Andrew Keske was named valedic-torian and Kellee Kell was named saluta-torian for Grand Canyon School’s class of 2004 at last Wednes-days high school awards ceremony at Shrine of the Ages.
More than 80 students in grades nine-12 were recognized for their academic and sports achievements. The evening culuminated with the naming of Grand Canyon’s top two scholars – valedictorian Andrew Keske and salutatorian Kellee Kell.
Junior Jenna Diaz-Gonzalez received the prestigious Debbie Clancy Award, given to a female student who maintains a 3.5 grade point average, participates in at least two sports and serves as a role model for other students. Senior Jacob Wahler received the Hugh Shevlin Award, which goes to an outstanding male student meeting the same criteria.
Among the awards given out were the Grand Canyon Scholar award, given by the School Board for students who maintained a 3.5 grade point average, and the Scholar-Athlete award, given to students who participated in a sport and maintained a 3.5 grade point average during the season that they played.
Art Award recipients maintained a 3.0 GPA in art class and are eligible to apply for the National Art Honor Society.
Students who passed the AIMS test were awarded gold cords which they’re entitled to wear with their gowns during graduation ceremonies.