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Meet the 2023 Kingsley High School Valedictorians

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors of Kingsley High School. Use your skills and talents to make a positive impact wherever you may go! -KHS Principal Chris Rapes

Meet the Co-Valedictorians of the Class of 2023

Zakkeus Bedford

Activities: Soccer, Track & Field, Student Council

Future Plans: Attend Olivet College to study history and play soccer. I also plan to go to the University of Palermo, Italy to get my Masters in archaeology.

"My greatest accomplishment during my high school journey was earning an associates degree in history through dual-enrollment with Northwest Michigan College."

Moira Martz

Activities: Student Council, National Honor Society, STAND club, Ski & Snowboard club, Travel club, Wrestling, Soccer

Future Plans: Attend Michigan State University to study accounting

"I'm greatly honored to be given the opportunity of being one of the valedictorians at Kingsley and appreciate the support I've received from everyone!"

Kati Smith

Activities: Volleyball, Track & Field, Powerlifting, Taekwondo, Theater, Band, National Honor Society, Student Council, and STAND club

Future Plans: Attend Northern Michigan University to study marine biology/conservation through education. I will be pole vaulting and participating in the NMU band.

"I couldn't be more thankful for all the love and support I've gotten from friends and family!"


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