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Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The Westfield School is pleased to award Lauren Haley Black as the Valedictorian and Kerri Ann Lawson as the Salutatorian for the Class of 2021.

Lauren Haley Black, Valedictorian, is a High Honor Graduate with Distinction, an AP Scholar with Honors, and the recipient of numerous top average awards in many academic classes. She is a 2021 Georgia Scholar, a Governor’s Honor’s Nominee in the field of Biology, and a Golden Eagle nominee in the field of Math. She is a Hugh O Bryan Youth Leadership Ambassador and Junior Staff Member, a National Society of High School Scholars Nominee, and a recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Bronze Level. Lauren is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Wofford College Scholar Award, Presbyterian College Fellow Scholar Award, University of Rochester Bausch and Lomb Science Award, Furman University Scholar Award, and University of Georgia Merit Scholar Award.

A graduate of the Perry Chamber Youth Leadership program, Lauren was recognized this year as a Perry Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month. She also serves the community as a member of the Kappa Alpha Zeta Sorority and is an active member of Perry United Methodist Church. At Westfield, she has served as a member of the Foreign Language Club, Beta Club, Prayer Club, Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, captain of the Academic Bowl Team, and the Homecoming Court. During her senior year, she was chosen by her fellow students as the Prom Queen.  

Lauren is the daughter of Spencer and Andrea Black of Perry and will attend the University of Georgia where she has been accepted into the Honors Program.

Kerri Ann Lawson, Salutatorian, is graduating with High Honors with Distinction and has earned top average awards in a variety of academic classes. She is Westfield’s 2021 STAR Student, an AP Scholar, and a Golden Eagle nominee for English Literature. She was selected as the Perry Kiwanis Club’s 2021 Student of the Year. Kerri Ann is also the recipient of numerous awards including the Wofford College Scholar Award, Presbyterian College Fellow Scholar Award, University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Technology, and Furman University Scholar Award. She won the 2021 region championship for literary in the category of Rhetorical Essay.  

Kerri Ann is involved in community service and is an active member of Westfield’s Foreign Language Club, Green Team, Beta Club, Tri-HI-Y, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Prayer Club, Varsity Tennis Team, Co-Captain of the Cheerleading Squad, Co-Editor of the Yearbook, and President of the Key Club. She is a graduate of the Perry Chamber of Commerce’s Perry Youth Leadership Program and is an active member of Perry United Methodist Church.

Kerri Ann is the daughter of Bob and Kollyn Lawson of Perry and will attend the University of Georgia.