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Mark Webb/The Herald-Dispatch

Megan Gilpin Age: 18 High School: Chesapeake High School GPA: 4.0 College plans: University of Charleston Accomplishments: first in class, National Honor Society vice president, Beta club faculty liaison, University of Charleston presidential scholar, Presidential Community Service Award, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference, Hugh O’Brian World Leadership Congress, Senior Salute, Tap dance for two years, volleyball for two years, Student Council senior class vice president, volunteer for multiple organizations, perfect attendance award, S.C.O.R.E.S. awards.

Gallery: Star students 2011

May. 22, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

The Herald-Dispatch asked parents, relatives, teachers and friends to submit the names of graduating Tri-State students who have demonstrated excellence. A team of editors and reporters had to narrow the choices from dozens of nominations.

From community service to sports, drama and scholarships, these students represent a cross-section of the excellence of the class of 2011. The students who appear here (in alphabetical order, with numbers for identification purpose only) have demonstrated the ability to juggle dozens of activities while keeping their grades up; developed talents in several spheres; given to our community and other communities; and have overcome challenges to beat the odds.

For these reasons and more, these 33 young men and women have been named the 2011 Star Students.

These faces are a representation of the hundreds of students graduating and moving on to bright futures. The Herald-Dispatch congratulates them all.