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KPHS Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

The valedictorian of the 2024 graduating class is Dean Cardner and the salutatorian is Isabella McFarlane (Photo Courtesy King Philip Regional Public Schools)

The valedictorian of King Philip High School Class of 2024 is Dean Cardner and the salutatorian is Isabella McFarlane. 
Dean Cardner 
“Dean Cardner is the valedictorian of King Philip Regional High School, class of 2024, and is the top student in his class who has consistently demonstrated academic excellence,” said Principal Nicole Bottomley in a statement. “Dean’s dedication to academic success is matched by his strong work ethic, and he consistently sets a high standard for his peers. Dean’s achievements as a National Merit Semifinalist and AP Scholar with Distinction speak to his intellectual abilities and commitment to his education.” 
In addition to his academic achievements, Cardner was involved in Model United Nations, having earned recognition as the Best Delegate several times. He was also involved in both the Marching Band and Jazz Band. Outside of school, Cardner contributed to his community as an employee at STEM nonprofit New England Sci-Tech, Inc., and he is interested in pursuing a career in the field of science and technology. Cardner has been the recipient of the AP Scholar with Distinction Award and achieved the status of National Merit Semifinalist during his high school years. 
He has committed to the Georgia Institute of Technology to study Aerospace Engineering for the next phase of his education. 
Isabella McFarlane
“Isabella is an incredibly intelligent and kind individual whose intellectual curiosity, strong work ethic and dedication to her studies are commendable,” said Principal Bottomley. “Isabella’s membership in multiple prestigious honor societies reflects her commitment to academic excellence, leadership, character and service.”
In addition to her academic achievements, McFarlane was involved in her school community through peer tutoring, the Leo Club, Student Government, KP Cares and her church. Isabella has pursued her artistic interests throughout her time as a young scholar, becoming a pre-professional ballet dancer. Due to her achievements as a dancer, Isabella was invited to participate in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Company Experience program. 
“Throughout her time as a student, Isabella has demonstrated immense talent, discipline and perseverance,” said Principal Bottomley. 
McFarlane has committed to Williams College to study Astrophysics next fall.