Aubrey High School has named Will Dow as valedictorian and Jarom Larman as salutatorian for the Class of 2018. The valedictorian is the senior with the highest cumulative grade point average. The salutatorian is the senior with the second-highest cumulative GPA. “We are very proud of these two young men and the entire class of 2018,” Aubrey ISD Superintendent Dr. David Belding said. “This senior class has proven themselves to be exceptional in academic achievement and extracurricular accomplishments. We are especially proud of Will and Jarom for earning the valedictorian and salutatorian designations. We know they will continue to achieve academically and be a positive influence in our world as they move forward in their future endeavors.” “I can’t think of any two individuals that represent what Aubrey is all about without including Will Dow and Jarom Larman,” AHS principal Matt Gore said. “They embody our commitment to excellence in all area of education. Both Will and Jarom have worked incredibly hard. We are so proud of them and excited for what lies ahead, we know they will make a difference in the world.”
Will Dow is the son of Bob and Colleen Dow. He has earned the distinction of valedictorian for Homecoming King and Queen the AHS Class of 2018 and plans to attend Texas A&M and major in chemistry. His goal is to become an anesthesiologist. He has taken several advancement placement and college-level classes, including AP calculus, medical microbiology, dual credit economics, AP English language and AP biology. Will played on the football, track and field, baseball, basketball and powerlifting teams over his four-year career at AHS. He is also a member of UIL Academics and Beta Club and was voted Homecoming King this past fall. At the most recent UIL academic district meet, his team took first place in science, he was the top individual in science, and he had the top scores in physics, biology and chemistry. Will is a two-time all-district performer at cornerback in football and was a regional qualifier in track and field and powerlifting as a junior. He has been named academic all-district four times and received academic all-state elite team honors in football and track. Will also received the Burlsworth Outstanding Sportsmanship and Character award as a senior in football. Jarom is the son of Josh and Olivia Larman.
He will attend Harvard University after a two-year mission Jarom Larman with Matt Gore trip to Russia. He plans on concentrating in biochemistry and would like to attend Harvard Medical School. His top-level classes this year include veterinary medicine, AP calculus, AP English, dual credit economics, medical microbiology and AP biology. Jarom was a member of the football team, Aubrey FFA, UIL Academics and Beta Club. In football, he was named district offensive lineman of the year as a senior, received academic all-district honors and was named to the THSCA Academic AllState Elite Team this past fall. Other accolades include taking fifth place as an individual at the regional science UIL contest and being named a state alternate. Jarom was part of the FFA horse judging team that qualified for state three years in a row and placed second at the most recent state competition. He was breed champion Hampshire at the open show at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Jarom was selected for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence by the Washington Adventist University. He is also an Eagle Scout. Graduation will take place on Friday, June 1 at 6 p.m. at the University of North Texas Coliseum, located at 600 Ave. D in Denton.