Congratulations to DeKalb County School District’s Valedictorians and Salutatorians! We are very proud of each of you for your commitment to academic excellence! As you prepare to pursue your dreams and goals beyond high school, remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” As you begin your next chapter, I challenge you and encourage you to continue to SOAR! ~ Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Superintendent

Class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians Virtual Tribute

The DeKalb County School District acknowledges and celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of the members of the Class of 2020. The purpose of the presentation is to recognize the valedictorians and salutatorians as defined by Board policy. In accordance with Board policy, IHDA states:

“The senior student with the highest cumulative grade point average will be designated as the senior class valedictorian. The senior student with the second highest grade point average will be designated as the salutatorian. These designees shall be determined after first semester grades have been posted to student grade histories. If there is an exact tie for the highest grade-point average, co-valedictorians will be identified. Similarly, if there is an exact tie for the second highest grade-point average, co-salutatorians will be identified.”

The District certified 26 valedictorians and 26 salutatorians for the Class of 2020. Congratulations are extended to the honorees as they celebrate this important milestone in their lives.




Arabia Mountain High School Magnet – Danait Issac
Resident – Robyn Nelson
Magnet – Sanaejah Reid
Resident– Diamond Mayeba
Cedar Grove High School Mackenzie Laws Kyla McKoy
Chamblee High School Magnet – Nevin Aresh
Resident – Hattie Carter
Magnet – Md Alam
Resident – Rachael Jackson
Clarkston High School Tewodros Fisseha Najma Noor
Columbia High School Magnet – Desiree Bailey
Resident – Kari Annis
Magnet – Nikita Wood
Resident – Joshua Smith
Cross Keys High School Kristy Nguyen Kitty Leung
DeKalb Early College Academy Keianna Moyer Genesis Weever
DeKalb School of Arts Lillian Nittler Nathaniel Ellis
Druid Hills High School Theodore Shepherd James Orson
Dunwoody High School Sophia Gavalas Justin Jasper
Lakeside High School Hanna Baniassad Jared Chen
Lithonia High School Genevieve Montgomery Tamaradoye Oki
Martin Luther King Jr. High School Isabella Escobar Khemyatte Green
McNair High School Abdoul Diallo Kamore Campbell
Miller Grove High School Dominique Coney Yasmin Roble
Redan High School Jahmon Hubbard Jordan McDaniel
Southwest DeKalb High Schoo Magnet – Nyla Weatherington
Resident – Diovanni Johnson
Magnet – Ida Faburay
Resident – Jalen Minor
Stephenson High School Brianna Ambler Elijah Bethea
Stone Mountain High School Salih Numan Amina Jeylani
Tapestry Charter Elaina Aldrich Magdalen O’Connell
Towers High School Paloma Martinez Davisha Cyrus
Tucker High School Luma Younis Bidhya Pradhan