Shown above, from left, are top Valley High School graduates Stephanie Doan, Madison Melton and Ariton (A. J.) Bailey. They each received a plaque from the Chambers County Board of Education in recognition of their academic accomplishments.
By David L. Bell, Director of Public Relations, Chambers County School Board
LaFAYETTE – During their regular meeting recently, the Chambers County Board of Education recognized the achievements of the top three graduating seniors at Valley High School.
With the third highest weighted GPA of 4.7, Stephanie Doan was a dual-enrollment student at Southern Union State Community College, and an active member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society. She was also a recipient of the NaphCare Dual Enrolled Scholarship, and has served as a volunteer at East Alabama Medical Center-Lanier Hospital.
Stephanie plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in Biomedical Science.
Madison Melton, graduating with a weighted GPA of 4.6, served as Girls State Representative, Editor-In-Chief of the Yearbook Staff, and Vice-President of the Student Government Association. She was also an active member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, tennis team, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as a recipient of the Teacher’s Choice Award for artwork.
Madison plans to attend Auburn University in the fall.
Valley’s top graduate this year is Ariton (A. J.) Bailey, with a weighted GPA of 4.7. He has been an active member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Valley High Rambassadors and Piedmont Motorsports. He is also certified in CPR and has served as a lifeguard at the Valley Community Center.
Ariton has been in the top three of his class every year of high school, and plans to attend Auburn University as an engineering major.
Each of the graduates was awarded a plaque from the school board acknowledging their academic accomplishments.