ALJ High School Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

(above, l-r) Arthur L. Johnson High School 2024 Valedictorian Grace Wright and Salutatorian Taylor Normann. 
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Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Clark Public Schools

Arthur L. Johnson High School is proud to announce the Class of 2024 Valedictorian Grace Wright and Salutatorian Taylor Normann. 

Grace has excelled in a challenging curriculum of honors, AP and Dual enrollment courses at Arthur L. Johnson High School, including being the lone student to take Calculus 3, a class typically reserved for the second year of college. Mr. Michael Charatan, her teacher, commented, “Grace is extremely bright and easily grasps difficult concepts.” She had the distinction of receiving the Dwight. D. Eisenhower Leadership Award from West Point and the Rensselaer Medal for her excellence in math and science. Throughout the years, Grace’s talents flourished in all of her activities, notably serving as a peer leader, treasurer for the S.M.A.C (Student Movement Against Cancer), varsity tennis and softball player, member of five national honor societies, Key Club volunteer in both her school and community, and reigning as homecoming queen. Seeking a new adventure this year, she had her first audition for a high school musical and landed the starring role of Regina in “Mean Girls.” She will be attending the University of Virginia and pursuing a major in biochemistry. 

Taylor has taken on the most rigorous course load that Arthur L. Johnson High School offers. She has excelled in 10+ Advanced Placement courses, including our AP Capstone Program, which is a two-year endeavor through the art of conducting research. Outside of the classroom, Taylor has been a dedicated member of our Theatre Program; from coordinating musical numbers to small roles to starring in this year’s rendition of “Mean Girls,” Taylor is just as artistically talented as she is academically. She plans on studying Pharmaceutical Sciences and/or Chemistry at Duquesne University in the fall.

Superintendent Edward Grande stated, “Grace and Taylor displayed standout academic performance.  We are looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments with them and their families in the coming weeks and ultimately at graduation this June.”

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