DeKalb County High School has released the names of students in the Class of 2014 Top Academic Ranking including the Valedictorian Kelsey Evins and the Salutatorian Ashley Barnes.
Evins is the daughter of W.J. (Dub) and Edie Beth Evins. Barnes' parents are David and Suzette Barnes.
Beginning with the Class of 2014, students must have completed more challenging honors and advanced placement courses in order to be eligible for Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and the top academic ranking. Their ACT scores and attendance are also factors. In order to meet the new standards, students must have taken ten or more honors classes and have a minimum 21 ACT composite. Students receive more quality points toward their grade point average for taking honors classes. Students who do not meet the new standards are ranked according to their GPA after all the other students who are ranked and do meet the standards. A student must have attended DCHS for two years to be eligible for becoming the Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
Students in the Class of 2014 Top Academic Ranking are as follows:
Kelsey Evins, Ashley Barnes, Justin Wiser, Peter Antoniak, Joshua Davidson, Danielle Tyson, Courtney Caldwell, Kayna E. Caplinger, Crystal Vickers, Kalab Ferrell, Travis Ferrell, McKenzie Poteete, Laura Reed, Emily Snow, Lauren Medlin, Connor Giddens, Elizabeth Mason, Chelsey Brannon, Courtney Rice, Kelsey MacDonald, Steven Laxton, Samantha Sircy, Erika Brown, Tyler Monette, Hannah Ball, Seth Gerringer, Mallory Sullivan, Alexis Cornelius, Hunter Eckert, Taylor Cantrell, William Dougherty, Elizabeth Lasser, Katlin Emme, Roger Sharp, Brittany Wilkerson, Eli Gill, Evan Ward, Julia Armendariz, Karem Bain, Kalynn Thompson, Austin Frazier, and Lauren Colwell.