Cactus Shadows High School names valedictorian, salutatorian

Posted 4/12/21

Cactus Shadows High School in the Cave Creek Unified School District has announced its Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian.

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Cactus Shadows High School names valedictorian, salutatorian

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Cactus Shadows High School in the Cave Creek Unified School District has announced its Class of 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian.

The 2021 valedictorian, Jessica Brashear who has been in the CCUSD since kindergarten, according to a press release, attended Desert Willow Elementary School and Sonoran Trails Middle School.

The 2021 salutatorian, Alicia Rifkin, attended CCUSD since fourth grade. She went to Desert Sun Elementary School and Sonoran Trails Middle School.

Cactus Shadows High School Principal Tony Vining congratulated the students.

“Jessica and Alicia have put in the time, energy and effort to achieve both of their positions and are well deserving of those honors. We are so proud to have these young women represent our school and look forward to seeing all the incredible achievements we know will come from both of them,” said Mr. Vining in a prepared statement.

Dr. Cort Monroe, CCUSD superintendent, extends congratulations to all students named in the top 10% of the 2021 graduating class, the release said.

“This recognition demonstrates these student’s commitment to excellence and their perseverance throughout high school to always do their best. I believe their college and career success in the future will find its foundation in this achievement with Cactus Shadows High School in 2021.

Congratulations, especially, to both Jessica and Alicia for this tremendous honor of being named valedictorian and salutatorian. Truly this is the finest Falcon Pride that can be demonstrated,” Dr. Monroe said in a prepared statement.

Top 2% of the Class of 2021:

  • Caroline Nieminen,
  • Madison Dodd,
  • Nicole Quenzler,
  • Keagan Neff,
  • Madison Malthaner
  • Katianna Blackwell Scott

Top 3% of the Class of 2021:

  • Kathryn Rigberg,
  • Elizabeth Fragala,
  • Blake Kerr
  • Chloe Weintraub

Top 5% of the Class of 2021:

  • Ema Cartin Ferrand
  • Dylan Heideman
  • Bennett Allen
  • Alison Van Stone
  • Lara Espina,
  • Samantha Ryan,
  • McKenna Shuler,
  • Lauren Gamber,
  • Hannah Rudee,
  • Lauren Anderson
  • Merit Thompson.

Top 10% of the Class of 2021:

  • Madison O’Sullivan
  • Grace Harrington
  • Mia Milinovich
  • Samantha O’Connor
  • Sage Lewis
  • Ryland Davidson
  • Maya King
  • Samantha Rylander
  • Jill Modic
  • Jaiden Young
  • Ava Dominica Gilormini Laph
  • Alexandra Kupersmith
  • Sera Hanagan
  • Ella Schott
  • Mason Speciale
  • Rachel Hill
  • Braylen Chumbley
  • Benjamin Stoutenburgh
  • Shane Douglas
  • Kylee Loewe
  • Sophia Smith
  • Ryan Christman
  • Isabel Arnett
  • Jonathan Cranmer

Cactus Shadows High School is an A+ School of Excellence and a World Class High School for the 21st Century.

For more information, contact the principal at tvining@ccusd93.net.

Call 480-575-2400 or visit www.ccusd93.org.

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