Lindsay, Wolsey and Cornia top students at LHS

By David Peck

A trio of dedicated all-around students will speak to their classmates during next Monday’s Lovell commencement ceremonies as honor students of the Class of 2022.

Quinn Lindsay is the 2022 LHS valedictorian, and Dalton Wolsey is the salutatorian. Seniors last Wednesday voted to name Samuel Cornia as the LHS Honor Student for 2022. Cornia also happens to be third in the Class of ’22, according to school counselor Tawnya Teter.

The son of Chad and Lindsay Lindsay, Quinn Lindsay plans to major in kinesiology at the University of Wyoming, where he will attend on an athletic scholarship as a thrower with the UW track and field team. He will first serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Buenos Aires Argentina Mission.

Lindsay has been active in football, indoor and outdoor track and field, National Honor Society and the Wyoming Academic Challenge team at LHS. He also plays the tuba in the band.

He credits his parents for helping him to succeed.

“My parents were always the ones that kept pushing me to get good grades and do well in athletics,” Lindsay said. “My brother, CJ, played a role in that, too, as I followed after him.”

Asked about his favorite courses or teachers, Lindsay noted, “I’m a big history nut, so J (Joshua) and C (Caleb) Sanders stand out. I really like studying history.”

Lindsay hopes to one day be an orthopedic surgeon.

Asked what advice he would give younger students, Lindsay urged students work hard in everything they do, saying, “Putting aside that time is most important academically and athletically. It will pay off.”


Dalton Wolsey is the son of Dawn and Vernon Allphin and plans to attend Northwest College, then the University of Wyoming, majoring in computer science with an eye toward a career as a programmer.

He’s a member of the Wyoming Academic Challenge team and plays trumpet in the band.

Asked about his inspiration, he replied, “My family. They’ve always really supported me, like when I do something they think is impressive, they make me feel good about it.”

He said he has liked almost all of his teachers and courses at LHS, noting there are very few he hasn’t liked.

As for advice for younger students, Wolsey said, “If you have a goal in mind, really grab onto that as your main idea.”

Honor student

Voted the honor student by the Class of 2022, Cornia is the son of Mary Wilske. He plans to serve in the Quezon City Philippines Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before attending UW to study civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering. He said he already has enough college credits that he will be able to graduate in 3½ years.

He said his mother, Mary, is his inspiration, noting, “I always want to make her proud, because she always pushes me to be the best version of myself.”

Cornia said his favorite teachers are Josh Sanders and Josey Allen, stating, “I really enjoy being in their classes. They are structured very well, and it’s always a good time. They provide a very interactive learning environment, which is something I really enjoy.”

He’s been active in football, indoor and outdoor track, National Honor Society and the
Wyoming Academic Challenge, and he plays trombone in the band.

His advice? “Incentivize kids to try lots of different things so they can find their interest and plan for their future earlier.”

Lindsay, Wolsey and Cornia will speak back-to-back-to-back during Monday’s commencement, which begins at 7 p.m. at
the LHS Johnny Winterholler Gym.