Meet the Chandler Prep Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Chandler Prep May 23, 2024

Chandler Prep ValedictorianChandler Prep Academy announced Leah Schlarmann as the Class of 2024 Valedictorian and Emma Nelson as the Salutatorian. In the fall, both students will attend Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. Nelson will be studying Architecture and Schlarmann will be studying Biology.

Schlarmann is a National Merit Finalist and was chosen by Arizona State University for their National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship. On her Senior Thesis, she “Passed with Excellence” on her paper and defense, receiving the highest marks possible on each. Along with her academic recognitions, she is also a top-level vocalist in honors choir, and she was the first choral vocalist in five years from Chandler Prep to be selected for the Arizona All-State Choir, four years in a row.

Schlarmann also was awarded the Da Vinci Award for her accomplishments in fine arts. This is an award that is not given out every year, so she has been one of the select few to be a recipient at Chandler Prep. Along with this award, she was also inducted in the Fine Arts Hall of Fame at the academy.

Chandler Prep SalutatorianNelson has been involved in the school community in many ways. As a Student Mentor and Peer Tutor, she is always looking to help the school community however she can. Her work can also be seen on the walls throughout Chandler Prep as she was a leading member of the Mural Club that painted the murals throughout the campus. She is also part of the Social Committee and the Mock Trial Team at school.  One of Nelson’s greatest accomplishments came on her Senior Thesis where she also “Passed with Excellence” on her paper and defense, receiving a perfect score on each.

We wish them both the very best on their college careers and future endeavors!

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