Cate Truelove is the Marshall High School Class of 2020 Valedictorian and Elizabeth Palmer is Salutatorian in the final senior class rankings announced Thursday morning.
Truelove is the daughter of Kurt and Jennifer Truelove, and Palmer is the daughter of Chase and Sarah Palmer.
Students rounding out the top 10 of the 2020 MHS senior class in academic standing behind Truelove and Palmer are Maycee Griffin at No. 3, Kayla Vanderburg at No. 4, Carl Raymundo at No. 5, Josh Torres (6th), Chloe Buchanan (7th), Madisyn Shepard (8th), Eliz’beth Porcayo (9th) and Hilario Espinoza Gonzalez (10th).
Completing the top 10 percent of the class are Darbi Hill, Davion Williams, Jennifer Alvarado, Jimena Olvera, Sierra Turlington, Emily Castillo, Kelsie Campbell, Blanca Lopez, Jose Diosdado, Samuel Cooper, Carolyn Heard, Caden Clark, Cody Anderson, Sophy Daily, Jarrett Phillips and Isaias Hernandez.
A total number of 248 students make up the senior class at Marshall High School in 2020. Graduation is still tentatively set for May 22, depending on whether or not the state of Texas will allow schools to open on May 4 as is currently scheduled.
All schools in MISD and across the state have been closed through May 4 by executive order of Gov. Greg Abbott, in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
If graduation must be postponed, school officials have stressed that a graduation ceremony will be planned as soon as social distancing regulations and guidelines are lifted.