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Sanford-Fritch High School has named its top two graduates for the Class of 2012.
Natasha Renee Tolley is the valedictorian of this yearâ€™s class, holding a 4.0 GPA, and Madison Allen is the salutatorian, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Tolley is graduating with 18 dual college credit hours from Frank Phillips College and Allen is graduating with 20 dual college credit hours from FPC.
Miss Tolley is the 17-year-old daughter of Jim and Tonya Tolley and sister of Justin Tolley of Fritch. Her maternal grandparents are Phyllis Kinnard of Fritch and the late Henry W. Kinnard. Her paternal grandparents are Polly Sloan of Borger and the late Leonard Sloan, along with Jean Tolley and the late James E. Tolley.
She has two passions in life â€“ her love for Jesus and any form of artistic endeavors.
She has received the Sanford-Fritch Classroom Teachers Association Scholarship and the Dallas Art Institute High School Competition Scholarship Award. She is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and served as vice-president her senior year.
Miss Tolley has been active in student council for four years and served as treasurer this year. She is also the Senior Class President and yearbook editor. She served in FCCLA and participated in One-Act play as a crew member.
She is a two-year member of the Business Professionals of America and served as historian her senior year. She has volunteered in many civic organizations, including Relay for Life and Cancer Survivorâ€™s Day at Harrington Center Center, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Miss Tolley plans to attend the Dallas Art Institute, where she will major in fashion design.
Miss Allen is the daughter of Darin and Edie Allen.
She is the recipient of a Baylor University Presidentâ€™s Gold Scholarship and Chevron Phillips Chemical Dependentâ€™s Scholarship. She has attended Sanford-Fritch ISD since fifth grade.
She has been a part of the Sanford-Fritch High School Volleyball Team since 2009 and has been on varsity the past two years. She has been a varsity cheerleader since 2009 and received the award of All-American the past three years given by the Universal Cheerleaders Association.
Miss Allen has been a member of the National Honor Society for the past three years and has served as president for the past year. She has been a member of student council and served as historian this year. She is also the senior class vice-president and was voted most likely to succeed.
She plans to attend Baylor University in the fall, where she will study law and fashion marketing and design. She hopes to one day reside and work in New York City.
Graduation ceremonies for SFHS will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Eagle Stadium in Fritch.