The Warrenton High School graduation ceremony is at 7 p.m. Friday at Warrenton High School.
ValedictorianKatie ArnallKatherine "Katie" Arnall, 18, is the daughter of Douglas and Terry Arnall. She is president of the National Honor Society, the public relations officer for the Associated Student Body, the Swedish Princess for the Midsummer Scandinavian Festival, and was the fall and winter sports writer. Her honors include the 2003 Math Award, 2003 Principal's Award, Citizenship Award, Outstanding Freshman award and the Murl G. Peterson Award. She is involved in varsity track and field and volleyball. Arnall is a four-time district champion in the discus and shotput, placed sixth, seventh and third at the state meet, was named to the Northwest League All-Star Team in 2003, and to the second, third and honorable mention teams at state. She is also a two-time competitor at the Meet of Champions and was the Daily Astorian's Female Field Athlete for 2002. She earned three letters on the volleyball team, was on the all-tournament team in a Nestucca tournament and was a member of the 2001 state qualifying team. She plans to attend the Oregon Institute of Technology, majoring in mechanical engineering/manufacturing engineering. Scholarships she has received are OIT's Dean's Academic Scholarship, Oregon Tech Foundation Shaw Presidential Scholarship, AeA Technology Scholarship, Dick and Harriet Baldwin of Gateway Masonic Lodge No. 175 Scholarship and the Murl G. Peterson Award for Scholastic Achievement of Gateway Masonic Lodge No. 175.
SalutatorianZach GantenbeinZach Gantenbein, 18, is the son of Dennis and Sherry Gantenbein. He is a member of the student council and the National Honor Society, and is a four-year recipient of Masonic Lodge Honors. He played on the varsity football team for three years, and coaches named him to the First Team All-league as a receiver and defensive back, Second Team All-State as a receiver, was the co-captain and co-MVP of the team and selected as the alternate for the all-state Shrine Game. He also played three years of varsity basketball and was named to the Second Team All-league, and four years of varsity baseball and was named to the First Team All-league as an infielder for three years and to the Third Team All-state for two years. He plans to attend Pacific University, earn a masters degree in mathematics, teach high school math and coach. Scholarships he has received are the Dick and Harriet Baldwin Gateway Lodge Scholarship, Pacific Presidential Scholarship and the Pacific Pace Setters Scholarship