SCC announces valedictorian, salutatorianSt. Croix Central seniors Marcus Malecek and Holly Meyers are at the top of their class.
By: Gretta Stark, New Richmond News
St. Croix Central seniors Marcus Malecek and Holly Meyers are at the top of their class.
Marcus Malecek was named valedictorian of the Class of 2012 and Holly Meyers was named salutatorian of the Class of 2012.
Marcus Malecek said being named valedictorian of his class is an honor.
“It’s something I’ve worked for,” he said.
Since his freshman year, Malecek says he’s aimed to be at the top of his class.
“I wanted to be No. 1,” he said.
His 3.99 GPA and valedictorian title are proof that he achieved his goal.
In addition to being named valedictorian, Malecek considers being a four-time academic letter winner, being academically and athletically successful and being a state finalist in wrestling as some of his greatest high school accomplishments.
The busy student-athlete participated in football and wrestling, as well as student council, National Honor Society, S.O.S. and DECA.
Outside of school Malecek is involved with the Knights of Columbus and he coaches youth football and wrestling teams.
Malecek hopes to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. to major in engineering.
Malecek is the son of Dennis and Rhonda Malecek.
Holly Meyers said it was exciting to be named the salutatorian of her class.
“I’ve kind of worked hard throughout school, so it’s nice to be recognized for it,” she said.
Meyers considers doing well in her classes and maintaining a 3.957 GPA her greatest high school accomplishment.
“I’ve made sure I’ve done well in classes. I’ve done well in calculus, physics and all of my advanced placement classes,” she said. “Those are accomplishments, I guess, because they’re meant to be geared harder and the fact that I can still do well in them is good.”
In addition to staying focused on school work, and not missing one day of school for the first three years of high school, Meyers is the editor of the school yearbook, vice president of National Honor Society and a member of S.O.S.
Meyers said she really enjoys her involvement with S.O.S., as it enables her to work with young children, something she aspires to do as a career.
Outside of school Meyers teaches fifth-grade Sunday school at Roberts United Church of Christ, babysits and volunteers at numerous elementary school events.
Meyers said she enjoys learning and teaching others.
Meyers plans to attend Minnesota State University-Mankato to major in secondary education for math. She hopes to become a high school math teacher.
Meyers is the daughter of Mark and Kathy Meyers.