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Northpoint Alumni Graduate Penn as Valedictorians

All 17 valedictorians recognized during Commencement May 25, 2018
All 17 valedictorians recognized during Commencement May 25, 2018

Penn High School was proud to have 17 students earn valedictorian honors and two students earn salutatorian honors for the Class of 2018 during Commencement held on Friday, May 25, 2018.

 

Of those 19 total students achieving these honors, six of them attended Northpoint Elementary School!

 

Valedictorians

 

Valedictorian

NICHOLAS CASETTI

 

Nicholas attended both Northpoint Elementary and Discovery Middle School.

 

Nicholas’s college plans are to attend Purdue University and study Chemical Engineering. He will then use his degree to launch a career in Entrepreneurship.

 

While at Penn, Nicholas was involved in many activities such as Debate, TEAMS, Tennis, National AP Scholar, Indiana Academic All-Star, National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Academic All-State.

 

 Nicholas attended both Northpoint Elementary and Discovery Middle School.  Nicholas’s college plans are to attend Purdue University and study Chemical Engineering. He will then use his degree to launch a career in Entrepreneurship.  While at Penn, Nicholas was involved in many activities such as Debate, TEAMS, Tennis, National AP Scholar, Indiana Academic All-Star, National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Academic All-State.

MARGARET FINNESSY

 

Margaret attended both Northpoint Elementary and Discovery Middle School.

 

Margaret plans on attending Northwestern University and majoring in Biological Science.

 

While at Penn, Margaret’s activities, honors and team memberships included Swim Team, Spell Bowl, Habitat for humanity, Kingsmen Against Cancer and National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

 

 

Kendra attended both Mary Frank Elementary and Discovery Middle School.  Kendra’s college plans are to attend Purdue University and then pursue a career as a Veterinarian.  While attending Penn, Kendra’s activities, honors and team memberships included Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Marching Band (Section Leader in Pit), and Orchestra.

KRISTINE HOCKER

 

Kristine attended both Northpoint Elementary and Discovery Middle School.

 

Kristine’s college plans are to attend MIT to study Neuroscience and Philosophy. After college she will pursue a career as a Neuroscientist.

 

While attending Penn, Kristine’s activities, honors and team memberships included playing viola in the Symphonic Orchestra, Freshmen Mentor, Kingsmen Tutor, National Merit Finalist, French Club and Key Club.

 

 

VALEDICTORIAN

VERONICA KIRGIOS

 

Veronica attended Northpoint Elementary and Discovery Middle School.

 

Veronica’s college plans are to attend the University of Notre Dame, and major in Mathematics, Political Science and Linguistics. Her career plan is to be a Political Science Statistical Researcher to aid in policy-making in the U.S.

 

While attending Penn, Veronica’s activities, honors and team memberships include GSA, Kingsmen Court, Varsity Lacrosse Captain, March for Our Lives organizer, Commended National Merit Scholar, Indiana Outstanding High School Student of Spanish Award and Volunteer at LaCasa de Amistad.

 

 

 

VALEDICTORIAN

MACKENZIE WOOD

 

Mackenzie attended Horizon and Northpoint Elementary Schools, as well as Discovery Middle School.

 

Mackenzie’s college plans are to attend Northwestern University and study Computer Engineering. Her career plan is to play professional soccer and represent our country on the U.S. National Team.

 

While attending Penn, Mackenzie’s activities, honors and team memberships included attending the U.S. Women’s National Training Camp in 2016 and 2018, attended U.S. Soccer id2 Camp in 2016, Team Captain for Penn Girls Soccer, attended All-American game in 2017, Indiana Career Goalkeeper Shutout Record for IHSAA, National Honor Society and Soccer & Hospital Volunteer.

 

VALEDICTORIAN

RENEE YASEEN

 

Renee attended Walt Disney and Northpoint Elementary Schools, as well as Discovery Middle School.

 

Renee’s college plans are to attend the University of Notre Dame, and study International Economics and Arabic Language. Her career plan is to become a lawyer.

 

While attending Penn, Renee’s activities, honors and team memberships included Debate Team Captain, National Honor Society President, Model United Nations Executive, Choir, Jazz, Kingsmen Court, Natural Helpers and National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

 

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