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Millis High School announces 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian

Millis High School recently announced the names of the valedictorian and salutatorian for its graduating Class of 2024: Valedictorian Emily Steiner and Salutatorian Wilson Copice. 
Emily Steiner will be recognized at graduation ceremonies as the class Valedictorian. A member of the National Honor Society, Emily has been recognized for her academic achievements with countless awards, including: The Euclid Special Talent And Recognition Award (Honors Geometry), Excellence in Honors Spanish I-III Immersion, Excellence in Art, Design, and New Media, Excellence in Honors Biology, The Frederick Douglas Award, The Truman Capote Award for Excellence in AP Language and Composition, and The Piaget Award for Excellence in AP Psychology. Last year, Emily was chosen for the prestigious Harvard Book Award, which recognizes a student who exemplifies excellence in scholarship and high character combined with achievement in other fields. 
In addition to her academic prowess, Emily has made significant contributions to our school community through her involvement with various clubs and athletic programs. She is currently a member of Art Club, Harry Potter Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and Active Minds. An advocate for mental health awareness, Emily decided to start a podcast called EmPowered for her senior project, which serves as a platform to discuss teen mental health and wellbeing in a laid back, safe, and supportive environment. One of the captains of the soccer team her senior year, Emily played four years of varsity soccer and was a three-year member of the varsity girls spring track team. 
Emily will be attending Hamilton College next fall where she will major in psychology and sociology. Emily is the daughter of Brian and Christine Steiner of Millis. 
Wilson Copice is Millis High School’s Salutatorian for the Class of 2024. A member of the National Honor Society, Wilson has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout high school, including the Bryn Mawr Book Award, Rochester Institute of Technology Award, and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence. Wilson is a Spanish Immersion student and a Global Scholar at MHS. 
Outside of the classroom, Wilson is president of the Millis High School Chorus, Chem Club, and Harry Potter Club. She is also president of Terpsichore, the MHS dance organization, where she is an outstanding leader both on stage and backstage. She helps run the shows and manage and mentor dozens of younger dancers with each performance. Wilson is also an active member of Amnesty International and the Leos Club. Through her participation in these clubs, she has planned and supported dozens of community service events that benefit her classmates and her community. This past year, Wilson participated in the Youth in Philanthropy Program through the Community Foundation for MetroWest, completing an intensive 20-week program that included learning the role of nonprofits, the grant writing and reading processes, site visits, and the actual awarding of grants. 
Wilson will be attending Wellesley College in the fall, where she will be majoring in international relations. Wilson is the daughter of David and Stephanie Copice of Millis. 
Millis High School will graduate a class of 91 students during its 121st commencement exercises on campus, at Welch Memorial Field, on June 6, 2024, at 6 p.m.