan, who will be attending UCLA with majoring in neuroscience. Mikaila writes,

Empire Valedictorian is Mikaila Bantugan

Empire Salutatorian is Hunter Whitlow

“My family has inspired me to make my dreams come true; though diligence, perseverance, and dedication. I am so grateful for them and cannot be where I am today without their support.”


Empire’s High School Salutatorian is Hunter Whitlow, who will attend Arizona State University. He will major in chemical engineering. Hunter was inspired by his chemistry teacher, Mrs. Ward, who gave him a love of chemistry.


Vail Academy and High School

Vail Academy and High School Valedictorian is Cecilia Kimball, who will be attending the University of Arizona

Vail Academy Valedictorian Cecilia Kimball

Vail Academy Salutatorian Amanda Kohlmeyer

Honors College majoring in molecular and cellular biology. Cecilia cites her parents as inspiring her.


Vail Academy and High School’s Salutatorian is Amanda Kohlmeyer who will attend the University of Arizona, focusing on global studies and Spanish.

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