Wake Ed

Wake County school board to recognize valedictorians

The district’s 26 high school valedictorians will be honored at Tuesday’s Wake County school board meeting.

Each valedictorian will be recognized and given a plaque. There will be plenty of picture taking as well at the board meeting.

Ten valedictorians will go to UNC-Chapel Hill. Five will go to N.C. State University. Two will go to Duke University.

The other nine valedictorians are going to a wide range of universities to continue their studies, including Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Wake Forest.

Engineering in its various forms – including chemical, computer science and mechanical – was the most popular area of intended study for the valedictorians.