Co-Valedictorians named for Berkeley Springs High School
Eric Lyda and Kelsey Swaim were named Co-Valedictorians to lead the Berkeley Springs High School Class of 2007 through their graduation
ceremonies last Friday, May
Eric Lyda graduated with a 4.325 grade point average as a member of the National Honor Society. While at Berkeley Springs High School, he was a member of the newly-formed tennis team and the school's soccer team.
In addition to sports, Lyda also participated in Academic Challenge, served as president of his senior class and vice president of the Student Council. He was also a member of the county's Local School Improvement Council.
Lyda received the Bob Banks Award for scholar athletes and a Rotary Club scholarship for his future studies.
He will attend The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he will pursue a five-year Master's degree in Political Science and Public Policy.
Lyda is the son of Molly
Lyda of Berkeley Springs and Mark Lyda of Hendersonville, N.C.
Kelsey Swaim took the podium as Co-Valedictorian at the May 25 graduation of Berkeley Springs High School's Class of 2007. Swaim, a member of the National Honor Society, graduated with a 4.325 grade point average.
In addition to her academic work, Swaim excelled as a clarinetist the Berkeley Springs High School's marching and concert bands. Swaim served as drum major for the marching band. She also was a member of the school's tennis team and was a statistician for the girls' basketball team.
Swaim's citizenship skills were recognized in the form of a Rotary Club scholarship, a
Citizenship Award from the Sons of the American Revolution and a Good Citizenship scholarship from American Legion Post 60.
Swaim will attend Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. where she plans to major in Children's Ministry.
She is the daughter of Scott and Melissa Swaim of Berkeley Springs.
Tommy Price was chosen as the Salutatorian of the Berkeley Springs High School Class of 2007, which graduated last Friday, May 25. Price graduated as a member of the National Honor Society. As a student, Price participated in the high school's Academic Challenge and served in the peer mediation program.
He will attend college at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he plans to study Screenwriting and Dramatic Literature.
Price is the son of Kevin and Susan Price of Hedgesville.