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Nora Freeman named Valedictorian at Thornton Academy

Nora Freeman, a student described as having an “insatiable appetite for intellectual challenge” has been named Thornton Academy’s valedictorian for the Class of 2024.

Nora earned a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.20 while taking nine Advanced Placement courses and 14 Honors classes during her 4 years at Thornton.

“She is an impressively bright young lady,” says Lucretia Wallace, a school counselor at Thornton. “ She is a driven, mature, and thoughtful young woman who brings a seriousness of purpose to her education that results in impressive academic achievement and overall personal growth.”

In addition to her academic achievements, Nora is a member of the Thornton Swim Team, Math Team, and also volunteers for Literacy Leaders, a program that brings high school students into elementary classrooms to encourage reading. 

Nora plans to study chemical engineering at the University of Maine.