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Park co-valedictorians Kyle Gross and Melissa Crawford, who are dating, finished first and second in their senior class at Park High School. Crawford barely edged out Gross for highest GPA among graduating seniors. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Park High School's co-valedictorians: A couple at the top and looking ahead

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Kyle Gross and Melissa Crawford knew they were neck and neck in the academic race to the top of Park High School's senior class.

But how about a finish separated by one one-thousandth of a point?


"It was super close," said Gross, whose 4.3311 grade point average was narrowly edged by Crawford's 4.3322.

Their GPAs were so close, in fact, that Park administrators named Crawford and Gross this year's co-valedictorians.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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