MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Some of Shelby County Schools brightest high school seniors will be honored during the annual Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholars' Dinner on Thursday night.
The event, which recognizes the accomplishments, awards, and career aspirations of each high school's top graduates, will be held at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn at 6 p.m.
This year's group of valedictorians and salutatorians will attend a host of prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation, including Harvard University, University of Georgia, Morehouse College, and Rice University.
Some of the students who will be recognized for their achievements include:
• Apurva Kanneganti, Germantown High School valedictorian - Achieved a perfect score on the ACT and SAT; Jeopardy Teen Tournament participant; Semifinalist for Presidential Scholarship.
• Morgan Morris, Craigmont High School valedictorian - Attending The United States Military Academy at West Point.
• Carolyn Beverly, Whitehaven High School valedictorian - Recipient of the Congressman Steve Cohen Public Service Award; National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine participant.
• Frank Ramirez, Overton High School salutatorian - Received over $245,000 in scholarship dollars.
Each valedictorian and salutatorian will receive a $2,500 and $2,000 scholarship, respectively, during Thursday's dinner. Students will also receive a $50 gift card for their achievements.