Class of 2022 Salutatorians – Pleasanton Express

Kenley Everett

Pleasanton High School Salutatorian

Madilyne Vick

Jourdanton High School Salutatorian

Haley Hammond

Poteet High School Salutatorian

Jenna Dillard

Charlotte High School Salutatorian

Rylie Reed

McMullen County ISD Salutatorian

Kenley Rae Everett is a Lifetime Student and Class of 2022 Salutatorian from Pleasanton High School. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Karen Everett. Kenley has been a determined and driven person from the start. Always wanting to work to the maximum of her ability, Kenley signed up for various activities and organizations. Kenley is a member of Student Council and the National Honor Society. She was a class officer for two years and participated in Business Professionals of America and FFA. Through FFA, she was able to hone her speaking skills, show livestock, and participate in many hours of community service. Kenley has also been a member of the Pleasanton women’s soccer team for four years, where she served as captain. Academically, Kenley challenged herself in the upper and AP grades. Kenley will attend Baylor University where she will major in entrepreneurship and have three minors in management, marketing and statistics to eventually open her own business.

Madilyn Vick is the daughter of Jason and Valerie Vick and the Jourdanton High School class of 2022 Salutatorian. Throughout her four years of high school, Madilyn participated in numerous extracurricular activities, including Jourdanton FFA, National Honor Society, UIL Academics, Atascosa County 4-H, and Jourdanton Athletics. She has been hugely involved in Jourdanton FFA where she has competed on numerous state qualifying teams including the Field Judging and Wool Judging teams. She also showed steers for 10 years, achieving success at numerous shows. Madilyn also served on the District 12 4-H Officer Team for two years and served as the Atascosa County 4-H Ambassador Chair. Last year, she began competing in barbecue competitions, winning reserve grand champion at the San Antonio Junior Pitmaster competition with her teammate, Marti Ducote. Madilyn was chair of the NHS, vice-chair of Jourdanton FFA and vice-chair of Zone X FFA in her final year. She will attend Texas A&M University in College Station and pursue a degree in animal science.

Haley Hammonds is the Poteet High School Class of 2022 Salutatorian. She will attend Texas A&M University-San Antonio in the fall, then transfer to UT Science Health Center where she will receive her master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner. Haley was Vice President of Poteet FFA, President of Leo’s Club, 2022 Poteet Strawberry Festival Princess, member of the Interact and Spanish Club, School Health Advisory Council and part of varsity tennis and basketball her senior year. She was also accepted into the Texas A&M Honors Program and selected to serve in the Presidential Leadership Class. She was an active member of the Poteet FFA chapter where she showed pigs and was part of the ACLS Barn Buddies. She graduates with over $30,000 in scholarships, 24 hours of college credit, and over 100 volunteer hours.

Jenna Dillard is the daughter of Henry and Olga Dillard and is the Charlotte High School Class of 2022 Salutatorian. In high school, she competed in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field where she received all-state academic honors in basketball and track her senior year. Jenna was an area track qualifier her freshman, junior, and senior years. She was also a varsity cheerleader for the four years she was voted co-captain in her senior year. Jenna was also a member of the National Honor Society and a member of One Act Play. She has dedicated many hours to community service in her town and church, and is an active member of the youth group at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Jenna will attend Texas A&M University in Kingsville to major in animal science with the goal of becoming a veterinarian and working with animals.

Rylie Reed is the daughter of Rachel and Tyler Reed and is the McMullen County ISD Class of 2022 Salutatorian. She has been involved in academic UIL, NHS, OAP, basketball and FFA. Rylie was able to do a lot, but nothing would be possible without her parents who helped her get to where she is today. Some of her favorite memories include winning the state finalist award for Ag Issues in her senior year and all the long trips she took across the state. Rylie has been to State nine times in two years and has definitely felt the love from her teammates over the past four years. She will attend Baylor University in the fall where she will study math. His favorite quote is: “Remember that success is not the key to happiness, but happiness is the key to success.”

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