Delaware Hayes High School sent 308 seniors out the door this weekend, including 15 who had the honor of being named valedictorians and salutatorians.

Delaware Hayes High School sent 308 seniors out the door this weekend, including 15 who had the honor of being named valedictorians and salutatorians.

Jennifer Pollard, Hayes guidance counselor and graduation coordinator, said the valedictorians and salutatorians include two sets of twins: Nathan and Nicole Nelson, and Sierra and Harlee Mollenkopf.

Valedictorian Adam Pijanowski delivered a speech he said is a "call to action."

"We are the future of America. The future rests on us and if we want a better future, we need to get involved. We need to vote," he said last week. "The majority of people my age aren't voting and it's important that we stress they need to."

Pijanowski said he plans to major in government. His father, Bruce Pijanowski, is the Delaware police chief.

Adam Pijanowski said in addition to his interest in the balance of power in the government and how the majority of power resides in society, his father also has been an influence in his decision to pursue govern- ment.

"The plan is to go to law school after I graduate from Georgetown," he said. "I was exposed to law enforcement my entire life and the legal aspect of it has a huge impact in criminal behavior."

Although he is looking forward to going to college, Pijanowski said he would miss all of his extracurricular activities and the experiences he had with his friends.

However, he is looking forward to living in the Washington, D.C., area and continuing his studies.

"We have all worked very hard over the last few years and I think that was evident by how well we scored on our school work," he said.

The Hayes class of 2013's valedictorians and their respective colleges and majors are:

* Austin Arthur, Trine University or Case Western Reserve University, biomedical engineering.

* Emily Bowman, Miami University, undecided.

* James Brennan, Ohio State University, undecided.

* Klaire Brezinski, DePaul University, theater management.

* Nicholas Johnson, University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering.

* Emily Koeritzer, John Carroll University, chemistry.

* Harlee Mollenkopf, Kenyon College, anthropology.

* Nathan Nelson, Case Western Reserve University, chemical engineering.

* Nicole Nelson, University of Delaware, pre-veterinarian medicine and animal biosciences.

* Adam Pijanowski, Georgetown University, government.

Salutatorians and their respective colleges and majors are:

* Christiana Binkley, Kenyon College, undecided.

* Cameron Hackett, Bucknell University, biology.

* Skye McEowen, Kent State University, English literature and composition.

* Sierra Mollenkopf, Ohio State University, undecided.

* Susan Thomson, Bowling Green State University, early childhood education.