By Stella Katsipoutis-Varkanis

Despite facing the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, these powerhouse seniors made it to the top of the Class of 2020. Not only did they reach the highest level of academic achievement by earning perfect 4.0 GPAs, but they also left a lasting mark on the Lafayette community through their ambitious extracurricular endeavors.

And being that all four valedictorians are women, we couldn’t think of a better way to usher in Lafayette’s 50th anniversary of coeducation—which the College will be celebrating this fall—than by honoring their stellar accomplishments. From a software engineer, to a potential CIA agent, to a vaccine manufacturing engineer, to a future entertainment engineer, these four students are poised to change the world. Here’s a chance to get to know them.