Keel, Berger to address classmates at AMHS graduation

ARLINGTON — Arlington Memorial High School students Jamie Keel and Katheryn Berger will serve as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the class of 2018, Principal Tim Stewart has announced. Keel and Berger will address their classmates during the AMHS graduation ceremony, Saturday, June 9, at 12 p.m. under the tent on the Arlington Rec Park soccer field.

Keel, a recipient of the University of Vermont's prestigious Green and Gold Award, plans to study engineering at the university in the fall. She is an AP Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the Society of Women Engineers Award. Keel has received principal's honors or high honors distinction each marking period throughout her high school career.

Keel has served as president of the AMHS Student Council for the past two years and is a member of the environmental club, chorus and band. Named a co-captain of the varsity soccer D-IV state championship team as well as co-captain of the varsity basketball and varsity track and field teams, she received a NIAAA Student-Athlete Scholarship. She is the daughter of David and Celeste Keel of Sandgate.

Berger is a four-year member of the AMHS Student Council. She is an AP Scholar and a National Honor Society member, and has received principal's honors or high honor's distinction each marking period and earned awards for her accomplishments in English and Spanish.

A Girl Scout for many years, Berger received the coveted Silver and Bronze awards, the highest honor for Scout Cadets and Scout Juniors respectively. Berger is a member of the AMHS environmental club, concert band, jazz band and chorus. Berger was a senior co-captain of the varsity basketball team and a two-year co-captain of the track and field team, and competed on the varsity soccer team. She plans to study applied exercise science at the University of New England in the fall. She is the daughter of Eric and Elizabeth Berger of Arlington.


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