Spotlight on Forest Park High School
Posted on 06/22/2018
FPHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Valedictorian, Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller, Forest Park High School valedictorian, thanks one of her freshman year teachers, Mrs. Carlson, for influencing her college and career path. Michelle says it was Mrs. Carlson who fostered her creativity and curiosity into a skill within computer science. This fall, Michelle will begin her studies in computer science at the University of Virginia. Michelle also attended The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park.

FPHS Valedictorian Michelle Miller

Extracurricular Activities:

Computer Science Committee – Senior Leader

Cyber Patriot – Team Captain

Forest Park VEX Robotics – Project Manager, Programmer, Representative

Forest Park ZERO Robotics – Strategy Leader, Vice President (2016-17), President (2017-18)

Supernova FIRST Robotics – Lead Electrical, Lead Programmer, Vice President

Computer Science Honor Society – Treasurer (2016-17), Vice President (2017-18)

Prince William Adult Rowing Club

Virginia Space Coast Scholars

American Computer Science League

Forest Park Rowing Team

Venture Crew Scouts


Academic Achievements and Honors:

Qualified for VEX Robotics World Championship

VEX Robotics Excellence Award at Virginia State Championship

FIRST Robotics Regional Competition Tournament Champions (2016)

FIRST Robotics Regional Competition Tournament Industrial Design Award

ACSL All-Star International Invitational Participant – placed 6th (2016) and 8th (2017)

Selected for Summer Residential Summer Governor’s School at Lynchburg College

Selected for a residential summer academy at Wallops Flight Facility

National Honor Society

National Computer Science Honor Society

Principals Honor Roll (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17)

Outstanding Information Technology Student of the Year (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17)

Academic Letter

Varsity Letter for Forest Park Rowing

Scholastics Rowing Association of American Nationals Qualifier and Competitor


Community Involvement:

Code Camp – Co-Founder

Prince William County Middle School Robotics mentor

National Youth Leadership Training

Bridging the Gap volunteer

Breakfast with Santa volunteer


Schools Attended:

Montclair Elementary School

Saunders Middle School


College plans:

Michelle will attend the University of Virginia this fall on a full tuition scholarship. She plans to major in computer science.


FPHS Salutatorian Katy CarneySalutatorian, Katy Carney

Katy Carney, Forest Park High School salutatorian, heads to Virginia Tech this fall. As former Chemistry Honor Society President and former student of The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park, she plans to continue in science, and will be studying mechanical engineering.


Extracurricular Activities:

National Honor Society

Social Studies Honor Society

Chemistry Honor Society – President

Tennis – Varsity Captain

Cross Country



Academic Achievements and Honors:

Academic Letter

Principal’s Honor Roll

Youth Salute Finalist

Coaches Award

Selected for advanced research at The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park


Community Involvement:

Hope Hill Church Children’s Ministry volunteer

Lab Technician volunteer

Community Tutoring volunteer


Schools Attended:

Ashland Elementary School

Benton Middle School


College Plans:

Katy will be attending Virginia Tech this fall, and intends to double-major in mechanical engineering and business. 

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