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Michaela Deaver, Salutatorian at Valley Oaks Charter School

Michaela Deaver has been awarded the 2022 Valley Oaks Charter School salutatorian. This incredibly resilient and flexible young lady is the oldest of five siblings and was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Michaela's has lived in 10 houses on four military bases over the past 18 years!

Michaela came to Valley Oaks in 2012. She was home schooled from kindergarten through her senior year of high school. Although she has a passion for science and education, her academics have also included trigonometry and learning German. She has made Honor Roll each semester. Michaela was surprised to find she enjoyed the photography class. Other interests include archery, true crime, reading, writing and debate.

Michaela is excited to start her General Science studies at Cerro Coso Community College and then move on to UC Monterrey Bay where she plans on majoring in Marine Biology. She states, "I am interested in learning more about one of the last frontiers on earth."