Messing, Brewer earn top Twin Valley honors
WHITINGHAM-Twin Valley Middle High School announced that Lucas Messing has been named the valedictorian of the Class of 2020. Caylah Brewer has been named salutatorian.
Lucas Messing is the son of David Messing and Christine Colella, of Wilmington. Lucas has excelled in the classroom where much of his success can be attributed to a very mature work ethic that places academics at the top of his priorities. Lucas has taken numerous college courses while in high school and attended the Early College Program at the Community College of Vermont during his senior year. Lucas has been a contributing member of the Student Leadership Group and served as class secretary for three years. He has also been an important member of the Wildcat Community Service Group and has logged hundreds of community service hours. Furthermore, Lucas has been a key member of the soccer team, helping to lead his teammates to become state champions. Lucas’ learning experiences have gone far beyond the classroom walls. In recent years he traveled to Spain twice, as part of the Spanish Cultural Exchange Program and during a semester abroad in his sophomore year. In the summer prior to his sophomore year, Lucas participated in a program sponsored by the Experiment in International Living that sent him to Ecuador for four weeks. While there, he spent time completing numerous community service projects and living with an Ecuadorian family. In the fall, Lucas will attend Gannon University. He plans to pursue a major in applied exercise science.
Salutatorian Caylah Brewer is the daughter of Patrick Brewer and Michelle Mazur, of Jacksonville. Caylah has been enrolled in numerous honors classes during her high school career and has worked hard to achieve outstanding academic grades. Caylah has been an active and positive leader in the school and she has been a vital member of the Drama Society, delivering amazing performances from the stage. She served her class as vice president in her sophomore year and she represented Twin Valley at the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference in the spring of her sophomore year. Caylah’s learning experiences have also gone far beyond the classroom walls. In the summer prior to her sophomore year, Caylah participated in a program sponsored by the Experiment in International Living that sent her to England for four weeks. While there, she explored England and learned about journalism. Caylah plans to attend either the University of Vermont or the University of New Mexico in the fall to pursue a major in either art or horticulture.
Lucas and Caylah have shown consistent commitment to academic excellence, and they exemplify the good moral character that defines them as outstanding 2020 graduating seniors of Twin Valley Middle High School.
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