Pictured (left to right) are Avery Snyder, Justin Self and Caleb Stout. Photos provided.
Pictured (left to right) are Avery Snyder, Justin Self and Caleb Stout. Photos provided.
NORTH MANCHESTER – Justin Self and Avery Snyder have been named co-valedictorians, and Caleb Stout salutatorian for the class of 2020 at Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School.

Self and Snyder both have a grade point average of 4.0, and Stout has a 3.99 GPA after seven semesters.

Snyder has earned Academic Excellence and highest honor roll honors for four years of high school. As a member of the National Honor Society, she served as the chapter president this year. She participated in student council, journalism, choir, theatre and has received awards from the English department. She has excelled every year of high school in Science Olympiad where she was decorated at both regional and state levels of competition.

She has received perfect attendance, scholar athlete status and community service recognition. Recently, she was named as Indiana Academic All-Star for the class of 2020.

Athletically, Snyder served as the boys soccer team manager and participated in softball for three years where she was named most improved.

After graduating from high school with an academic honors diploma, Snyder plans to attend Indiana State to major in biology with a specialization in genetics and a minor in Spanish. She then plans to continue her education to pursue a career in genetic counseling.

She is the daughter of Kurt and Erica Snyder. Her grandparents are Ed and Reneta Bolen.

Self has earned Academic Excellence and highest honor roll during all four years of high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society and served as secretary. He participated in the Germany exchange program. Throughout his four years of high school, Justin had perfect attendance. He has been involved in choir, school musicals and theatre productions.  Self participated in the Wabash County Honor Choir. He has been actively involved in the Manchester Church of the Brethren youth group.  

Athletically, Self played baseball and soccer for four years and basketball for two years. He was a key member of the soccer team that won a sectional championship this past fall. He received TRC All-Conference and Academic All Conference awards for two years. Self served as the captain of the soccer team for two years.

After graduating from high school with an Academic Honors Diploma, Self plans to attend Valparaiso University to study data science.

He is the son of Randy and Brenda Self.  His grandparents are Phil and Diane Self; and Nancy and the late Don Mack.

Stout has earned Academic Excellence and highest honor roll all four years of high school. He has been recognized as a member of the National Honor Society. His individual awards include Rising Star of Indiana and excellent Spanish student awards. He has been active in Campus Life CORE, church youth group leader and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

His extracurricular activities and athletic involvement includes four years of basketball where he achieved Academic All State Honorable Mention, team captain and mental attitude award recipient for two years. He also participated in boys soccer for four years where he was a key member of the sectional championship team this past fall. Stout was recognized as team captain, golden boot award recipient and leadership award. He also was chosen for TRC All conference in soccer for three years.

After graduating from high school with an Academic Honors Diploma, Stout will attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study Christian ministries. After college, he will pursue a career as a pastor or an athletic chaplain.

He is the son of Kurt and Heidi Stout.  His grandparents are Randy and Sharon Fruitt; and Cynthia and the late Allen Stout.