Sara Lee Ann Wells has been named the valedictorian for Valley High School and Brady Nolan is the salutatorian. They will lead their class in its graduation ceremony Thursday at 7 p.m.
Wells, daughter of John and Tammy Wells of Pine Grove, and granddaughter of Dixie and the late Harry Holbert of Pine Grove and David and Joan Wells of Massena, N.Y.
A member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in New Martinsville, Sara participated for 10 years in Busy Bees 4-H Club and Wetzel County Teen Leaders 4-H Club.
Valedictorian Sara Lee Ann Wells
She participated in Student Council all four years and was vice president of the Student Body her senior year. Sara is a RAZE member and on the Teen Advisory Council (TAC). She was a varsity cheerleader for football and basketball all four years. In marching and concert band all four years, Sara was field commander her senior year, in French Honor Society all four years, class officer for four years, and member of the National Honor Society and the OVAC Varsity Board. An OVAC Scholar Athlete all four years, she was a Hometown Invitational Tournament Scholar Athlete in 2010 and 2011.
Nolan is the son of Bert and Brenda Nolan of Reader. During his senior year, Brady served as class president, student body president Technology Student Association (TSA) president, and National Honor Society vice president. He has also served as a class officer for three years and has been an active member of RAZE, student council, and travel club throughout his high school career. Brady participated in Wetzel County Math Field Day for three years, attended two TSA national conferences, and will compete in at the TSA National Conference in Nashville this summer.
Brady was a member of the band all four years of high school. He also participated in Wetzel County Honor Band, WVU Honor Band, and OVAC All-Star Band. Brady played basketball every year and served as captain his senior year. In addition, he has been a member of the OVAC Varsity Board for three years, played football his freshman year, and was a track statistician his junior year.
Brady plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall, where he will major in athletic training and be a member of the WVU Marching Band.