Graysen Petersen-Fitts

Valedictorian

Parents: Douglas and Beverly Petersen-Fitts

Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls

School activities: Student government (vice president and president), National Honor Society, school ambassador, basketball and baseball. Also took a trip to Italy with Latin instructor and fellow students to study Roman art and history

Community service/activities: Volunteered with Sunrise Assisted Living (recreational activities with elderly residents), Kent for Kids (assistant youth camp instructor), U-Bathe-Em (washing abandoned dogs) and served as a peer tutor at Walsh Jesuit

Awards: Daimler Chrysler Citizenship Youth Award, first honors every semester, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, Outstanding Senior Award, student-athlete award for basketball (highest GPA on team), MVP awards in baseball for offense and pitching

Scholarships: Breakfast Optimist Club of Cuyahoga Falls, Case Western Reserve University President's Scholarship, Cleveland Cavaliers First Merit Scholarship Program, Denison University Founder's Scholarship and Wells Scholarship, John Carroll University Ignatian Mission Scholarship and President's Honor Award Scholarship, National Society of High School Scholars Award, Providence College St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship, Notre Dame Touchdown Club and University of Notre Dame Scholarship

Future plans: Will attend the University of Notre Dame. Intends to major in biology in the pre-professional program and hopes for a career in medicine. He is interested in neurology.