By Matt O’Donnell
During freshman year, Katie Han was one of 80 students tied for third place in class ranking.
By senior year, she stood alone as the valedictorian at Benicia High School.
Han was recognized for that honor when Benicia handed out diplomas during a drive-thru ceremony — in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic — last weekend. That same day, the school unveiled a film compiled over a three-day span where the students walked Drolette Stadium in small groups, practicing social distancing.