The Boscobel Area School District has announced the Valedictorian and Sautatorian of the graduating Class of 2017.
Molly Pegram, Valedictorian, and Chandler Cashman, Salutatorian, represent the top academic achievers of their class. In addition to being honored for their efforts, the two will speak for their class, offering both the welcoming and farewell speeches during the graduation ceremony on behalf of their peers.
Molly is the daughter of Stan and Sarah Pegram. She has attended Boscobel Schools since she was in Kindergarten.
Throughout her four years at Boscobel High School, Molly has been involved in numerous activities. She has participated in a variety of sports in high school, including volleyball, basketball, cross country, softball, and track and field. In cross country, she was named first team All-SWAL her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She was a team captain along with receiving Academic All-State honors. Molly was a regional and sectional champion on the 4x800 meter relay team in track, and she has competed in the state meets for both cross country and track. She also participated in Concert Choir, Leos’ Club, Student Council, Mock Trial, and Forensics, in which she has been to the state contest the past three years.
Within the classroom, Molly excels. She has maintained an overall grade point average of 4.0 and has received Academic All-Conference multiple times. Recently, she received the Scholar Athlete Award for Boscobel High School. Molly was also inducted into the National Honor Society her junior year.
In addition to her school activities, Molly is a student leader for the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes group. She volunteers at BMZ Church to run technology on Sunday mornings as well as for weddings and funerals. Each summer, Molly goes on mission trips to places such as West Virginia, Arkansas, Texas, and Colorado to help rebuild homes and communities. She has also worked as a lifeguard at the Boscobel Pool.
This fall, Molly is continuing her education at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. She plans on majoring in Media Communications so that she can have a positive influence on the world through the media.
Looking back, Molly is thankful for all the opportunities that have been made possible to her through the programs, administration, and teachers of Boscobel Area Schools, and she feels blessed to have grown up in this community.
Chandler is a Boscobel native and has been part of the Boscobel School District all of his life. He is the son of Mark and Pamela Cashman.
While attending Boscobel High School, Chandler has been a very dedicated not only to his schoolwork, but also to the school activities in which he was involved. Through his high school years, he has participated in Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball and Football. However, while he was in sports, he also participated in Band, Jazz Band, Dorian Band, Honors Band, Choir, Jazz Choir, Dorian Choir, Honors Choir, Madrigal, Solo and Ensemble, SWAL Math Contest, and Forensics.
He earned many awards and honors such as: Presidential Awards, Academic Achievement Awards, National Honor Society, two gold medals at State Forensics, gold medal at SWAL Math Contest, gold medals and an Exemplary Soloist Award at State Solo and Ensemble.
He was also a class officer all four years of high school, was the “Voice of Boscobel” for the announcements, and was on the homecoming court.
There are many things that Chandler will miss after graduation such as his friends, sports activities, and musical activities, but his favorite memory of high school would be when he joined football his senior year and brought the paddle back to Boscobel in the victory over Riverdale on Homecoming!
Even though Chandler is leaving Boscobel High School in May, he plans to keep working hard on being a top student. Chandler is planning on going to UW-Madison for four years in order to earn his degree in Computer Engineering. He decided to follow his dreams in the field that interested him since he was a little kid. With this degree, he will be able to innovate with electronics and hopes to create new technology for generations to use in the future.
As Chandler soaks in his final months of high school, he would like to give some advice to the upcoming senior class, “Work hard, do not let anything stop you, and achieve greatness.”