The CHS top 10 ranking is determined by an index which includes overall grade point average, assessment scores, challenging course work, and participation in activities.
1. Kayla Dupont
Unversity of California, San Diego - Human Biology
Kayla will graduate this year with both her CHS diploma and an Associate in Arts degree from Centralia College. She has been an active member of many community organizations including the CSD orchestra, Timberland Regional Library, and the Centralia College Science Club. It is her passion for science that led to her decision to pursue a Human Biology degree from the University of California, San Diego.
2. Alexa Raish
University of Washington - Spanish
Lexie is a full-time running start student, and one of our Valedictorians this year. She enjoys listening to music, drawing, making clay figures, watching cartoons, hanging out with friends and "petting every cat in sight." Lexie will study Spanish at the University of Washington.
3. Athena Mano
Centralia High School/University of Washington - Computer Science
Athena is a full-time running start student who has been active with our cross country team in 9th and 10th grade. She enjoys spending time with her cats, friends, and taking walks. She'll graduate from Centralia College in June with an Associate in Arts degree and then enroll this fall at the University of Washington. Athena will pursue a career as a computer scientist.
4. William Brown
University of Washington - Engineering
Born and raised in Centralia, William attended Fords Prairie, Oakview, CMS and will graduate #4 from the CHS class of 2019. He is a competitive spirt and has participated in Cross Country (lettering all 4 years), basketball (lettering 2 years), and soccer (lettering 2 years). William was voted most inspirational by both his cross country and basketball teammates this year. In addition to his athletic talents, William has played violin since 4th grade, and is a member of the CHS orchestra. He is the grandson of legendary CHS basketball coach Ron Brown.
William plans to attend the University of Washington to study engineering, physics and chemistry.
5. Kendra Sutton
Western Washington University - Spanish
Kendra is one of our five valedictorian. She has been very involved in activities during her career at CHS including volleyball, cross country, orchestra club, environmental club, and GSA. While maintaining excellent academics and a hectic schedule, she also works part time at Sisters Qulit Shop in Chehalis. Kendra will attend Western Washington University to study Spanish.
6. Anastasia Ulrigg
Lower Columbia College - Elementary Education or Physical Therapy
The daughter of CHS teachers Lance and Krista Ulrigg, Anastasia is our #6 CHS grad in 2019. She has enjoyed playing soccer, running track, playing with her dogs, watching Gilmore Girls and spending time with friends and family. Anastasia has also maintained a busy schedule of other activities having served as a girls soccer captain, class president, Cispus Counselor, and Link Crew Counselor. Other club activities included Sports Medicine Club, Black Hills Fútbol Club, and Twin City Union Fútbol Club.
Anastasia will attend Lower Columbia College to pursue a career in Elementary Education or Physical Therapy.
7. Jaelyn Friberg
Northwest Nazarene University -Physics
Ranked number 7 in our top 10 index, Jaelyn has been a very busy student, indeed. Jaelyn completely skipped 2nd grade and has still managed to stay ahead in her classes. She’s played violin since 4th grade and has been a member of the volleyball team. Jaelyn has also spent her senior year serving as Centralia School District’s second student representative to the school board, and will be the Salutatorian for the class of 2019. If that all wasn’t impressive enough, Jaelyn also received the CHS PRIDE award this year.
Jaelyn will attend Northwest Nazarine University in Nampa, ID to study Physics.
8. Danika Jensen
Washington State University - English
Danika’s parents once questioned what great things were ahead in life for their daughter, who didn’t start speaking until after she was two years old. Times sure have changed, because once she started speaking, Danika never stopped! She’s been an active student, participating in volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Danika has also been the sophomore and junior class secretary and served as ASB secretary this year. She is one of the Class of 2019 Valedictorians. Dani is often found helping out in middle school classrooms.
Danika will attend Washington State University (GO COUGS!) to study English. She hopes to return to Centralia to teach middle school English.
9. Hannah Porter
Willamette University - Law
There is no way anyone has gone the past four years without participating in some event or activity that Hannah Porter has had a hand in. She’s been involved in fastpitch, basketball, cross country, volley ball, young life, Saturday basketball, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and ASB (secretary & president). When she has free time, Hannah enjoys playing sports, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and coaching.
She’ll attend Willamette University to study in the 3+3 Bachelor in Arts/Juris Doctor dual degree program. Her hope is to become a lawyer specializing in sports and entertainment. She also hopes to be an activist standing up for freedom of speech while on a platform.
10. Tawnee Craig
Centralia College/University of Hawaii
Tawnee is an outstanding student with a big heart for our animal friends. She’s been involved in cross country, track, environmental club (vice-president), jazz choir, symphonic choir (vice-president). In her free time, Tawnee enjoys dog sitting, reading, running, learning about animals, and spending time with friends and family. Snakes are among her favorite animals – she finds them to be “cute.”
Tanwee will continue her education at Centralia college and then hopes to transfer to the University of Hawaii to study zoology.