As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, Snow College has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian. For the 2017 Commencement, Bryce Sorensen and Jessica Guymon Cox have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian.
Bryce Sorenson from Gunnison, Utah is the valedictorian for the Class of 2017. He has had great academic achievement. While in high school at Gunnison Valley High School he was the salutatorian where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. While in high school, he was very involved in the FFA and had much success during his involvement.
After high school, he served an LDS mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for two years. When he got home he started his career at Snow where he already had a kickstart from high school with 23 college credits. His hardworking attitude helped him keep a 4.0 while at Snow. Though he works hard in school, he is also an adventure seeking outdoorsman.
He has learned how to work hard from being raised on a family farm and working since he was twelve. He also worked on the Sanpitch Dairy while in high school and was in charge of feeding the calves every day. To get further in the agriculture world, Bryce is continuing his education at Utah State University where he plans to receive a double bachelors in Agribusiness and Agriculture Systems and Technology, with a minor in Agronomy.
Jessica Guymon Cox is this year’s salutatorian. She graduated from Emery High school where she was involved in a variety of sports and clubs. Jessica was captain for both the volleyball, swim teams she was also Honors Society President. She graduated from high school with honors and was named the General Scholarship Sterling Scholar.
Jessica did not let her involvement stop in high school: she was an active participant of the Snow College community. She worked on campus with mail services, was part of a volleyball intramural team, and cheered with the Rowdy Crowd. Though she didn’t play basketball intramurals, she was a faithful cheerleader for her husband.
Jessica and her husband Cory went to the same high school, but after her LDS mission their paths crossed again here at Snow College and they were married last summer in the Manti Temple. She was also involved in the A Capella and LDS Institute Choirs.
Though she was very involved in college life she never let her studies slip. She maintained a 4.0 the whole time she was at Snow. She is going to furthering her academic career at Southern Utah University and is continuing in the field of elementary education.