2021 Valedictorian & Salutatorian

2021 Valedictorian & Salutatorian
Posted on 05/24/2021

Miller Knaub

Ayden Miller

Class of 2021 Valedictorian

Ayden Miller
is the son of Dru & Sue Miller. Ayden has been actively involved in sports and clubs throughout his high school career: Student Council (grades 9-12), Class Treasurer (grades 10-11), Link Crew (grades 11-12), National Honor Society Treasurer (grade 12), football (grades 9-12), and wrestling (grades 10-12). Ayden was chosen as the MAHS Student of the Month in October 2020, and was the recipient of the High School Scholar All-American Award which is presented by the National Wrestling Coaches Association & the United States Marine Corps. The High School staff member who influenced Ayden most was Coach Brett Myers. “He pushed me on and off the field,” says Ayden. “He taught me how to be a better man. He taught me how important hard work is in order to succeed.” Ayden plans to attend Virginia Tech to major in Mechanical Engineering. “It is very math and science oriented, and math and science classes have always been my favorite classes throughout my life. I also get to build and design cool things.” When asked what advice Ayden would give to underclassmen he stated, “Stay on top of your homework. Although homework can be extremely stressful, it is a big part of your grades, and having good grades has a lot of benefits throughout the college process.”


Jared KnaubClass of 2021 Salutatorian

Jordan Knaub is the son of Mike & Gina Knaub. Jordan's High School experiences include: National Honors Society (grades 10-12), P.R.I.D.E. Club (grades 9-12, Secretary 11-12), FCCLA (grades 9-12), Mini-THON (grades 9-12), Band (grades 9-12), Marching Band (grades 9-11), Choir (grades 9-12), Select Choir (grades 9-11), County Choir (grades 9-11), Track and Field (grades 9-11). Jordan’s most influential teacher during his Raider journey was his 3rd grade teacher Gwen Martz. “Mrs. Martz pushed me to be a better student and a better person. Over the past decade she has continued to show me support through congratulations on achievements, praise after musical performances, and always asked for a life update while on the annual Broadway trip to New York City. Although I was no longer in her class, she continued to be an enduring positive influence in my life.” After high school, Jordan plans to attend Temple University Main Campus to major in Psychology. “I chose Psychology as my major because I’ve always been interested in mental health. I also am a very empathetic and caring person, therefore entering a field where my job is to help others fits me perfectly.” Some advice Jordan would offer underclassmen is to get involved, make friends, and enjoy your high school years; but don’t forget about your school work.

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