WHITLEY COUNTY — Whitko High School has announced Samuel Rickerd and Livia Rose as the school’s Class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
Rickerd is the son of Mark and Sarah Rickerd, South Whitley. He plans to attend Purdue University to major in computer engineering. Rickerd’s high school activities include serving as National Honor Society president, student council president, S.A.D.D. officer, Whitley County Youth Leadership delegate, and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership delegate. He also participated in Whitko Chamber Ensemble, Whitko Theater, Campus Life, Purdue University Fort Wayne Sci-TEC Academy, golf, and social studies academic team.
Rose is the daughter of Jeffrey and Season Rose, Pierceton. She plans to attend Taylor University to major in film and audio production and minor in computer science digital media. Rose’s high school activities include serving as videographer for the boys’ basketball team. She also participated in math academic team, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, art club, National Honor Society,