Proud parents, brothers and sisters and other family members are packing auditoriums and stadiums across Reporter Newspapers communities to clap and cheer as local high schools confer hard-earned diplomas and special honors on hundreds of new graduates.

Here is a gallery of photographs of the valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2016 at high schools in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The schools provided the students’ names and photographs or made arrangements to have their photographs taken.

Atlanta Girls School

Jennifer Russ

Valedictorian

Atlanta International School

Naveed Matinfar

Valedictorian

Shreyas Krishnapura

Salutatorian­

Brandon Hall


Tianqi “Dorian” Zhao

Valedictorian

Pashali Anvarov

Salutatorian

Chamblee Charter High School

Aomeng Cui

Valedictorian

Mutasem Shopon

Valedictorians

Mati Alemayehu

Salutatorian

Joseph Lee

Salutatorian

Cross Keys High School

David Nguyen

Valedictorian

Agnele Sewa

Salutatorian

Dunwoody High School

Parul Rai

Valedictorian

Caroline Kish

 Salutatorian

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Will Epperson

Valedictorian

Greyson Burnett

 Salutatorian 

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Lauren Bohling

Valedictorian  

Sarah Verlander

Salutatorian

Lovett School

Charlotte Lee

Valedictorian  

Sarah Corning

Salutatorian   

Marist School

Nicholas Isaf

Valedictorian

Christian McKittrick

Salutatorian

Courtney Peters

Salutatorian

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

Derek Liu

Valedictorian  

Anjana Anandkumar

Salutatorian

North Atlanta High School

Lydia Zemmali

Valedictorian

Bethany Bell

Salutatorian

North Springs Charter High School

Sanjay John

Valedictorian    

Abigail Szabo

Salutatorian                                     

Pace Academy

Andrew Wu

Valedictorian                      

Johnny Reece

 Salutatorian                                                   

Riverwood International Charter School

Pascal Acree

Valedictorian

Kyle Andrew Weil

Salutatorian

St. Pius Catholic High School

Edward Jackson

Valedictorian

Anna Marie Jones

Salutatorian

Weber School

Avi Botwinick

Valedictorian

Jessica Bachner

 Salutatorian

Westminster Schools

Charlotte Folinus

Valedictorian

Pranav Rekapalli

Valedictorian

Ariana Mao

Salutatorian

Josh Doman

Salutatorian 

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.