Spotlight showcasing Colgan High School valedictorian and salutatorian
Posted on 07/24/2018
Colgan High School valedictorian and salutatorian

Valedictorian, Kevin Malloy
Colgan High School valedictorian Kevin MalloyKevin Malloy, Colgan High School valedictorian, recently graduated as an Advanced Placement® Scholar with Distinction, and National Latin Exam Silver Medalist. Kevin participated on the Colgan Robotics Team and will be headed to college this fall to study mechanical engineering.

Extracurricular Activities:

Colgan Robotics Team
National Honor Society

Academic Achievements and Honors:

Advanced Placement® Scholar with Distinction
National Latin Exam Silver Medal and Maxima Cum Laude
Academic Letters
National Honor Society
National Merit Commendation
Colgan Project Lead the Way Outstanding Senior Award

Schools Attended:

Marshall Elementary School
Benton Middle School

College plans:

Kevin will be attending Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering to major in mechanical engineering.

Salutatorian, Gabriela Layne
Colgan High School salutatorian Gabriela LayneGabriela Layne, Colgan High School salutatorian, heads off for basic training this summer at the United States Naval Academy, where she will be studying in the fall. Gabriela says that it was her father’s service in the Army that inspired her to give back to the community.

Extracurricular Activities:

Apple Federal Credit Union – Student Manager
Student Council Association – Sophomore Class Treasurer
National Honor Society – Tutoring Chairman and Vice President
Spanish Honor Society – President
Fin Friends
Interact Club
Cross Country
Indoor and Outdoor Track

Academic Achievements and Honors:

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition on occasion of appointment to the United States Naval Academy
U.S. House of Representatives Certificate of Congressional Recognition for participation in the Virginia Space Coast Scholars Summer Academy of 2016
Recognition from the U.S. Senate on completion of Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Program at NASA Langley Research Center
President’s Education Awards Program: Outstanding Academic Excellence
Space Coast Scholars Summer Academy
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission
Virginia Girls State

Community Involvement:

Wreaths Across America volunteer
Ft. Belvoir Back to School and Physical Clinic volunteer
Pulsera Project
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 5K
Cody’s Crew 5K
Joshua’s Hope 5K
National Honor Society volunteer

College Plans:

Gabriela will attend the United States Naval Academy as a midshipman in the Class of 2022. She plans to pursue a career in either cyber operations or aerospace engineering.

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