Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Academic All-Stars: Butler County

The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati Enquirer is pleased to present the Tristate's top honor students of the Class of 2003. While most schools name valedictorians or salutatorians, some recognize students in another way. In those cases, the Enquirer is listing the top students and their honors as designated by the schools.


Ryan Bennett, Fairfield Twp., valedictorian

Lauren Gersbach, Hamilton, salutatorian

Cincinnati Christian

Daniel Saylor, Fairfield, valedictorian

Felisha Loutspeich, College Hill, salutatorian


Sarah Peters, Wayne Twp., valedictorian

Karla Peters, Wayne Twp., salutatorian

Bishop Fenwick

John Thomas, Oregonia, valedictorian

Christopher Hollon, Lebanon, salutatorian


Deepak Paul, Fairfield Twp., valedictorian

Rabina Kochar, Fairfield, valedictorian

Scott Rose, Fairfield, valedictorian

Hamilton Christian

Ellen Hall, Hamilton, valedictorian

Matthew Austin, Hamilton, salutatorian

Hilary Oberhelman, Harrison, class speaker


Greg McGuire, Hamilton, valedictorian

Stacey Kigar, Hamilton, valedictorian

Liesl Koehler, Hamilton, valedictorian

Lakota East

Christopher Ryan, Liberty Twp., valedictorian

Claire Swiegart, Liberty Twp., salutatorian

Lakota West

David Helsinger, Liberty Twp., valedictorian

Steven Gilday, West Chester, salutatorian


Mark Bidwell, Monroe, valedictorian

Zachary Morningstar, Middletown, valedictorian

Life Skills Center of Middletown

Jenelle Craig, Middletown, class speaker

Amber Whitaker, Middletown, class speaker


Rihana Knotts, Madison Twp., valedictorian

H. B. Wooton, Madison Twp., salutatorian


Stephen Taylor, Middletown, valedictorian

Kathryn Lehman, Middletown, valedictorian

Rachel Nusbaum, Middletown, salutatorian

Middletown Christian

Ashley Esselman, Middletown, valedictorian

Nora Corbett, Maineville, salutatorian

New Miami

Rachel Abner, New Miami, valedictorian

Michael Forch, New Miami, salutatorian


Leah Sabato, Ross Twp., valedictorian

Daniel Lee, Hanover Twp., valedictorian

Kristen Ferguson, Ross Twp., valedictorian

Kyle Day, Okeana, salutatorian


Kyle Blakley, Milford Twp., valedictorian

Jennifer Hogg, Hanover Twp., valedictorian

Amanda Greenberg, Oxford, valedictorian

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