WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School has announced the names of its 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

Derek Lim was named the 2017 West Orange High School Valedictorian. Lim is the captain of Cross-Country Track and hopes to start a Science Olympiad team at the high school. He hopes to major in mathematics and attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Mariel Go was named Salutatorian for the Class of 2017. Go is president of  the Interact Club and also plans to major in Mathematics, attending Rutgers University.

Class rank is determined by student Grade Point Average (GPA) after junior year. The rankings are released and students are notified by the end of September. This helps students to apply for early admission to colleges. As the year progresses, colleges that the students apply to receive updates of their grades each semester.