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Meet the Class of 2016’s Valedictorians
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:50 PM

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Emilie Zibble,  plans on attending the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.  She is an IB Diploma Candidate and is a winner of the Lilian J. Lindsten and Edison's Sports Foundation's Pete Guzy Scholarships. 

Emilie was the President of Edison's Voyager Leadership Program, a program that focuses on teaching students the skills necessary to build partnerships with local and national businesses. She was also a member of the National Honors Society and inducted into Edison's student wall of honor on March 17, 2015.  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.

Emilie was this year's Athena Award winner. She was Edison's number one varsity singles Badminton player and Captain of the Girls' Tennis team. She placed 8th in Bars at the JV Conference for Gymnastics.

Her involved with athletics goes beyond the courts. Emilie states, "Becoming a part of the Gymnastics team as a seventh grader really opened my eyes up to how important it is to really get involved personally with those around you in your school and community. As a quieter person, my whole life had been reserved for my close friends and family. Through athletic involvement, I learned so much more about my potential and what I have to offer other people."

Emilie gives back to the community by volunteering at events throughout the Twin Cities and beyond.Pa Lor, is the recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship that will cover all expenses for Pa to attend Mount Holyoke and complete her undergraduate degree in neuropsychology and gender, women and sexuality studies. 
 
Pa is also a winner of the Winston Wallin Scholarship. As a Junior, Pa Lor was
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the First Edison Student to be Accepted into the "Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America" Scholar Program
 
Pa has consistently been on the A honor roll since her freshmen year and was inducted into Edison's student wall of honor on March 17, 2015.  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.
 
Pa’s interests go beyond academics. She was involved in several leadership and extra-curricular programs at Edison High School: Junior Achievement, National Honor Society, Student Council, Debate, and Stage Crew.     
 
Junior Achievement: Pa has served as Vice President for Edison’s JA companies these past three years and was President this year. She led the team in designing a product, starting a company, and receiving the Company of the Year Award. The team won regionals in the 2014 Junior Achievement Competition and advanced to Nationals held in Washington D.C. Their company placed in the top three for the Microsoft's Social Innovation Award. 
 
Debate: Pa debated as a Maverick debater, a single member team, and received the First Place Novice Speaker Award of the UDL Championship. As a team, they received the Second Place Novice Team Award of the UDL Championship. 
 
Pa was one of the first students to complete the Middle Years Program personal project which is a component of the IB MYP program. The project she selected was to write a novel about a veteran with PTSD, in which she learned more about her passion for writing.