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Meet Edison's Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Thursday, June 04, 2015 3:40 PM

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Marina Her is this year's valedictorian. Several of her family members are alumni and encouraged her to attend Edison High School. Marina has been actively involved in several leadership programs such as National Honor Society, Student Council, Student Ambassador and Asian Culture Club.

This year, she was selected by staff to have per portrait on the student wall of honor. The student wall of honor is reserved for students who display strong leadership skills, go above and beyond of what is asked of them, do well academically, are respectful to others, and volunteer in the community.
 
Marina prepared herself for college by taking several of Edison's International Baccalaureate classes. She also applied and was accepted in Edison's Voyager program, a business leadership program that partners students with mentors from companies such as Target, AT&T and BMO Bank. Mentors help students with developong their résumé, interviewing skills, and networking.  "Opportunities will come and go and you have to take advantage of them while you can." Marina said. She also contributes her success to "the teachers and students for always being there to help you reach your goals."
 
Marina received several scholarships and will be attending St. Katherine's in the fall to pursue a degree in the medical field as a Pediatrician.

Ser Vang is this year's salutatorian.  He has a strong interest in mathematics, business, economics, geography and took several International Baccalaureate classes. He was the President of the Voyager Leadership program, captain of the varsity golf team, and officer of the Asian Culture club. Ser was also a member of the National Honor Society.
 
Ser’s dream is to own a large business and be able to give back to his community by funding programs that will help guide students in their education. “Edison has provided me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students and develop a strong work ethic” said Vang. Ser was selected as one of Minneapolis Public Schools’ extraordinary graduates and was recently highlighted in a video 
 
Ser received several scholarships and will be attending the University of St. Thomas in the fall to pursue a degree in computer science with a minor in business.