Panton girl named as VUHS valedictorian

VERGENNES — Sadie Kass, daughter of Alexander Smith and Susan Kass of Panton, has been named class Valedictorian of this year’s Vergennes Union High School graduating class. Kass, who holds the highest overall average of her class, will deliver the valedictory speech at graduation.
Kass strives to do her best in everything she does, and has earned high honors throughout her high school career while consistently challenging herself with numerous Advanced Placement and college-level courses. While at VUHS, she has been an active member of the school and pep bands and is flute section leader.
As stage manager her sophomore through senior years, Kass has contributed hundreds of hours to the school’s annual musical. She is a dedicated member and captain of the VUHS Track and Field team, an accomplished member of the math team, and an essential contributor to the yearbook.
She has been regularly recognized at underclass awards assemblies for excellence across many disciplines and was the Williams College Book Award recipient her junior year. Kass has been named a Green and Gold Scholar at the University of Vermont, where she plans to major in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Second only to Kass, Shay Pouliot, daughter of  Gene and Joy Pouliot of Addison, has been named the class of 2017’s Salutatorian. Pouliot will deliver the welcoming address at the VUHS graduation ceremony on June 9. A class officer, basketball and soccer player, Pouliot consistently volunteers her time for her class and for her community.
 As an honor roll and National Honor Society student, she has earned every one of her high grades through hard work and perseverance, and in doing so has also earned high praise from her teachers and her school counselor.
She has been accepted at the University of Vermont and plans to begin her higher education by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
Since she ranks third in her class, Eva Kamman, daughter of Neil Kamman and Carla Mayo of Vergennes, will deliver the Challenge to the Class of 2017 speech. Kamman has earned high honors roll throughout her four years at VUHS and has been recognized at our underclass awards night every year in multiple subject areas. She was awarded the prestigious St. Michael’s Book Award her junior year.
Since coming to VUHS she has been a committed member and captain of the VUHS rowing team. She has also been extremely dedicated to the arts, extensively involved in both band and chorus all four years. She is a member of the Jazz Ensemble and the Commodore Singers and took on the role of Band and Chorus president her senior year.
Eva was awarded the Engineering and Computer Science Leadership Award and was accepted into the Honors College at Syracuse University, where she will major in Bioengineering. 

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