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June 3, 2014

Vals & Sals: Edwards, Billue lead Santo's 2014 senior class

It’s graduation time for area high school seniors. Among those are the top two graduates, the valedictorian and the salutatorian, from each high school.

Graduation ceremonies were Friday for Santo High School, led by Valedictorian Colton Edwards and Salutatorian Payton Billue. Here is a look at SHS’s top two grads:

Valedictorian

Name: Colton Edwards

Parents: Ronnie Edwards and Shonda Rowland

GPA: 4.74

What is your best high school memory? “Watching our girls basketball team play in the state tournament was an amazing experience. I’ll also never forget high jumping at regional track meets and playing football with my team.”

What are your college plans? “I will be attending UTA with a major in engineering.”

What are your ultimate career goals? “I would love to work for NASA, but ultimately I’ll be happy if I can support my family and enjoy what I do.”

Salutatorian

Name: Payton Billue

Parents: Cloriece and Jimmy Billue

GPA: 3.87

What is your best high school memory? “My team (Santo Ladycat basketball team) made it to the state tournament for the first time in 57 years.”

What are your college plans? “I plan to attend McMurry University in Abilene and carry out my athletic career on the Lady Warhawk basketball team.”

What are your ultimate career goals? “My career goal is to become an orthodontist.”

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