More than 6,000 diplomas will be handed out this month to the Class of 2019 across the 17 high schools that make up the Fulton County School System.
Special recognition is given to the two highest performing students, who were named valedictorian and salutatorian at each school. (Note: All information provided by the Fulton County School System).
Centennial High School
• Valedictorian – Marianne Lemarche
Marianne Lemarche will attend the University of Georgia as a Foundation Fellowship recipient and study the intersection of child development, language acquisition, and education methodology. She is the daughter of Réal Lamarche & Genevieve Garon. At CHS, Marianne was active in the Thespian Troupe where she performed in 12 shows, National Spanish Honor Society, ran JV cross country, and was voted the school’s prom queen this year. She is the president of Roswell-Alpharetta’s National Charity League chapter, is a PEO Scholarship Award winner and established a tutoring and mentorship program for elementary school ESOL students.
• Salutatorian – Karis Wang
Karis Wang will attend Georgia Tech with plans to major in mechanical engineering. She is the daughter of Deqing Wang and Mei Tang. At CHS, Karis was involved in visual arts throughout high school, started the Memory Project chapter at the school and was selected to attend the Governors Honors Program for visual arts her junior year. She was also a four-year member of the Student Council, served as class president for three years, and was on the leadership team for HOSA (Future Health Professionals). Outside of school, Karis plays tennis, piano and guitar and volunteers.