Butler leads PHHS class, Cheeley and Rossman are co-salutatorians

ASHLAND – Levi Butler graduates on Saturday as valedictorian of the Class of 2017 at Patrick Henry High School with a grade point average of 4.63768.

Sharing the honors as co-salutatorians are Coleman Cheeley and Aiden C. Rossman. Their grade point average tied at 4.6363.

The son of Ron and Judy Butler, Butler is a member of the Latin Club, Science National Honor Society and Marching Band.

He will be studying general engineering at Virginia Tech.

Cheeley is the son of Amy Mendelson Cheeley and Carl Cheeley.

He served as vice president of the Spanish National Honor Society and was a member of the National Honor Society, varsity soccer team and varsity volleyball team.

In the community, Cheeley volunteers at the Rockville Center/Gym and works in the Service Garden for the Central Virginia Food Bank.

He plans to pursue a double major in Global Studies and Spanish at the University of North Carolina.

An IB Diploma candidate, Cheeley said about his high school years: “I look forward to broadening my horizons in college, and eventually making a difference in the world.”

Rossman parents are Adam and Abigail Rossman.

She has been a four-year varsity field hockey member. She also was a member of the Beta Club and Emerging Leaders.

Her community involvement includes serving as a volunteer coach for Hotshots field hockey and a volunteer member of Hands-on RVA.

Rossman will be playing D1 field hockey at American University. She is considering a degree in psychology. She is going to take a gap semester in Germany before attending college.

She was enthusiastic about her high school experience. “The PH pride that filled the school my senior year made me more proud than ever to be a patriot.”

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