As we send off the Class of 2020 into the world Redmond School District would like to honor the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from each high school. These talented students are bound and determined to make Redmond proud (we already are!). We wish them the best of luck!
Ridgeview High School: Go Ravens!
Salutatorian: Naomi Gates
Naomi is one of the most involved students in our entire school. She is not only a member of our Water Polo and Lacrosse teams, but she is also the Secretary of our Associated Student Body. A member of FBLA, a Link Crew leader, and in her free time she volunteered as a statistician for our basketball program. She was constantly at school on her days off setting up for events, giving back to her community at our annual Winter Wishes clothing drive, Redmond Rotary Daddy/Daughter Dance and running our school student store, Talon’s Point. She invests herself helping youth in the summer working at a camp she herself has attended for the last 6 years. Naomi is a dedicated perosn who also maintains the second highest GPA in her class with a 4.353. Naomi will attend the University of Vermont next year.
Salutatorian: Alex Michaels
Alex is one of our top students and a great human being. Ranked second in his class, he excels in the classroom through his work ethic, intellectual insight, and his desire to learn new things. Alex took numerous AP and College Now classes, also participating in Japanese Language classes. Alex is most passionate about American Sign Language (ASL) and the ASL community. He wants to devote his life to helping break down barriers that occur for individuals who have hearing impairments. In addition to being a great student, Alex is also involved in many different clubs in our school. He leads our GSA club while also being a member of our Mindfulness and Fiddle clubs. Alex has earned a 4.353 GPA. Alex plans to attend Western Oregon University, the leading college in Oregon in American Sign Language Studies.
Valedictorian: Ruby Gates
Ruby served as the Ridgeview’s Associated Student Body President this year, completing four years of elected leadership positions. She was Ridgeview’s #1 distance runner all 4 years of high school track and cross country. Ruby is also Ridgeview’s girl’s record holder in the 1500 meter run. She has taken an extremely rigorous academic workload including numerous AP and College Now classes. She has also been a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Ruby has earned an A grade in every course she has taken in high school. Ruby has been volunteering at Four Winds Westward Ho, a co-ed summer camp in Washington State for years. Ruby has a passion for nature and the outdoors. She plans to protect this sacred passion, by majoring in Environmental Law and serving as a Sustainability Specialist. Ruby will be attending Stanford University in the fall of 2020.
Redmond High School: Go Panthers!
Salutatorian: Quinn Robertson
Quinn’s resume at Redmond High School is impressive. He has maintained all A’s throughout high school and has taken our most rigorous courses. He graduates as our Salutatorian, and the honor is well-deserved. He has been a member of the National Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Varsity Baseball, and has been a Student Athletic Trainer. He has worked extremely hard at Redmond High School and we are proud of his successes. He plans to attend Oregon State University.
Valedictorian: Henry Chambers
Henry graduates number one in the class, having taken the most difficult courses Redmond High School has to offer, and never receiving anything less than an “A” in his entire high school career. He has done this while being an athlete in three sports, including football, basketball and baseball. He’s been a member of SkillsUSA, and is the two time state champion in automated machining technology. He is also rated 13th Nationally. He plans to attend the Honors College at the University of Arizona, having earned over $141,000 in scholarships for his academic successes. He has done a tremendous job both inside and outside of the classroom as a leader at Redmond High School.