Blue Valley 
Graduate 
Headed to 
Stanford

Introducing Gracie Goheen

Gracie Goheen is a recent graduate of Blue Valley High School, and is headed to Stanford University in the fall where she plans to study Physics and Theatre. Highlights of her high school career include achievements in the classroom, on stage, and on the golf course. After winning a recent regional Shakespeare competition, Gracie traveled to New York City where she performed at Lincoln Center as part of the National level competition. Her performance was featured on Kansas City Public Television as part of First Folio/Shakespeare 400. She was the Drama Club President at Blue Valley High school, where she was very active in the theatre department. She recently played the lead, Emily, in Our Town among a host of other shows during her tenure. She was also the Fifth Wall State Champ Emcee, and voted by her peers as the Best Actress of the Year twice and Best Playwright for a comedic sketch. Gracie competed nationally in Forensics both as a junior and senior. These competitions have taken her to Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Ft. Lauderdale, and Dallas. She was recognized as the Senior of the Year by both the Theatre and Forensics departments, an award given to one individual in each who contributes significantly to the present and future of the department. On the golf course, Gracie placed Top 5 in the EKL league, and traveled to compete at the state level Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years.  Gracie’s classroom achievements are extensive – culminating with recognition by the Science department with the John Rotz Renaissance Award for Science and Performing Arts.  Gracie is also an AP Scholar with Distinction, Kansas ACT Scholar, Kansas State Scholar, and National Merit Commended Scholar. In conjunction with graduation, she was recognized with several scholarships including the PEO STAR Scholar Award, Prairie Star Middle School Katie Ritter Memorial Scholarship, the Blue Valley High School PTO Scholarship, and a Mu Alpha Theta Scholarship.