The Spring Valley School Board of Education has officially recognized the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2019 students graduating with honors.
Dylan Bosshart, son of Rob and Sally Bosshart, and Madison Maier, daughter of Craig and Tonya Maier, share the designation of Co-Valedictorians of the Class of 2019, based on their respective cumulative grade point averages (GPA's) of 4.0.
Bosshart's post-secondary plans will take him to UW-Stout this fall. His career goal is to become a mechanical engineer. Bosshart's participation in football, basketball and track have been important to him, as well as being a member of Student Council and National Honor Society. He noted that he'll miss getting to spend every school day with his friends.
Maier will attend UW-River Falls this fall where she will major in education and pursue her career goal of becoming a teacher. Maier has enjoyed her involvement in FFA, solo-ensemble and cross country.
Lauren Peabody, daughter of Kristin Skow and Mick Peabody, has earned the recognition of Salutatorian of the Class of 2019, with a cumulative GPA of 3.954. Peabody will attend UW-Eau Claire this fall. Her goal is to complete many more years of school and find a career that she enjoys. She said what she will miss the most are the little things, like Mr. Turner's morning jokes, sharing her locker snacks and walking up and down the halls with friends.
Nine seniors are being recognized as Graduating with Honors, having achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or greater at the completion of seven semesters of high school. They are listed by and will be seated by GPA rank at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
Madison Jacobson, daughter of Chris and Cheri Jacobson, will attend UW-Eau Claire. Her career goal is to become a dentist and own her own practice. She's loved spending time with classmates and staff, with whom she's made many fun memories and shared enjoyable experiences. Jacobson has enjoyed participating in womens' vocal jazz, honors choir, track
and cross country.
Savannah Mattison, daughter of Casey and Amy Mattison, will attend UW-River Falls. Her career goal is to achieve a Professional Master's Degree in conservation biology and help negate the human impact on endangered species, habitats and ecosystems on earth.
Abigail Graham, daughter of Ann Larson-Graham and Mike Graham, will attend either UW-La Crosse or UW-River Falls this fall. Her career goal is to work in a field that helps others and that she is passionate about. She's enjoyed her participation in music and the arts, and will miss her peers and the close relationships she has made with her friends.
Lauren Anderson, daughter of Mark and Ann Anderson, will attendUW-Whitewater where she will pursue her career goal in the field of education, with an elementary education major and elementary social studies minor. She has enjoyed being a participant in the band trips to Washington D.C. and Chicago. She'll miss her friends and the memories they've made together.
Maria Reusch, daughter of Suzanne and Bill Reusch, will pursue a degree in graphic design at UW-Stout this fall. She said she will miss the fun advantages the art department has to offer in perfecting her graphic design skills.
Jenna Wildner, daughter of Stacey and Jeremy Wildner, will attend UW-River Falls this fall, where she will pursue a degree in the field of veterinary science as a large animal veterinarian technician. Wildner will miss seeing the teachers who have helped form her into the person she has become, her classmates who she has enjoyed watching play sports on the home field under the night lights, and her equestrian teammates. She's loved being a part of music groups, track, and volleyball, too!
Erin Stans, daughter of Gwen and Gregg Stans, will attendUW-Eau Claire this fall. Stans hopes to become a surgeon. She will miss the sports she's participated in and the friendships she's made at Spring Valley High School.
Kenneth Fesenmaier, son of Bill and Karen Fesenmaier, will attend UW-River Falls this fall, where he will pursue a degree in the field of education, one day becoming a high school history teacher. He has enjoyed the successful teams he's been a part of during high school and also being a part of student council.
Braeden DuMond, son of Carri and Jade DuMond, will attend UW-Madison where he will major in environmental science. He plans to become a hydrologist. He'll miss hanging out with his friends every day at Spring Valley High School.