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2017 South Albany valedictorian Rachel DeVyldere, seated foreground. Salutatorians, seated, left to right: Alana Jimenez, Emma Clare and Bryce Burton. Students graduating with Highest Honors, behind left to right: Samantha Axall, Emma Bartley, Jennifer Hayden, Christopher James, Tahnisha Manibusan, Ryan Nofziger, Cade Perrizo, Abigail Slanga and Thomas Witney. Not pictured: Gabrielle Morgan. 

With a grade point average of 4.29, Rachel DeVyldere of Tangent will be the valedictorian for the South Albany High School Class of 2017.

Rachel is the daughter of Tony and Leah DeVyldere of Tangent.

She participated in soccer, basketball, track and was the Lyle Bain Athlete of the Year.

Rachel plans to attend Oregon State University and major in biology and minor in Spanish.

Salutatorians will be Bryce Burton, Emma Clare and Alma Jimenez.

Bryce Burton has a 4.16 grade point average and is the son of Douglas and Kari Burton.

He has been extremely active at school, in the community and at his church. He is an Eagle Scout and earned all 142 merit badges.

Bryce has volunteered at numerous activities including the I-Run for Kids, Sole Hope, and Soroptimist International. He is a FEMA First Responder, an AVID tutor, Red Cross volunteer and an Albany Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month, and he tutors at Timber Ridge School.

He has been active in soccer, including team captain his senior year, National Honor Society president, Junior First Citizen nominee, Academic Hall of Fame and numerous other academic and athletic awards.

Bryce plans to attend BYU-Idaho to study mechanical engineering and to complete a mission for his church. He plans to become a nuclear or aerospace engineer.

Emma Clare is the daughter of Anne and Shawn Clare and has a 4.16 GPA.

She has been active in band, mentored a foreign exchange student from Chile, was named Rebel of the Month and National Honor Society.

Emma plans to become an orthodontist.

Alana Jimenez has a 4.16 GPA and is the daughter of Elizabeth Jimenez.

She has participated in band, and was named most improved and most dedicated band student, as well as Key Club, tennis, swimming, Math Hall of Fame, Peacemaker Award, National Hispanic Recognition Scholar and numerous class awards.

Alana plans to attend Boston University.

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South Albany High School Class of ‘17

Jasmine Nichole Adam, Haylie Olivia Adams, Kiabet Daniela Aleman, Vanessa Marie Alvarado, Cristian Josue Amador Hernandez, Tyler Juwan Anderson, Keith Thomas Archer, Spencer David Arnold, Karla Guadulupe Avila, Uva Bibiana Avila-Arroyo, Nestor David Aviles Perez, Samantha Kate Axall, Isabella Elizabeth Bangs, Hannah Dawn Barber, Emma Louise Bartley, O'Ryon Vonn Bass, Jonathan Alexis Batres, Cheyce Leonard Baum, Brittany Arianna Beck, Gabriella Josephine Birruete, Auston Duran Bishop, James Tyler Blankenship, Andrew Roy Brage, Daniel McInnis Breitmayer, Dustin Tyler Brillon, Kevin James Brooks, Annabelle Joleen Brown, Charlene Nichole Brown, Mitchell Phillip Broyles, Hunter James Bryant, Cameron Paul Bumgardner, Bryce Baxter Burton, Alyah Marie Buttram, Desiree Michelle Byerley, Samantha Jovan Cahue Owens, Mikayla Alberta Calvery, Christian Bauer Campbell, Jordan Robert Campbell, Emily Ann Carlson, Wolfgang Griffen Logan Carroll Richardson, Steven Castillo-Rios, Jose Daniel Castillo-Torres, Rodion Sergeyevich Chaplygin, Leonardo Garibay Chavez, Prangnapa Chinpinyokul, Emma Valoy Clare, Rhyan Alexander Coats, Riley Beth Cole, Noel Christiana Colin-Medina, Linzie Janelle Conant, Darach Cheyne Coy-Hails, Taylor Ray Cramer, Elizabeth Marie Crawford

Garrett Austin Daly, Bailey Lynne Daniel, Alexander James Darden, Madison Danielle Davidson, Madison Taylor Davidson, Tyler Anthony Davis, Inna A Demchuk, Carson James Denley, Tayah Alexis Dennis, Eva Deschamps, Rachel Hope DeVyldere, Colton Trey Dickinson, Paige Haleigh Diller, Jakeb Anthony Dittmer, Olivia Anne Dixon, Allexus Nichole Dolan, Jordan Christopher Dreher, Corianne Lee Duncan, Riley Dean Duncan, Devon Michael Dunham, Manuel Duran-Huerta, Isaac Jonathan Duren, Jacob Ray Dwier, Sara Lynn Eldredge, Kaylana Brielle Faulkner, McKensi Rayne Feuerstein, Aaliyah Marie Fillmore, Wyatt Thomas Flande, Kierionna Kay Flowers, Jade Makenzie Floyd, Cassidy Nichelle Fulton, Jade Laurel Gabensky, Tia Morghan Garcia, Marcus Garcia-Ward, Zachary Eugene Gardner, Rebekah Ann George, Alison Brittaney Giminez, Jordan Isaiah Girard, Jose Manuel Gomez-Maciel, Nolberto Gonzales, Angela Avigail Gonzalez, Carlos Adrian Gonzalez, Diego Jacob Gonzalez, Yasmeen Gonzalez Mendoza, Arianna Emely Gonzalez-Cas, Amber Manawàle'a Goulett, Daniel Roy Alan Grell, Drake Allen Grell, Cheyann Maree Grissom, Airianna Maria Guadagnoli, Juan Pablo Guerrero Medina, Jaysun Luis Gutierrez

Jena Elizabeth Hadlock, Holly Michelle Hahn, Arian Curtis Cain Hanson, Evan Michael Harsen, Jennifer Elaine Hayden, Brandon Marcus Hayes, Tanner Craig Hemzacek, Kyle Anthony James Henderson, Caleb Hernandez Perez, Esmeralda Mari Hernandez, Elizabeth Antonia Hernandez Roman, Lane Richard Hersha, Riku Anton Hietanoro, Holland Joe Hodges, Genevieve Susanne Holman, Dalton James Howard, Gilbert Tyler Howell, Halyna Ruslanivna Hubenya, Oleh Ruslanovych Hubenya, Madreana Esperanza Hudgens-Landstrom, Samantha Gene Huff, Austin Matthew Hundley, Mathew Connelly Hunter, Yazmin Ibarra Serrano, Kevin Shane Stevens-Jackson, Atticus Montell James, Christopher Matthew James Jr, Alana Faith Jimenez, Riley Ann Louise Jimenez, Savannah Marcella Jimenez, Makenzie Lynn John, Tyler David Johnson, Ricky Abraham Kemery, Elyana Lauren King, Joy Beth Kobernik, Erin Lorain Koontz, Justicia De Krider, Michelle Leeann Lambert, Davii Ayhn Leach, Jacob Thomas Leggate, Courtney Nichole Marie Legore, Erin Renee Lemmon, Zachary Allen Leverich, Rafael Vicente Lita, James Avery Logan, Selene Lopez Ortiz

Yeimi Yesenia Lopez Leon, José Joaquin Lucas Herrera, Kambria Olivia Luckenbach, Adrian Luis-Martinez, Gavin Jacob Lund, Kortney Rachel Lyman, Joseph Andrew Lynch, Haylee Jean Malloy, Tahnisha Christine Manibusan, Chelsea Phoenix Martenson, Loriana Nicole May, Brayden Nicholas McCarthy, Nathan John McCormick, Kyra Marvay McGlothan, Roberto Carlos Mendez Ortega, Bradley Steven Mendiola, Araceli Isabel Mendoza, Selena Anna Maria Mendoza, Bryan Guadalupe Mendoza, Karmen Marie Miles, Samantha Louise Miles, Garrett Jonathan Miller, Megan Marie Miller, Rocio Miranda Alarcon, Blanca Itzel Miranda Pedraza, Virginia Jean Mitchell, Carson Paul Mlsna, Maria Guadalupe Mojica, Richard Lee Monize IV, Julian Ash Montoya, Gabrielle Robyn Morgan, Rachel Elaine Morgan, Reese Cameron Morton, Janel Leneigh Munson, Cade Dean Muntz, Kaitlyn Prudence Myers, Ryan Christopher Nafziger, Hunter Austin Names, Nelson Christopher Needham, Maranda Jewel Nesbitt, Tyler Lee Nofziger, Eric Martin Nunez, Dennya Nuñez-Rodriguez

Jimmy Gregory Lewis Ohling, Jesus Alfonso Orozco Valencia, Katie Marie Osuna, Carmen Lee Pack, Taylor Nicole Parker, Skyler Ann Pattison, Alivia Lenore Patton, Christopher Dane Paulhamus, Daniel Rene Perez, Rodolfo Pérez Cárdenas, Christian Haziel Perez Reyes, Emma Pearl Perrigo, Cade Robert Perrizo, Trinity Grace Perry, Dylan Kurt Pickard, Piper Jewel Francis Pierce, Isaac David Plata, Cortny Marie Porter, Brenden Alen Powell, Shyanne Crimson Powell, Jasmin Garcia Pulido, Benjamin Kyle Allyn Quinn, Analy Ramirez Alvarado, Gabriela Ramirez Mendoza, Avery Yvonna Raymond, Karli Lea Read, Terrell Jordan Richards, Bodey Alexander Richmond, Joseph Nathaniel Ridders, Trinity Gracin Ridders, Trustion Xander Ridders, Madison Raelynn Rinkin, Jeffry Scott Robbins, Janie de'layne Robertson, Jessica Cheyenne Robinson, Joshua Ryan Robinson, Harrison Michael Rochelle, Matthew Brandon Roeser, Jhonatan Ernesto Romero Perez, James Douglas Rossiter, Justin Glen Rowberry, Alex Jason Ruiz-Nicolas,

Paige Nicole Sadowsky, Jesus Salazar-Garcia, Carla Josefina Sanchez-Sanchez, Maria Lizette Sanchez-Bautista, Jacob Daniel Sanders, Christian Michael Schauf, Journee Jean Marie Schlabach, Joshua Tyler Schliecher, Samantha Marie Schmidt, Krysten Beth Schmult, Adam Joseph Schoenberger, Ahmad Malik Scott, Karli Danielle Sellin, Alex Ray Sherrod, Tucker Ray Shields, Fermin Valentin Simon, Riley Leeann Skelton, Ashley Rose Skinner, Abigail Ammitha Slanga, Kara Mae Sloan, MaKayla Jo Sloan, Ashley Nicole Smith, Janelle Breanne Smith, Connor James Snow, Sierra Ryanne Snow, Shaylyn Louise Snyder, Nelson Daniel Solis-Ortiz, Matthew Scott Solomon, Kassydee Rose Soto, Zoey LeAnne Souders, Aleysa Dawne Spitz, Siri Adrianna Stacey, Michael Frank Stevenson, Elizabeth Anne Stipp, Auston Allen Stout, Riley Reann Swanson, Marissa Lynn Swartz, Amber Raye Tetu, Kaya Wren Thompson, Orion Niall Tillitt, Tanner James Torgeson, Ricardo Torres Becerra, Madison Suzanna Trenary, Arlethe Vasquez Felix, Alexis Vega DeLeon, Jade Mikaila Verdugo, Kyreen Ann Love Vergara, Kenneth Ray Daniel Volkers, Natyia Ashlee Renee Wade, Kortnee Marie Wakkuri, Breena Jo Walburn, Nickolas Reid Webb, Cyrus Dean Whetstone, Crystal Marie Westbrook, Elijah Christoffer Willis, Jade Nicole Willis, Austin Ray Wimer, Madison Lorraine Wiseman, Sabrina Christine Wiser, Thomas Andrew Witney, Kylie Lynn Woods, Catie Ann Wright, Natalie Zavala Hernandez, Madison Taylor Zem

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