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Camille Jones – Co-Valedictorian

Ashlin Schultz – Co-Valedictorian

Paige Jordan – Salutatorian

Hampton City Schools announces top students in the Class of 2021 at Kecoughtan High School

Camille Jones – Co-Valedictorian

Jones’ activities include Youth-in-Government/Model Judiciary lawyer, Model UN, varsity tennis, French Club, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and Science Honor Society.

She was accepted to the College of William & Mary (James Monroe Scholar and William & Mary Scholar), the University of Virginia (Echols Scholar), Duke University, and Princeton University. She plans to attend Princeton University and major in history. After she earns her undergraduate degree she hopes to attend law school and become a lawyer.

Fondest high school memory:
“My fondest high school memory is of traveling to Old Dominion University and competing in the Model UN conference with a great team of students, which was the beginning of some lasting friendships.”

A tradition at your school you will miss:
“(I will miss) the pep rallies.”

An achievement you are most proud of:
“I am proud of being accepted into great colleges after working hard through a pandemic.”

I am proud to be an HCS graduate because:
“I have over two dozen relatives who have graduated from Hampton City Schools since the 1970s, and they are proud and supportive of my academic achievements.”

If you could thank a teacher who had the greatest impact on you, who would it be and why?
“Ms. Lang is a great math teacher and I thank her for making high-level math comprehensible and enjoyable.”

Ashlin Schultz – Co-Valedictorian

Schultz’s activities include National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Art Honor Society, Science Honor Society, softball, working, and Girl Scouts.

She was accepted to the University of Virginia, Penn State, and the University of Massachusetts Boston. She plans to attend the University of Virginia and major in mechanical engineering. She hopes to also continue with her art.

Fondest high school memory:
“(My fondest high school memory) is spending time with my friends.”

A tradition at your school you will miss:
“(A tradition I will miss is) going to watch the drama plays.”

An achievement you are most proud of:
“(I am most proud of) being able to balance all of my different activities with my schoolwork and spending time with friends.”

I am proud to be an HCS graduate because:
“(I am proud to be an HCS graduate because) HCS got me through school and into a good college.”

If you could thank a teacher who had the greatest impact on you, who would it be and why?
“Mrs. Brewer was my art history and art studio teacher and she had the greatest impact on me because especially in art studio the classroom was always an escape from all the stress of my other classes. She was just always a positive influence.”

Paige Jordan – Salutatorian

Jordan’s activities include theatre and marching band, as well as volunteering at her church and Bluebird Gap Farm.

She was accepted to Liberty University, Sweet Briar College, Randolph College, Radford University, Albright College, Barton College, Roanoke College, Emory & Henry College, and Bridgewater College. Jordan will be attending Liberty University and majoring in nursing. After college graduation she hopes to become a nurse or continue her education and become a nurse practitioner or a physician.

Fondest high school memory:
“One of my fondest high school memories was performing Trap as a Main Stage at the Virginia Thespian Festival and performing with the band and theatre in general.”

A tradition at your school you will miss:
“A tradition I will miss at Kecoughtan is the pep rallies, especially as a marching band member.”

An achievement you are most proud of:
“I am proud of all of my achievements, but I am especially thankful to be named the salutatorian of Kecoughtan High School. It shows that all of my hard work over the years has really paid off.”

I am proud to be an HCS graduate because:
“I am proud to be an HCS graduate because my education has been one of quality and I have learned and gained so much from my teachers over the years as well as the faculty, whether it be at Langley, Spratley, or Kecoughtan.”

If you could thank a teacher who had the greatest impact on you, who would it be and why?
“It is difficult to pick just one teacher who has had the greatest impact on me because there have been so many. In elementary school, I would say that Mr. and Mrs. Humble had the greatest impact on me as they helped mold me into who I am today and were always so supportive and uplifting. In middle school, Mrs. Young was definitely the most influential for me, even though she wasn’t technically my teacher, because she taught me and my other cast and crew members that hard work truly does pay off and that we were loved no matter what. Her support over the years has meant more than she knows, especially as she continued to support us outside of middle school and into our high school years. In high school, Ms. Dunn has always been so understanding and makes it known that she supports her students and is proud of them, which has really been impactful for me in my high school journey. All of these teachers have had such a great impact on me and my life that it would be nearly impossible to choose just one of them. Having supportive and loving teachers has been so important for my upbringing and I am beyond grateful to them and many others.”


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