JMU student becomes valedictorian

Katherine Elaine Brown was named valedictorian of the class of 2013 at James Madison University in Virginia. She graduated suma cum laude with a 4.0 average.

Brown also received the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics scholarship for her graduate studies; the Ikenberry Award; and the Future Mathematics Teacher award.

She is the daughter of Michael and Susan Brown of Abingdon, Va., granddaughter of Jim and Barbara Brown, Stephens City, Va., and Ben and Phyllis Beasley, Richmond, Va. She also is the great-granddaughter of Alma Shaffer of Valley Head.