Shenandoah County Public Schools has announced the top academic graduates for the 2018-2019 school year. The valedictorian has the highest grade-point average in the graduating class and salutatorians rank second in the class.

Stonewall Jackson High School

Stonewall Jackson High School graduated 121 seniors May 24. Of those graduates, 17 were recognized with great honors (cumulative GPA above 4.0) and 13 were recognized with honors (cumulative GPA between 3.75 and 3.99).

Valedictorian is Lindsay Michelle Zirkle, the daughter of Denise Zirkle-Turner and Lane Turner of New Market. Lindsay Zirkle completed the Massanutten Regional Governor's School program and has been awarded an associate's degree from Lord Fairfax Community College. She plans to attend James Madison University to study biotechnology.

Salutatorian is James Franklin Eaton, the son of Kina Eaton and Brent Eaton, of New Market. He completed the Massanutten Regional Governor’s School program and has been awarded an associate's degree from Lord Fairfax Community College. He plans to attend Washington and Lee University to major in environmental science.

Central High School

Central High School graduated 190 seniors May 23. Of those graduates, 15 were recognized with great honors (cumulative GPA above 4.0) and 15 were recognized with honors (cumulative GPA between 3.75 and 3.99).

Valedictorian is Madison Brooke Nichols, the daughter of Crystal Nichols of Woodstock. Madison Nichols completed the Massanutten Regional Governor's School program and was awarded a certificate in general education from Lord Fairfax Community College. As a Governor's School student, she advanced from the valley's regional science fair to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, where her project placed fourth in its category. She plans to major in aerospace engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Salutatorian is Chandler Allen Estep, the son of Kimberly and Kevin Estep of Mount Jackson. He completed the Massanutten Regional Governor's School program and has earned an associate's degree from Lord Fairfax Community College. He plans to attend the University of Virginia to study pre-medicine.

Strasburg High School

Strasburg High School graduated 142 seniors May 24. Of those graduates, 13 were recognized with great honors (cumulative GPA above 4.0) and 15 were recognized with honors (cumulative GPA between 3.75 and 3.99).

Valedictorian is Amanda Emily Grover, the daughter of Kutrina Midkiff, of Strasburg. Grover completed the Massanutten Regional Governor's School program and earned a certificate in general education from Lord Fairfax Community College. She plans to attend Hollins University.

Salutatorian is Sianna Jewell Cervantes, the daughter of Tonya and Sebastian Cervantes Sr., of Strasburg. Sianna Cervantes has earned a certificate in general education from Lord Fairfax Community College. She completed the Massanutten Regional Governor’s School program, where she received an outstanding research award for her project on teaching middle-school students how to clean up marine oil spills.