Wesley Wells, Sydney Martin and Matthew Schmitz were named the top three graduates of the 2013 Charleston graduating class. All three will give speeches during graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Friday night, May 17th at the Charleston Alumni Field.

Wesley is the son of Mitchell and Jill Wells.

He will attend the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville and major in Mathematics and Economics. He was a member of Band, Basketball, Student Council, Treasurer of FBLA, Senior Class President, Treasurer of Beta Club, Eagle Scout, Vice President of FCA, and President of the Chess Club. He received a Honors College Fellowship Scholarship for $12,500 per year or $50,000 and a Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship for $10,000 per year or $40,000.

Sydney is the daughter of Buford and Kim Martin and Brian and Betty Hawk.

She will attend the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville and major in Pre-Med. She was a member of FBLA and Beta Club. She received an Honors College Academy Scholarship for $16,000 and the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship for $14,000.

Matthew is the son of James and Michele Schmitz.

He will attend UCA and major in Biology. He was in the CHS Band for 7 years, Beta Club, FBLA, Boys State, Sacred Heart CYM and Knights of Columbus. He received the UCA Distinguished Scholarship for $36,000 and the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship for $40,000.