Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Valedictorians are schools' best, brightest.(Final)

Byline: Arley Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Valedictorian -- the ultimate title for the ol' permanent record. Four long years of hard work and buckling down have paid off for 35 high school students.

Albuquerque area schools have released a list of valedictiorians and the colleges they are considering or plan to attend. (The intended schools for some valedictorians were not available from their high schools.)

They are:

Cibola High School

* Renee Giraudo

To attend: University of California, Davis and Santa Barbara

* Jason Kooi

To attend: N.M. Tech

* Dustin T. Richard

To attend: McMurray University in Abeline, Texas

Sandia High School

* Emily Wilson

To attend: Southern Methodist University in Dallas

Rio Grande High School

* Myra Peel

To attend: University of New Mexico

Eldorado High School

* Gary Lee

To attend: University of Southern California

* Melinda Plimpton

To attend: Brigham Young University or Arizona State University

* Christopher Cutler

To attend: BYU

* Lillian Hankins

To attend: Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. …

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