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MUHS top students shine at graduation time

Middlebury Union High School announced that Anna Tracht is one of two salutatorians in the class of 2009. Anna is the daughter of Debbie Tracht of Middlebury. Anna has been a High Honors student for the past four years while being enrolled in a rigorous academic program. She has been the recipient of awards for World Languages. This year she has been writing for the school newspaper. She will continue on her educational journey at Skidmore in the fall 2009.

Margaret Young joins Tracht as one of the salutatorians in the Class of 2009. Margaret is the daughter of Jordan and Margaret Young of Cornwall. She has been a high honors student for the past four years while enrolled in a rigorous academic program. She has been the past recipient of the World Languages Departmental Award and the Middlebury College Book Award. She will continue on her educational journey at Tufts University in the fall 2009.

One of Middlebury Union High School's three class of 2009 valedictorians is Esthena Barlow. The daughter of Rendol Barlow and Linn Larson of Middlebury, Esthena has maintained high honors throughout high school and was the female recipient of the prestigious Middlebury Union High School Dorey Cup Award in 2008as well numerous awards. She has played varsity soccer for all four years of high school, serving as captain for the past two years. She will continue her academic pursuits at Stanford University.

Another of the three Class of 2009 valedictorians is Johanna Kelley. Johanna is the daughter of Joseph and Deborah Kelley of Shoreham. Johanna has maintained high honors throughout high school while pursuing a rigorous course of studies and has annually received the Presidential Academic Excellence Award. She was the recipient of the American Legion Department Award for English and Science . She was nominated to attend the Babson University National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine in grade ten. Johanna has played both varsity basketball and lacrosse since grade nine and has been captain of the lacrosse team this spring. She will attend St. Lawrence University this fall.

Another class of 2009 valedictorian is Virginia O'Neill. Virginia is the daughter of William and Melissa O'Neill of Shoreham. She has maintained high honors throughout high school while pursuing a rigorous course of studies. A recipient of the High Honor Award by the Society of Women Engineers, Virginia was also selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston. Virginia also sings in the Addison County Gospel Choir. She will attend Gordon College in the fall.

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