Valedictorian and Salutatorian Selected at West Orange-Stark High School

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Joshua Arthur is the Valedictorian for the West Orange-Stark High School class of 2022 and plans to attend Lamar University and major in Computer Science. Joshua has been very involved in many UIL activities during his high school career. He has participated in number sense, general math, and calculator. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. Ever since he was a young boy, he has been interested in computers. His grandfather was the one who introduced him to the world of technology, and for that, he is thankful. He has shaped who he is, and he would not be the same person without him. After college, he hopes to help the world by doing something he loves.

Austin Russell is the Salutatorian for the class of 2022. Austin plans to attend Lamar State College-Orange for the fall 2022 semester. While in high school, Austin excelled in photography. He won first place in the Youth Graphic Competition at the YMBL State Fair and has had his work on display at The Stark Museum of Art. Austin also excelled in technology and enjoyed his advanced video game design class. Due to his technical ability, he was tasked with working on the video board for athletic games during the year. Austin has been very successful academically as well. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in UIL Number Sense for several academic years. Austin plans to pursue his degree in general studies at Lamar State College-Orange, and he will then transfer to Lamar University to earn a degree in graphic design.

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