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Mark Webb/The Herald-Dispatch

Dava Gayle Spurlock
High school: Fairland High School
Grade point average: 3.952
College: Ohio University
Accomplishments: Freshman Leadership Grant Scholarship, graduating fourth in class, Senior Salute, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M, Drama Club, Majorette, Concert and All-County Band, three-time S.C.O.R.E.S. medalist.

Gallery: 2009 Star Students

May. 24, 2009 @ 12:01 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 had to narrow the choices from the dozens of nominations.

From community service to sports, drama and scholarships, these students represent a cross-section of the excellence of the class of 2009.

The students who appear here have demonstrated their ability to juggle dozens of activities while keeping their grades up; developed talents in several spheres; given back to our community and other communities; and overcome challenges to beat the odds.

For those reasons and more, these 32 young men and women have been named the 2009 Star Students.

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