Hard work and effort pay off. Earned principal's honor roll (4.0 or better). And had to work for it. President of Key Club, NHS, Beta Club, among other service organizations. Had art in the countywide exhibit (as happens every year) and to the "best of the best" this year. Earned upper class Student of the Y.ear distinction from the faculty. Earned Principal's Award. Earned a PTA scholarship. Earned a number of academic awards of distinction. And today at graduation, earned the Superintendent's Award. Not bad for an average kid willing to push themselves even when it was painful. Going above and beyond pays. This kid has learned that nothing is out of reach. I could not be more proud if I tried.