Class of 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian


Vincent Klueppel

Vincent Klueppel has been named the valedictorian of the Notre Dame Regional High School Class of 2022. Vincent is the son of John and Marilyn Klueppel and is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Sikeston. Vincent has served as historian of the National Honor Society, vice-president of Relations and Membership of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). He competed at the State level for FBLA the last four years.

Vincent is a student-athlete competing on the Boys’ Varsity Swim Team and represented the Bulldogs at the MSHSAA state swim tournament.

His other extra-curricular activities include Science Club, Treasurer of the Ag Club, Peer Helpers, Student Ambassador, Math Club, Pro-Life Club, St. Joseph’s Club, Athletes Give Back, Blue Crew, President of the French Club, and Students Against Destructive Decisions.  He earned a Varsity Christian Service Letter for completing over 120 hours of community service.

Vincent has received other scholastic honors including Missouri 100 Scholar Honorable Mention, College Board Rural and Small Town Recognition, A Honor Roll every quarter for the last four years, and Student of the Year in French I, Economics, Honors Algebra II, Honors Geometry, and Spanish I.

Vincent has not finalized his plans for after graduation and is currently deciding between  Mississippi State University or the University of Alabama where he plans to pursue a degree in engineering.

I would like to thank my family, my teachers, and my friends for pushing me to do the best that I can.” — Vincent Klueppel


Kristen Jansen

Kristen Jansen has been named the salutatorian of the Notre Dame Regional High School Class of 2022. Kristen is the daughter of John and Missy Jansen and is a member of St. Augustine Parish in Kelso.

Kristen has served as the Secretary for National Honor Society, Vice President of Tri-M Music Honor Society. She has been on the A Honor Roll all four years and was awarded Math Student of the Month. She received a Silver Rating on the National Spanish Exam.

Kristen has been active in Performing Arts at ND. She played a principal role in the production of Once Upon a Mattress and is a member of the Select Singers. At the District Music Festival, she obtained an Exemplary Rating in 2019 and Outstanding Rating in 2020 for Vocal Solo. Also on the District Level in Small Ensemble, she obtained an Outstanding Rating in 2020 and 2021 and a Exemplary Rating in 2022. At the State Music Festival for Vocal Solo, Kristen obtained a Silver Rating. She has been recognized as Music Student of the Year and Music Student of the Month.

Her other extracurricular activities include serving as Vice President of Students for Life, Boy’s Swim Manager and Girls’ Basketball Manager.

After graduation, Kristen plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University and major in Elementary Education.

“I would like to thank my family, especially my parents, my teachers, and my friends.” – Kristen Jansen