Emily Noelle Wade has earned the title of valedictorian of the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders Class of 2016 with a 4.71 weighted GPA. Emily is a distinguished graduate having excelled in advanced placement classes throughout high school. She is actively involved in the community as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers. She excels in choir and has earned the highest ratings in UIL Choir Solo competition for the last three years. She will compete at the state level one last time in late May. Emily is a member of the Talkington Symphony Orchestra, the UIL Ready Writing Team, and the Lady Warrior Show Choir. The faculty selected Emily as Miss Talkington High School for 2016. Emily has been a member of the National Honor Society for three years and has served as President of the organization her senior year. She plans to attend the Texas Tech University Honors College in the fall to study Agricultural Communications.