The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Top in Class: Murphy reflects on high school career


Jack H. Smith

Pictured is 2018 Whitehall High School Valedictorian Ryan Murphy. The Class of 2018 will graduate at a Sunday ceremony.

Whitehall High School senior Ryan Murphy can vividly remember his first day of Kindergarten in the fall of 2005.

As he entered his classroom, Murphy would not let go of his mother Jill's leg, and said she did not want to let go of her youngest of three children either. For the next almost 13 years, he would attend schools in Whitehall with his journey coming to an end this Sunday when he will not only graduate, but will do so as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2018.

The goal of finishing first in his class has been something in the back of Murphy's mind since he was sixth grade when his...

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