MIDDLEBURY - Middlebury Union High School has announced its 2011 co-valedictorians and co-salutatorians.
Christine Artim, the daughter of Diane Hermann-Artim and Nick Artim of Middlebury has been named co-valedictorian.
Artim has achieved High Honors all four years and was awarded the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence in grades 9, 10 and 11. She received Student Recognition Breakfast Awards in grade 11 for French by Ms. Dunleavy and for chemistry by Ms. Atkins. Christine received the American Legion Department Awards for science and fine arts in grade 9 and for math, science and foreign language in grade 11.
She received the Highest Honor from the Society of Women Engineers in grade 11. Christine also scored in the top 10 percent in the UVM Math Contest. She was the recipient of the Latin Book Award in 10th grade and the Middlebury College Book Award in grade 11.
Artim has been a member of the track and field team, since grade 11, when she received the Most Improved Award.
She placed second in the 3000 meter event for Division 2 at the Vermont State Meet. This past fall, she competed on the cross-country team, when she received the Most Valuable Player Award for the team. Christine placed 6th for Division 2 at the Vermont State Meet. In grade 11, Artim was a member of the Rube-X team, which placed first in the category and second place in the marketing award for its kinetic wind sculpture in the UVM Engineering Challenge. She was a member of the Arabic Club in grades 9, 10 and 11. Artim has also volunteered for several community service projects and tutored in the MUHS Learning Lab.
Artim will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall.
James Cobb, the son of Kimberly and Wade Cobb of Middlebury has also been named co-valedictorian. He has achieved High Honors all four years and received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence in grades 9, 10 and 11.