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Class of 2017’s Honorable Valedictorians

Ronald Crivello-Kahihikolo, Writer

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Every year, new valedictorians are chosen for the graduating class to epitomize the student body. Valedictorians are chosen based off of the cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher throughout ones high schools years, as well as other factors like responsibility and academic achievements. This years valedictorians are Logan Takizawa, Elizabeth Wing-Daniels, and Lauryn Chung.

Logan Takizawa:

  • “Ever since I learned what a valedictorian was, I knew that what I wanted to achieve by the end of high school. I was always pushed by my mom to do my best in everything I do, and because of her, I accomplished one of my life goals. I didn’t do it for the tittle or for the recognition. I did it for my mom. Thank you, Mom, for teaching me great work ethic and to never give up.”

Elizabeth Wing-Daniels:

  • “I think that being valedictorian means that I’ve reached the highest achievement possible for my high school career. Also, it means that I “mastered” my classes by getting good grades. As nerdy as it sounds, yes, I’ve been working on this since I was in the 7th grade, when I realized it would help me get into colleges. Ever since then, I’ve been relentless in achieving this honor. This means a lot to me. I’m glad that those nights I’ve spent stressed out really paid off. My parents were really proud of me and actually bragged on Facebook about it, which can be super embarrassing. To achieve such a high honor, I took courses that interested I was interested in and challenged myself by taking two college courses and two AP courses. It’s not much, but I didn’t overwhelm myself.”

Lauryn Chung:

  • “Being the Valedictorian means that you’ve worked hard in academics and to be the best that you can be in everything. This achievement means that you’re not only well-rounded, but you’re able to figure things out. You do everything that you possibly can. Being the valedictorian was always a dream of mines, a goal that I set for myself. I’ve always wanted to be the best and above average. My family was very excited and everyone congratulated me, and my mom knew I’d become the valedictorian. However, I’ve had some setbacks back in my sophomore year, but I wasn’t going to let such a thing stop me. If anything it pushed me to do even better.”
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