Salutatorian: Darby Thornton. Darby is the son of Philip & Janet Thornton. Darby is a member of National Honor Society and is president of his senior class. Darby is a 2-year letterman in football, basketball, track, and baseball, having earned all-district and all-South Plains honors in football and baseball. Darby has competed in UIL journalism events, advancing to regional-level competition for the past 4 years. This year, Darby was voted by his peers as Mr. Idalou High School and by his teachers as Outstanding Overall Senior Boy. Darby is graduating with a gpa of 4.01 and plans to attend Hardin-Simmons University.