The valedictorian for the class of 2015 of New Deal High School is Shelby Cooper. Shelby is the daughter of Jeff and Rebecca Cooper and has attended New Deal Schools for twelve years. In high school, Shelby was actively involved in Student Council where she was treasurer and president, FCCLA where she placed 5th and 3rd at State over two years, Nation Honor Society, the junior varsity basketball team, the junior varsity cheerleading squad, the varsity softball team, the varsity cross country team, was a varsity cheerleader, was the varsity head cheerleader, a member of the newspaper staff, a member of the yearbook staff, the varsity track team, and was a STEM ambassador. Shelby will be attending Baylor University in the fall, majoring in biochemistry and minoring in theology, preparing her medical school and the mission field. When Shelby grows up, she would like to be an OB/GYN and missionary.