Class of 2021 Valedictorian & Salutatorian!
Congratulations to our 2021 Biloxi High School Valedictorian Zoe Groh and Salutatorian Addie Grace Pyron!
Zoe Groh has attended Biloxi High School since her freshman year. She was the president of Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, historian of Campus Security Council, and member of the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, and Mu Alpha Theta. She was also the copy editor and academic editor for the Indian Echo yearbook. She received the Excellence Awards in World History, Algebra II, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement United States History, Dual Credit General Biology, Advanced Placement Statistics, Advanced Placement US Government and Politics, Spanish, Nutrition and Wellness, and Dual Credit Composition 101. She was also a member of the ACT 30+ Club. Zoe was awarded a full four-year academic scholarship to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and was invited to participate in the First-Year Scholars program this summer at Yale. In addition, she was a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. After graduation, Zoe plans to double major in economics and statistics at Yale University.
Adkerson Grace Pyron is a lifelong resident of Biloxi, Mississippi and is the daughter of Jimmy and Jennifer Pyron. Her brothers are Wyatt (8th) and Ike (7th) Pyron. Addie Grace has been actively involved in numerous clubs at Biloxi High School, including National Honor Society, Student Council, Beta Club, Key Club, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, AP Psychology Club, Biloxi Belles Dance Team, and BHS Marching and Concert Band. She has served as President of National Honor Society, Captain of the Dance Team, and Drum Major of the Marching Band. Most recently, Addie Grace was chosen to be a member of the BHS Hall of Fame, was selected as a US Presidential Scholar Candidate, and was chosen as STAR Student. She is also a flautist and piccolo player in Biloxi High School’s Wind Ensemble. Addie Grace has danced at Ballet Theatre School for over 15 years, where she takes pointe, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary. She has performed in 15 recitals and 9 productions of the Nutcracker, and she is currently preparing for the role of Jasmine in BTS’s production of Aladdin. Addie Grace has served her community as a member of JABOS Crown Club, wherein she was Chair of the service project Candy Cane Lane. Addie Grace plans to attend the University of Alabama in the fall, where she has been accepted into the Honors College and offered the UA Presidential Scholarship, and she plans pursue the Pre-Law track.