Top of the class: Bayley Hotop

Friday, June 26, 2009
Bayley Hotop is the Valedictorian for St. Vincent for 2009. (ELIZABETH DODD ~ edodd@semissourian)

Bayley Hotop

School: St. Vincent de Paul High School

Hometown: Perryville, Mo.

Parents: Nick and Paula Hotop

Post-graduation plans: I will be attending Maryville University in St. Louis to receive my master's of science in nursing to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.

High school activities: Cheerleading (captain), Student Council, Sodality, Pep Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, golf team, Sunday school teacher.

Honors: Christian Service Award, Scholar Athlete, Most Spirited Award, UCA All-Star Cheerleader, nomination for UCA cheerleading camp instructor, attending Southeast Nursing Camp and Mizzou Mini Medical Camp.

GPA: 4.2

Favorite high school memory: Cheering at football games and homecoming

Summer plans: Baby-sitting for a family in Columbia, Mo., hanging out with family and friends at the pool, and going to lots of graduation parties.

What will you miss about high school? Cheerleading and my friends

Explain your prop: I always have a smile on my face and have shown a lot of school spirit as a cheerleader during high school

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