Simon Walthers is the Herscher High School Valedictorian for 2020. He is the grandson of Judy Walthers.
Simon was the NHS President, and was involved in Math Team, Scholastic Bowl, WYSE, and was an Illinois State Scholar.
As a math team member, he placed at state as an individual three years running and achieved first place at regionals. He also presented a math paper to the Illinois Section of the Mathematics Association of America his junior year.
At Honors night, Simon received the Valedictorian Award, Wisner Scholarship, Otto A. & Lucile Wagner Fritz Memorial Scholarship, and the Math Student of the Year Award.
He plans to attend the University of Illinois majoring in both Mathematics and Physics.