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By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY— Glenwood City High School honor students Nyah Anderson and Leah Magsam were named the Class of 2020 valedictorian and salutatorian.
Nyah Anderson is the daughter of Craig and Julie Anderson.
Anderson said that her most memorable moment in high school was during her freshman year at homecoming.
“A few of my friends and I bough confetti for the male cheerleaders to use, but they chickened out,” said Anderson. “At the end of the pep fest, we blasted the confetti and everyone went crazy. It was really cool because for a few minutes everyone in the school building was having a great time.”
During her four years of high school, Chemistry, Human Anatomy, and AP English Literature were her favorite classes.
She enjoyed Chemistry because of all the patterns that are revealed as she continued to learn, Human Anatomy because it was interesting to learn how everything in the bodies work, and Literature because of the classic books they read and learned how to analyze the smallest details within them.
Anderson was involved in National Honor Society sophomore through senior year, Student Council all four years, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) freshmen through junior year, Destination Imagination freshmen and sophomore year, cross country freshmen and sophomore year, class president her sophomore through senior year, Jazz choir junior and senior year, Art Club all four years, and Color Guard all four years.
“I had great times in all of my activities, but cheerleading was my favorite,” Anderson explained. “It is something where I got to work hard and be a part of a great team, but I also got to cheer on players who put everything into their sport and inspire school spirit in others.”
Anderson will continue to work at the Glenwood City Public Library over the summer, along with taking a couple of trips with her friends before going their separate ways.
She will be attending St. Norbert College in De Pere majoring in Chemistry.
Leah Magsam is the daughter of Kerry and Darla Magsam.
Magsam said that while she was at Glenwood City High School, her favorite classes were Physics, Adulting, and being a TAP student.
“All three classes were enjoyable, and taught me life lessons that I can apply toward my future,” said Magsam.
Her most memorable moments was being part of High School Musical in April of 2018.
“With being in the musical, I was able to get acquainted with those I usually don’t interact with on a daily basis,” Magsam explained. “A lot of memories were made and they will never be forgotten.”
She also enjoyed representing the character she played and working with others to put on a great production.
During her four years of high school Magsam was involved in Band for all four years, Solo Ensemble, Pep Band, Dunn St. Croix Honors Band, and UWEC Honors band, Choir four years, Solo Ensemble and High School Musical, Class of 2020 officer for three years, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for four years, National Honor Society for two years, Show Choir for three years, Vocal Jazz for two years, Yearbook for four years, and Volleyball for four years.
Magsam said her favorite involvement was with FCCLA because of the bond between the members. she has been a chapter officer all four years, and she made her way up the ladder to president her junior year.
“As I have grown in FCCLA, my love for the club has grown as well,” stated Magsam. “I have made so many memories through club meetings, club fun nights, competing in STAR events, and going to nationals in California the summer of 2019.”
Magsam’s summer plans are to work full time, but also enjoy the simplicity in life. She also hopes to travel to a couple of new places and make memories that will last a lifetime.
She will be attending WITC in New Richmond and will major in Accounting.