Submitted by Denair Unified School District
The Denair High School Class of 2015 will be honored May 29 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.
Anna Dirkse, Brian Dudley and Andrew Knapp will be the valedictorians. All three accumulated a 4.3 grade-point average in their four years at Denair – the highest in their class. Anna, Brian and Andrew 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?
Anna: Some of the keys to my success have been my parents and my teachers. Both have pushed me to do my best and helped me to succeed.
Brian: My parents really pushed me to get A’s in my classes. Another thing that helped me go for the better grades was to get higher grades than my brother did throughout high school.
Andrew: All I did was do what was asked of me. From there, I gained an interest in what I did through my teachers. Everything else simply fell into place.
Q: How much time outside of class did you spend studying or doing homework?
Brian: It really depended on the time of year, but I would estimate at least two to three hours per night studying.
Andrew: Depending on the time of year, I would study from less than one hour to around four.
Anna: I have never had to spend much time on homework. On a normal day, two hours at most. Continue reading “DHS Valedictorians Reflect On High School Experiences” »