Emmet Patton – Valedictorian
Emmet D. Patton is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2012 at Jenkins High School.
Throughout his high school career, he has participated in Renaissance, National Honor Society, and StageTime Children’s Theatre. He has spent three years in JV and Varsity Football, one year in Varsity Wrestling, and three years in Varsity Track and Field. Emmet has also played bass guitar and drums for the JHS Jazz band for two years and the JHS Pep band for one year.
Emmet will be continuing his education at Washington State University where he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. He will graduate with a 3.883 GPA and would like to thank his mother Elaine and her husband Harry as well as his father Regan and his wife Charlotte for all their love and support. He would also like to thank his siblings Sara, Jared, and Heather for all their support.
Colter Garcia – Salutatorian
Colter Garcia is the Salutatorian for the Jenkins High School Class of 2012.
Colter has a GPA of 3.72, and has been taking all the Honors and Advanced Placement classes that he could, passing 3 of 3 and earning college creadits in 2011, as well as taking an online college Economics course.
Colter was Sophomore Class President and is Senior Class Treasurer. He ran cross-country for three years, was a member of Link Crew, is active in National Honor Society, competed in Knowledge Bowl for four years, and worked for the school’s Gen Tech program for three years.
Colter has played trumpet, baritone and trombone in concert and jazz bands; he started in sixth grade. He has appeared in four high school plays, earning a Varsity letter, and also managed lights for theatre this year.
Colter is active in the Chewelah community as an Eagle Scout in Chewelah Troop 998, and he holds Black Belt rank in Tae Kwon Do, training as an instructor at Bradley’s Tae Kwon Do. In 2010 Colter received a Certificate of Appreciation from USDA for his part in cleaning up an illegal dump site.
In his free time, Colter enjoys reading, especially history and current events, camping, hiking, fixing things, gardening and hanging out with friends. He plans to spend more time this summer helping at the Chewelah Farmers Market and participating in Bridges to the Past events.
After working for the Forest Service this summer, Colter will enter the WSU Honors program in the fall. He has earned Academic Achievement and Engineering scholarships to WSU, as well as having received a $250 scholarship for Citizenship from the 2011 Evergreen Boys State.
Colter is the son of Susan and Danial Baker of Chewelah, and Bruce and Cathy Garcia of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Colter wants to thank all his teachers for helping him and his classmates, especially the skills and efforts of Mark Burnell, Jim Biancardi, Jim Fisk, Patrick Gaffney, Kevin Kernan, Dave Mathews, Janet McLaughlin, Matt McLain, Jim Mulligan, Kyra Rolstad, Mike Schut, Peter Scutio, and Joe Trudeau.
In This Photo: Emmet Patton (left) and Colter Garcia (right)