NORFOLK - Norwood-Norfolk Central School has named its valedictorian and salutatorian for the 2013 graduating class.
Jessica Fulk, daughter of George and Kristina Fulk of Norwood, received the honor of valedictorian with an average of 97.84, and Carlea Weaver, daughter of Carl and Jill Weaver of Chase Mills, was selected as salutatorian with an average of 96.42.
Ms. Fulk is heavily involved in advanced academics and the arts, having taken a number of Advanced Placement courses throughout high school, and will graduate with an advanced regents diploma with honors.
Her activities include art club, student council, whiz kid robotics and the Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Math Contest, where she was the top scorer and team leader. She also keeps active being a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and having participated in spring track and cross-country, and qualified for all states for each of the four years she ran cross country. Her achievements include numerous awards, such as Academic All Northern, student of the month, University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award and the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award.
Ms. Fulk plans to attend Norwich University and major in civil engineering.
Ms. Weaver is also highly involved in academics, music and sports at Norwood-Norfolk, having also taken a number of AP courses and is set to graduate with an advanced regents diploma with honors. She leads the saxophone section of the high school band, and has participated in JV and varsity soccer, basketball and softball. Shes accumulated a breadth of athletic honors, including being named the 1st Team All-NAC for soccer her junior and senior year and MVP Defense her senior year, receiving 2nd Team All-NAC for basketball her senior year, and receiving 2nd Team All-NAC for softball her junior year.
Shes also held a number of officer positions in school activities, including serving as treasurer of the jazz band, president of the national honor society, president of the varsity club and treasurer of her class.
Outside of school, Ms. Weaver has worked for the schools summer recreation program, and last summer she worked at Robert Moses and Coles Creek state parks.
Ms. Weaver plans to attend LeMoyne College to major in biological sciences in preparation for veterinarian school.