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Marjorie Rogers Named SILSA's Valedictorian
Marjorie Rogers is the Valedictorian, finishing first amongst the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville (SILSA)’s Class of 2019. The daughter of Milton Rogers, she is a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, the Student Government Association and Mu Alpha Theta. Additionally, Rogers founded the Efforts Towards Conversation Club her Sophomore year and previously participated in the Asheville High School/SILSA Speech and Debate Team as well as the Spanish Club. A gifted cartoonist, she is currently creating content for two animated series as well as a comic series about her job in retail. Throughout high school, Rogers took 18 A-B Tech courses and three Advanced Placement classes. She is fluent in Spanish and had the chance to tutor two of Señora Booher’s Spanish classes. Additionally, Rogers consistently assisted with Asheville Greenworks’ Adopt-a-Street roadside cleanups throughout her four years of high school. She too juggled working at Belk as a sales associate. Rogers was part of SILSA’s Top 10 her Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, finishing first her final three years of high school. She earned the Spanish II award as well as an Asheville City Schools Foundation scholarship. In the fall, Rogers plans to attend Hofstra University and major in Television Production.