Kenai Central High School Valedictorians

Shaynee DeVito


Shaynee loves playing French horn, running track, and anything else she can work at. She is attending Montana State University in the Fall of 2011 to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. Shaynee is thankful for the support of her family and friends as she reaches for her dreams. She wants to always have a smile on her face and keep living life to the fullest. She is the daughter of Steve and Aleja DeVito.

Lincoln Wensley

Lincoln Wensley has participated in basketball, swimming, and track all four years of high school, was a first place winner in the “Caring for the Kenai” contest, and has been actively involved with Youth Court, and currently serves as their President.  He has been accepted at Duke University where he will study History and Political Science.  Lincoln is the son of John and Berni Wensley.

Michelle Klaben

“Never give up and always try your hardest no matter what it is,” that’s Michelle’s personal motto. Following her passions over the last 4 years, she’s lettered in X-C running, skiing, and track. She has served as President of the Recycling Club and of the National Honors Society. Musically, she’s performed in community bands, including polka, and competed in state competitions. She’s going to attend UAF and have yet to settle on a major. Her parents are Paul and Suzanne Klaben.

James Watkins

At KCHS, James has participated in Student Government, National Honor Society, and Varsity cross country, Nordic skiing, and soccer. Outside of school, James is involved with Kenai Peninsula Youth Court (current Chief Justice) and snowshoe biathlon (2010 Arctic Winter Games). This fall, James will be attending the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, majoring in chemical engineering.  He is the son of Jed and Chris Watkins of Kenai, and brother of Hannah, Molly, and Heidi Watkins.