May 8, 2019 – Roswell High School announces its top two students for the 2019 graduating class of 490 students. Sameer Khan is named valedictorian, and Lena Krone is salutatorian. Both students will address their fellow graduates and attendees of the Roswell High School graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Amphitheatre) in Alpharetta.
“I am so proud of both of these students for not only their success in their academic pursuits at Roswell, but their work ethic and the support of their families will lead them to continued success,” said Principal Robert Shaw, Ed.D. “They are great representatives of Roswell and the graduating class of 2019.”
Khan is the son of Zia and Ahsan Khan of Roswell, and his two older sisters are also Roswell High School graduates. Prior to attending Roswell High School, he attended Mountain Park Elementary, High Meadows School and Crabapple Middle School. His numeric average is 102.8.
Khan has been a member of the Academic Bowl, the Young Democrats Club and Mu Alpha Theta, the math National Honor Society. He volunteers with Feed the Hungry through his mosque, plays guitar, bass and keyboard, and is a private math tutor.
“The best thing about Roswell is the teachers here,” said Khan. “They’ve all been really great.
Khan’s favorite student life memory is attending the football games and taking part in the traditional flour toss.
He plans to attend Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he will major in computer science or humanities.
Krone is the daughter of Jamie and Linda Krone of Roswell. Her younger brother is a sophomore at Roswell High School. Krone’s numeric average is 102.6. Prior to her four years at Roswell High School, Krone and her family lived in South Florida.
Krone was on the varsity gymnastics team for three years, ran cross country and was on the golf team, as well as serving on Student Council. She was president of the Chemistry Club. Her favorite classes were Advanced Placement Sculpture and 3D Design. Krone worked as a special needs therapy intern at Jacob’s Ladder Center.
She says of Roswell High School, “I like how kind everyone is to each other.”
Krone plans to attend the University of Florida on a National Merit Scholarship and major in psychology or art therapy.
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