The next classroom Washington Island’s Hayden Lux steps into could likely have more kids in it than her entire school, let alone her graduating class. Lux is the valedictorian for her graduating class of four, including Ryan Jorgensen, Zachary Lux, and Andrea Valentincic. Lux says she has a very close relationship with her classmates to the point that Jorgensen and Valentincic might as well be her siblings, like her brother Zachary. That makes the next step more meaningful for her than if she graduated with a bigger class.
She has been involved in the student council for the last four years, including this past school year as president. She also participated in the school’s basketball, golf, and softball teams. Her advice to the Washington Island students waiting to be in her shoes one day? Work hard now so you can have fun later. Lux will attend UW-Milwaukee this fall to pursue a degree in biomedical sciences so she can become a future stenographer. You can listen to our entire interview with Lux and her principal, Michelle Kanipes, by clicking this link.
Picture courtesy of Washington Island School District