Emily Nicely has been named as the 2019 Top Terrier at William Byrd High School. The Top Terrier is the highest single honor a student at WBHS can receive. The Top Terrier is nominated by fellow students at the end of junior year, submits a resume, and then is selected by the faculty. The name of the new Top Terrier remains a secret until it is revealed at an assembly on the first day of school.

The 2019-2020 school year got off to a rousing start at William Byrd High School on August 12 with an assembly announcing this year’s Top Terrier— senior Emily Nicely.

This is a proud tradition at WBHS originating when Tammy Newcomb became principal in 2016. Being named Top Terrier is the highest single honor bestowed on a student at William Byrd. The Top Terrier represents the qualities of a Terrier— a champion.

The Top Terrier is nominated by students, elected by faculty, and recognized as the senior who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, loyalty, and courage of character— the one who serves as a model for everyone— the best of the best.

The Top Terrier is nominated for the honor at the end of their junior year by their fellow students. They submit a resume which…



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