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Battlefield High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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Jonathan Robson, the 2017 valedictorian at Battlefield High School, says he learned his most important life lessons through volunteering in his local community. From his perspective, “Service is more than earning any personal reward – it is seeing a difference and a positive impact on others.”

Since his sophomore year in high school, Robson has been a volunteer at Gravely Elementary School with the French Club and the Running Club, as well as working as a robotics referee and a lifeguard. He found that he would encounter the elementary students at different places throughout the community and saw how he was able to impact those same students as he worked with them in different ways. Robson stated, “I would see one child at Running Club, then I may have been their referee or their lifeguard on the weekends. This was personally significant to me, as I found that all the service and involvement I had in the community was giving fruitful returns that made me feel the tangible difference that I was making in these children’s’ lives.”

Extracurricular Activities:

ILITE US Cyberpatriot Team
Varsity Cross-County, Captain
Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track
National Math Honor Society, Vice President
Science National Honor Society
French National Honor Society
National Honor Society

Academic Achievements and Honors:

National Advanced Placement Scholar Award Recipient
Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction Award Recipient
Rensselaer Medal Award for Scholarship in Math and Science
Oracle Database Foundations Junior Associate Certification
IT Specialty Program Gold Medal
Summa cum Laude Scholar
Principal’s Honor Roll Award (all four years)

Community Involvement:

Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
USSF Certified Soccer Referee – Center or Assistant Referee
Gravely Elementary School French Club Volunteer
Gravely Elementary School Running Club Volunteer
FIRST Robotics Lego Volunteer Referee
FTC/FRC Robotics Volunteer Queue or Referee
Elementary School Tutor
Local Parks Restoration volunteer

Schools Attended:

Tyler Elementary (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)
Gravely Elementary (4th-5th grade)
Bull Run Middle

College plans: Robson will attend The University of South Carolina as a Horseshoe Scholar in the Top Scholars Program, as a member of the Honors College. He is planning to major in chemical engineering with possible minors in business administration and nuclear engineering.

Maria Jensen was the 2017 Salutatorian at Battlefield High School.

Extracurricular Activities:

National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society, Vice President
Science National Honor Society
Marching Bobcats Color Guard
Medical Club
Interact Club

Academic Achievements and Honors:

Principal’s Honor Roll Award (all four years)
Academic Letter/Bar/Pin
Band Letter/Bars
Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction Award Recipient
Best Advance Placement Calculus AB Award
IT Gold Medal Award
Excellence in Civics Education
Summa cum Laude Scholar

Community Involvement:

House of Mercy Food Panty and Thrift Store Volunteer
Haymarket Food Pantry Volunteer
STEM Expo Event Leader
Catwarts Science Outreach Event
Science Family Night
International Night
Battlefield Robotics Competitions Volunteer
Local Elementary School Events Volunteer

Schools Attended:

Glenkirk Elementary
Stonewall Jackson Middle

College plans: Jensen will attend Georgetown University, majoring in biochemistry on a pre-medicine track, with a minor in computer science.


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