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Armentrout top student at Morristown

Cara Armentrout was named valedictorian for the Class of 2018 at Morristown High School.

By LUCY GAY - For The Shelbyville News

Cara Armentrout graduated from Morristown High School on June 2 as the Class of 2018 valedictorian.

“It felt really good (to be named valedictorian),” she said during a visit to The Shelbyville News. “I kind of knew, but to work so hard and finally that’s the day.”

Throughout her high school career, Armentrout stayed active in her school, participating in track and field, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sunshine Society, Academic Team and band.

Armentrout, following in the footsteps of her parents and brother, will be attending Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, this fall. She will be studying communications disorders and hopes to eventually complete her master’s degree in speech pathology.

Armentrout believes her faith has helped in shaping her throughout her life, along with her mother who pushed her to take hard classes.

“I got the Ilene Bailey Award and that was a super big honor for me. She was a coach that was very influential and she helped girls have the same sports as boys. She was a teacher and a coach and a mentor. And everyone loved her,” said Armentrout when asked about her greatest achievement. “And after she died, they created this award. You get it if you have character, you’re good in the classroom, and you also have to be athletic. It was a big honor for me.”

Armentrout is excited for the next challenge in her life – moving to a new state and meeting new people.

“I’m ready to meet new people, go see new places, and I’m just excited for new,” she said.

She will be leaving for college Aug. 15 to participate in Geneva College’s marching band and she looks forward to performing at football games. Until then, she will spend her summer working admissions at the Meridian Park Family Aquatic Center in Shelbyville.

Best of the Best

The Shelbyville News is currently featuring the valedictorians and salutatorians of all five Shelby County high schools.

Shelbyville High School's top two honorees as well as Morristown's salutatorian have already been featured in recent days.

In Wednesday's and Thursday's editions of TSN, Southwestern's Emmy Wendling and Mattie Schornick will be featured.