Thursday morning, May 10, 2018, Sulphur Springs High School Principal Derek Driver introduced the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2018. Peyton Dietze, with a 4.28 Grade Point Average (GPA), was named Valedictorian and Sarah Harper, with a 4.25 GPA, was named Salutatorian.
Peyton, daughter of Jason and Jill Dietze, will attend Baylor University and major in Accounting. She has served as Class President her Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. She is a two year member of National Honor Society and served as President this year. She is President of the SSHS Key Club and has been a member for four years. She is Secretary of the National Technical Honor Society and a two year member. She has cheered for four years as a member of the Freshman quad, Captain of the Junior Varsity, and Co-Captain of the Varsity squad. A FCCLA member for three years, she was a Rotary Youth Leadership Award s Camper her junior year. Peyton is a member of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce High School Leadership Class, Heart’s Queen Nominee her junior and senior year, and a Senior nominee for Most Thoughtful, Most Friendly, Most Likely to Succeed, and Prom Queen.
Sarah, daughter of Nathan and Liz Crouch and Jaime and Amy Harper, will attend Austin College and continue her education pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Her University Interscholastic League honors include: One Act Play, All-Star Cast district, bi-district, and Honorable Mention Area; Prose, fourth place in district, sixth place in region; Spelling, individual second place in District and advancing to State as a spelling team member. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Chamber of Commerce High School Leadership Class, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Theatre Club, Key Club, and Officer of the International Thespian Society.