Colton-Pierrepont Central names their 2021 valedictorian, salutatorian
Shiloh DeGray. Photo submitted by Colton-Pierrepont Central School.
COLTON — Colton-Pierrepont Central School has named Shiloh DeGray as their Class of 2021 valedictorian, and Callie Richards as this years salutatorian.Valedictorian Shiloh DeGray is the daughter of Steph Hebel of Colton and David DeGray, Jr. of Massachusetts. She has been an active student and community member during her time at Colton-Pierrepont.
Shiloh has been involved with Speaking Team, Drama Club, Chess Club and National Honor Society. Shiloh’s team earned first place in a North Country Jr. Iron Chef competition and she was recognized by the College Board’s Rural and Small Town Recognition Program.
She has proven herself to be an excellent student, while completing AP course work in US History, Biology, English and Calculus, as well as college-level coursework in English, Physics and French. Shiloh enjoys running and writing stories.
Shiloh will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Mastery in Math and Science. She plans to attend Clarkson University and get a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, and then pursue a career in research.
Callie Richards. Photo submitted by Colton-Pierrepont Central School.
Salutatorian Callie Richards is the daughter of Deborah and Darren Richards of Colton. She has also been very active during her high school career, as a member of Speaking Team, Environmental Club, the Foreign Language Club and National Honor Society. Callie served as president of Tri-M, the music honor society, and was very involved in the music program, including attending All County Chorus as a soloist.
Callie successfully completed AP courses in Biology, US History and English, and college-level coursework in English and Spanish. Callie plays the oboe, saxophone, guitar & ukelele, has played varsity basketball and softball and loves hiking. She hopes to one day hike the big trails, such as the Appalachian Trail.
Callie will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Mastery in Science. She will attend St. Lawrence University to pursue a degree in environmental conservation. After college, she hopes to join a traveling volunteer service.
The Colton-Pierrepont seniors who will also graduate with a 90 or higher cumulative average are Brienne Basford, Alexus Cuthbert, Christopher Edwards, Alexa Gilbert, Aiden Hoose, Layla Johnson and Abeni Payne.
Colton-Pierrepont High School graduation will take place on Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at Colton-Pierrepont Central School.