Ashley Heer named valedictorian, Michael Cross salutatorian of Class of 2008 at Cumby High School

From Staff Reports

May 29, 2008 - Cumby High School has named Ashley Heer as this year's valedictorian and Michael Cross as the salutatorian of the graduating class.

Both students have been involved in a number of activities throughout their high school years at CHS.

Heer was involved in cheeleading as well as sports and was an active member of the Beta Club.

She was enrolled in classes for which she will receive dual credit, both for high school and beyond, which will give her a head start on college. She plans to attend the University of Texas and is interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine.

Cross, who also was active in sports, was named Academic All State in football. The salutatorian also was an active Beta Club member.

Like Heer, Cross was enrolled in dual credit courses, getting a leg up on college classes as well as high school credit. He plans to study engineering at Texas A&M University.

"They both were great students and well-liked by their peers and teachers," said Judy Jones, high school counselor.

Heer and Cross, along with the other members of their high school class, will be honored with commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, in the school gymnasium.

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