Salutatorian, Madison Taylor and valedictorian, Trey Howze
The Denair High School Class of 2014 will be honored May 30 at a graduation celebration. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Jack Lytton Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are not required.
Trey Howze will be the valedictorian and Madison Taylor the salutatorian. Trey (4.22) had the highest grade-point average among the 79 graduating seniors and Madison (4.15) had the second-highest. Trey and Madison recently took time to answer 10 questions about their high school experiences.
Question: What are the key things other students should know about your academic success and how you achieved it?
Trey: The key that students should know about achieving academic success is hard work. It doesn’t matter if you’re the smartest person, but if you’re lazy you will have problems. I was able to achieve success because I put the time in to study and work.
Madison: Determination and setting goals is part of what got me so far in academics. I got into a habit of getting home and doing my work right away. It got easier over time. Never be afraid to ask questions because that is part of learning. Failure is also part of learning. Nobody is perfect and failing allows people to realize what they did wrong how to fix it.
Q: How much time outside of class did you spend studying or doing homework?
Madison: In general, I most take about an hour to two hours a day studying and doing homework. As long as I keep up with my work and don’t put it off, it doesn’t take very long.
Trey: I spent an average of about two hours doing homework each night after practice. The key to spending time is not procrastinating each night but to get portions done so that there is still time to relax and hang out with friends. Continue reading “Top DUSD Students Reflect on Quality of Education” »