CLAY HIGH SCHOOL
Valedictorian: Emily Michal
Parents: David Michal and Audrey Michal
School she plans to attend: Barnard College, sister school to Columbia University in New York City
Major: Comparative literature or international studies
Extracurricular activities: Ballet, modern dance, Clay High Elite Dance Team, art (painting and pastels), Beta Club and National Honor Society
Favorite high school subjects: Advanced placement literature and BC calculus, which is the most advanced calculus class available
Best thing about high school: "I enjoyed taking college-level courses within a community of support from friends and teachers. I also enjoyed growing up with a group of people and watching how we developed into mature adults."
Worst thing about high school: "I disliked the unnecessary restrictions placed on the entire school because of the actions of a few persons who cannot handle freedom."
Who was your mentor or favorite teacher? "Olivia Sweat (advanced placement literature) because she …