Congratulations to Dunwoody High School
Class of 2013
Co-Valedictorians and Salutatorian
Courtesy of the Dunwoody Crier. Click here to read the bios of other Outstanding Students in our area as compiled by the Dunwoody Crier!!
Seniors Hayley Hopkins and Hardika Dhir are Dunwoody’s 2012-2013 class co-valedictorians, maintaining a 4.3115 grade point average. Hopkins and Dhir were both members of the debate team. Hopkins, captain of the debate team, qualified for national debate tournaments and spent summers at debate institutes across the country.
Hopkins will attend Northwestern University, where she will be a member of the Wildcat debate team, and will pursue a degree in political science and mathematics. Dhir will be attending Georgia Tech and is looking to major in bio-medical engineering and pre-medicine.
Will Koval was named this year’s salutatorian with a 4.301 grade point average. Koval was active in extracurricular activities at Dunwoody High School, earning varsity letters in cross country, and track and field. He served as treasurer of the senior class cabinet, and captain of the math team. While at Dunwoody, he began Grow Dunwoody and the Dunwoody Environmental Coalition, with help from co-founder and co-president Hardika Dhir.
He will be attending Emory University this fall on a full tuition and merit scholarship. Koval is seeking a degree in environmental sciences and ecology, and is hoping to become an ecological field researcher.
All three students earned prestigious academic awards and were nationally recognized for their efforts, by being inducted into the National Honor Society.
Valedictorian Hayley Hopkins and salutatorian Will Koval qualified as a National Merit Finalists, and Hardika Dhir earned the Presidents Education Award, as well as the Wellesley College book award.