Class of 2016 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Annouced

Isabel Hanewicz, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief

Valedictorians and salutatorians for the class of 2016 were announced today, since GPAs for the senior class are now frozen. As Robinson is a magnet school with an IB program, the school names two valedictorians and two salutatorians, one of each for the traditional side and for the magnet side.

A student’s weighted, not unweighted, GPA is used to determine valedictorians and salutatorians, so final GPAs of the top students reach far beyond the typical 4.0 scale.

IB Valedictorian Claire Chen (fourth from left), Traditional Valedictorian Virgina Paight (fifth from left) and Traditional Salutatorian Chase Watkins pose for a photo with school administration after Principal Johnny Bush announced their status to the school. IB Salutatorian Sharath Ramkumar was out of school and is not pictured.
IB Valedictorian Claire Chen (fourth from left), Traditional Valedictorian Virgina Paight (fifth from left) and Traditional Salutatorian Chase Watkins pose for a photo with school administration after Principal Johnny Bush announced their status to the school. IB Salutatorian Sharath Ramkumar was out of school and is not pictured.

Class of 2016 Valedictorians

Virgina Paight (Traditional): 7.1 GPA

Claire Chen (IB): 7.39 GPA

Class of 2016 Salutatorians

Chase Watkins (Traditional): 6.37 GPA

Sharath Ramkumar (IB): 7.36 GPA