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Glubiak and Wyatt earn honors at Aylett

Somerville Gwathmey Glubiak (left) is the 2009 valedictorian and Madeline Kaye Wyatt is salutatorian.

Somerville Gwathmey Glubiak is the 2009 valedictorian for Aylett Country Day School (ACDS). Somer has attended ACDS since preschool. 

She has played on the basketball, volleyball, soccer and tennis teams each year of middle school. The basketball team was undefeated in regular season for the last two years and the soccer team won the league championship. She has also participated in the school track and field meets, winning the shot put and cross-country this year. 

Somer is the first student to make the school forensics team for four years, performing primarily serious prose and poetry and earning a variety of medals and ribbons in the yearly inter-school competitions. She has been active in the school student council association, which focuses on community service through such things as collecting food for food drives and helping orphans in Africa. 

She began and runs the school’s first Green Club, teaching students and faculty about being more environmentally responsible and helping the school to improve its “green” practices. 

Somer also participates in the small student contemporary band at ACDS, learning the guitar.

She has won various awards for local writing and art contests. Last year she received the Woodman Award given each year to the seventh grade student with the highest GPA in history. 

Somer plays AAU basketball year-round in Richmond, and has played in the National Championships in New Orleans. 

She will attend Episcopal High School next year. Her parents are Peter and Anne Glubiak of Walkerton.

Madeline Kaye Wyatt, daughter of Jeff and Denise Wyatt of St. Stephens Church, has earned the rank of salutatorian. Madeline has had numerous honors and awards while attending Aylett, including Honor Roll, Merit Roll, Junior National Young Leaders Conference attendee, Johns Hopkins Talent Search nominee, Forensics 1st Place Senior Humorous Poetry, Forensics 3rd Place Senior Serious Prose, etc. 

She also is a very active athlete, having competed in soccer, volleyball, swimming, basketball and softball. Madeline has gone to the Virginia State All Stars Softball Championships the past two seasons, achieving 3rd place in the state in 2008. She is currently playing on three softball teams at the local and travel team levels. 

This fall, Madeline will attend the prestigious Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in Richmond.

posted 06.20.2009

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