Katerina Shuble, Emily Wilmsen are 2018 LaPorte High School valedictorian, salutatorian

LPHS photos and press release

Principal Ben Tonagel of LaPorte High School is proud to announce the names of the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2018.

Katerina Shuble is LaPorte High School’s Valedictorian. She is the daughter of Mike and Dana Shuble. Katerina plans to attend Bowling Green State University to major in Architecture and minor in Engineering. She plans to participate in cross country and track while at Bowling Green. Katerina is president of the LPHS National Honor Society. She is a member of the LPHS Student Council, Principal’s Advisory Council, and a cabinet member of Girls Reserve. She is the recipient of the Senior Class Outstanding Student Award. She participates in track, cross country and cheerleading. She is a track captain and a two-time captain in cross country, and has been named Honorable Mention Academic All-State in both sports. She was one of the 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman Indiana State Finalists. She enjoys running, biking, reading, and hanging out with friends.

Emily Wilmsen is LaPorte High School’s Salutatorian. She is the daughter of Bill and Michelle Wilmsen. She plans to attend Purdue University on a Presidential Scholarship to study Engineering. Emily is treasurer of the LPHS National Honor Society and has served two years on the Slicer Student Athletic Council. She has earned the Work Ethic Certificate and has appeared on the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years of her high school career. Emily participates in softball and golf. She earned recognition as All DAC in softball and the MVP in golf in 2016 while at the same time being named sectional champion. She serves the community by volunteering in the LaPorte Teen Court program and donates her time tutoring for middle and high school students. She enjoys reading, sewing, tutoring, and working at the Stray Dog.

Candidates for valedictorian/salutatorian must meet Academic Honors requirements. Qualification points are awarded for honors courses, dual-credit courses, AP courses, and total credits earned.

There were 25 finalists for the valedictorian and salutatorian designations from the Class of 2018. Each student maintained a 4.0 GPA and is ranked number one in the Class of 2018. The valedictorian and salutatorian will address their class at commencement on June 3, 2018, at Kiwanis Stadium.

Congratulations to these Slicers for their outstanding achievements at LaPorte High School. Their academic achievements exemplify LPCSC’s mission of “Learn Today to Excel Tomorrow.” The Slicer community is proud of these students, and we wish them the very best as they graduate from LPHS.

3 Responses to “Katerina Shuble, Emily Wilmsen are 2018 LaPorte High School valedictorian, salutatorian”

  1. Steve and Kathy Leliter

    Apr 13. 2018

    These ladies sound like perfection. We are proud of them both. Sincerely, Steve and Kathy-former Crichfield teachers

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  2. Papadoc

    Apr 13. 2018

    Congrats from a Florida guy. Work hard…you know what thats about. And the future is yours

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  3. Bill Gangwer

    Apr 17. 2018

    These young ladies are the best of what LPHS represents. They’re both outstanding in the classroom but as or more importantly they represent themselves, their families, fellow classmates, teammates at the highest level of integrity. I wish them well as they close their high school experience and continued successes at the next level. Great job ladies!!!!

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