Students who desire to be valedictorian or salutatorian must complete the more academically rigorous Val-Sal track in ordered to be considered. The administration at BCS is honored to announce that the valedictorian for the Class of 2013 is Larissa J. Clark and the salutatorian is Kyra E. R. Edmondson. Both Larissa and Kyra will be honored at the BCS Graduation Ceremony on June 2nd at 6:00 pm in the Blackhawk Ministries Worship Center.Larissa Clark has attended BCS since second grade. She attends Blackhawk Ministries and participates in the Wednesday evenings Brookside Youth Group. Larissa has travelled to the Philippines and Nepal on short-term mission trips and has been a Neighborlink Coach. While accumulating the highest percentage grade average at BCS, this year’s valedictorian played varsity tennis, was this year’s Student Body President, was a member of the Chapel Leadership Class, led a Connect Group, sang on Noteworthy and made strong contributions to the BCS Theatre Department, including lead roles in Little Women the Musical and Aida. Larissa is a member of the National Honor Society and the International Thespian Society. She received a Rotary Youth Leadership Award, recognized as a Commended Student of the National Merit Scholarship Competition and named a Distinguished Christian High School Student. Larissa plans to attend Hillsdale College and study pre-law and political science after which she hopes to become a politician or international lawyer helping mission or ministry organizations. Larissa is the daughter of Lance and Mary Clark, both BCS alumni. Kyra Edmondson is the daughter of Jon and Gwendolyn Edmondson and has attended BCS since her sophomore year. She attends Christ Church at Georgetown where she volunteers in the nursery and neighborhood projects. Kyra has excelled in instrumental music including becoming a member of the IPFW Honor Band, the IPFW Clarinet Ensemble, and the Fort Wayne Youth Symphony Orchestra. Kyra has been passing along her musical skills and love for music with the members of the BCS Elementary Band as a student band teacher. Besides being an active member herself of the BCS High School Band, Kyra has been a Connect Group Leader and a member of the National Honor Society. As she was accumulating the second highest percentage grade average in her class, our salutatorian was being honored along the way at BCS with the Spanish 3, AP U.S. History and AP Biology Academic Awards. Kyra plans to attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the fall where she will study Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering. Kyra hopes to use her degree to help others with improved medical devices and technology. Congratulations, Larissa and Kyra, your honors are well deserved. You have represented BCS well and have glorified King Jesus with your talents. May God bless both of you with His good and perfect plan.
Article Submitted By: Jeff Kowatch