CLARION, Pennsylvania – Clarion Area High School has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2022.
Milton McElravy, son of Rob and Kathy McElravy, is this year’s valedictorian.
While at Clarion Area, Milton was a member of several academic clubs: Science Olympiad, Robotics, the high school math team, and captain of the high school academic challenge team. Milton participated in golf as a junior and ran cross country in his sophomore and junior years. He was president of his junior class and he is currently president of the Student Council. Additionally, Milton is a member of the board of directors of the National Honor Society and is a yearbook staff member. This year he starred as Sam Craig in the school production of Our Town.
In the community, Milton is an active member of Immaculate Conception Parish. He has volunteered for Wreaths Across America, ALF Food Stock, and American Red Cross blood drives, and teaches students during school.
Milton received the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award and was selected to participate in Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week. He is a Carson Scholar, a Fellow of the National Society of High School Scholars, and a 2021 United States Senate Youth Program finalist.
In the fall, Milton will attend Villanova University, majoring in political science.
This year’s Clarion Area salutatorian is Kate Wardlaw, daughter of Jeffrey and Kristin Wardlaw.
Kate studied piano for eleven years and has been active in the Clarion Area band program since fourth grade, playing flute and piccolo. She has performed in concert, marching, pep and jazz bands, while also participating in PMEA band festivals.
During her summers, Kate volunteers at Immaculate Conception School, helping out at various camps.
Kate will attend Clarion University to study psychology and sociology, with a view to becoming a licensed professional counsellor.
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