Seniors Emily Huber and Addie Grate have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Johnstown-Monroe High School Class of 2008.

Seniors Emily Huber and Addie Grate have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Johnstown-Monroe High School Class of 2008.

Huber, daughter of William and Valerie Huber, earned a 4.5 grade-point average during her high school career. She plans to attend Miami University this fall to study business.

During her time at Johnstown High, Huber participated in Power of the Pen, Academic Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club and the lacrosse team. She represented her school at various leadership conferences.

Huber plays the piano and has been a member of the Living Christmas Trees at Grace Brethren Church of Columbus.

She worked as a congressional page in 2006 for Pat Tiberi.

Grate ended her high school career with a 4.4 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Scott and Laurie Grate.

She plans to attend Wright State University this fall to study bio-medical engineering.

Grate participated in track this spring and she was a member of the Big Red Band the past four years.

She was also a member of Spanish Club, the Rock 'n Roll Music Club, Academic Quiz Bowl and represented her high school at various leadership seminars.

Huber said the senior class, consisting of 95 students, is small.

"A lot of us are pretty close," she said.

Huber said her favorite memories of high school are attending Friday night football games.

"It was fun getting into the face painting and going crazy," she said.

Grate said she likes that the school doesn't have defined cliques.

"Everyone can talk to everyone," she said. "There are no divides."

Senior class adviser Carl Dufford said the Class of 2008 is the last of the small classes at the high school."

"It's the last class under 100," he said. "It makes more unity in the class. It will be interesting to see how that continues."

Dufford said the class has also been active in many functions from student council to band and choir.

"They're a well-rounded group of people," he said.

The senior class officers are: Cyndole Jeffrey, president; Megan Wall, vice president; Lindsey Mallet, secretary; and Emily Huber, treasurer.

The class motto is "Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

The class flower is fire and ice rose; class colors are red, black and silver.

Graduation ceremonies will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.

Dufford said the high school stadium is the tentative site of graduation.

Since a new surface is in the process of being placed at the stadium, the high school gym is the back-up spot for the ceremony.

Huber and Grate will address the senior class, as will superintendent Damien Bawn.

Johnstown Board of Education president John Davis will present diplomas.

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