Gunter, Zhu announced as BH Class of 2018 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

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The Brook Hill School recently announced the names of the students who will serve as the school’s valedictorian and salutatorian at the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony, to be held Saturday, May 19.

Bailey Gunter will represent the Class of 2018 as the valedictorian at this year’s graduation ceremony. He is the son of Craig and Holly Gunter.

“After the hard work of four years, all I can say is that this achievement has been fulfilling and that the late nights paid off,” said Gunter. “I am mostly proud to represent my family and make my parents proud.

While attending Brook Hill, Gunter has been involved in the Brook Hill Guard Chorale, National Honor Society (vice-president), Student Government (service chair), TAPPS academics (first place in State in Current Events category), and has participated in the Brook Hill dinner theater and spring musical.

After graduation, Gunter plans to attend the University of Texas at Tyler and major in biology.

Likewise, Lingyue (Alan) Zhu will serve as Brook Hill’s salutatorian for the Class of 2018. He is the son of Xaundong Zhu and Rong Liang.

“I am very proud to be the salutatorian,” said Zhu. “My parents sacrificed a lot to send me to America for high school. Being the salutatorian proves that their sacrifice is worthwhile. It also shows my potential and gives me more confidence to be successful in the future.”

As a student at Brook Hill, Zhu has been involved with the school’s orchestra (president, first chair clarinet), math team, science team, and number sense team. He has also been involved with Guard athletics in tennis and cross country, and has served as student body president.

After graduation, Zhu plans to attend the University of California at Berkeley and major in applied mathematics.

The Class of 2018 at The Brook Hill School will participate in commencement exercises 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, on the Brook Hill Upper School campus. In case of inclement weather, the location of Brook Hill’s graduation will be announced.

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