Baylor Class Of 2018 Graduation Honors Leaders

Friday, May 30, 2014
Baylor Salutatorian Grace McKenney and Valedictorian Clay Thames
Baylor Salutatorian Grace McKenney and Valedictorian Clay Thames

Academic awards went to the top two scholars in the Baylor eighth grade class at the eighth grade commencement on Wednesday. Clay Thames was named valedictorian, and Grace McKenney was named salutatorian.

Leadership awards were also given. The Alexander Guerry Award, named for Baylor's second headmaster and presented to Middle School students who contribute to the position of honor and right at Baylor, went to eighth graders Hannah Berke and Clay Thames. 

The Michelle Kadrie Award is given to Middle School students who combine a strong desire to do their personal best in school activities with a caring attitude toward others.

This year's Middle School recipients are Isabelle Drayer and Teddy Lepcio.



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