Silver Creek names top students
SILVER CREEK – The top two graduates of the Silver Creek Central School district for 2018 are valedictorian, Briget Whipple and salutatorian, Lauren Grover. In an interesting coincidence, both plan to attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., in the fall.
As the senior with the highest grade point average, valedictorian Briget Whipple tried to be involved in as much as possible throughout her four years of high school while maintaining good grades.
She was a part of the Gay-Straight Alliance since freshman year and served as vice president of the group during her sophomore, junior and senior years. Whipple was also a stage crew member since middle school, holding numerous officer positions including treasurer, secretary and vice president. She was also a member of the Foreign Language Club and Quiz Bowl. When she wasn’t doing schoolwork, attending club meetings or working, Whipple was usually hanging out with friends, watching “The Office” or spending time with her pets.
Whipple plans to spend this summer working full-time to save money for college and spending time with her friends before they all go their separate ways. She will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., in the fall to study physics with the hopes of becoming an engineer or going into research.
Salutatorian Lauren Grover was a very involved student at Silver Creek. She was a member of the school’s Key Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Broadcast Club, Spanish club, Natural Helpers Club, Stage Crew, and Quiz Bowl. Additionally, Grover was the libero for the girls’ volleyball team and played as a catcher, second baseman and outfielder for the school’s softball team. Grover was part of her class officer group as president during her freshmen, sophomore, and senior years and vice president during her junior year.
Throughout high school, Grover was an active member in the district’s Music Department, working as both a stage manager and musician for the many musicals, concerts, and other events. Over the four-year period Grover was in high school, she was nominated for the Knight of the Month on numerous occasions and received the Jamestown Business College Leadership Award.
In her future, beyond attending a four-year college, Grover hopes to learn more about herself and the Earth we all live on. Along with this, she hopes to gain a more positive attitude toward her life and expand it through more experiences.
At Clarkson, Grover plans to study environmental engineering and, upon earning a degree, hopes to become a project manager in the field. She is the daughter of Kim and Gary Grover.