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Class of 2024 Valedictorian

Keerti Patil
Seniors embrace new beginnings as they come closer to graduation

Graduation is just right around the corner for the class of 2024, and our school’s valedictorians have just been announced via our school’s official Instagram page, @shsnoles. These students have worked incredibly hard throughout their time here at Seminole, and they’ve achieved the 99th percentile for their respective programs. This means that they were number one in the senior class in terms of their cumulative weighted grade point averages (GPA). 

There are a total of 872 seniors at Seminole High School (SHS), and the student with a rank of 1/872 goes to Amrit Vignesh, IB program. “Getting valedictorian has been a goal for me since ninth grade, I feel relieved because I was in that position since ninth grade and was scared I was gonna “throw.” So far, I’ve gotten in to Georgia Tech, UIUC, Purdue and UCF.” When asked for tips for current and future students, Amrit says “don’t procrastinate, work hard, don’t let others affect your work ethic.” Congratulations, Amrit! 

The Valedictorian for Heath Academy is Quinn Kirkreit. He says, “I’m not sure I would say [getting valedictorian] was a goal, but I would day that I just tried to take the highest level classes where I believed I could be successful. I tried to take classes that aligned with my future goals.” He says to “choose classes that are exciting to you and classes that you will enjoy learning about.” So far, Quinn has gotten into Baylor, Miami, UCF, USC, and TCU. Congratulations, Quinn!

And finally, for SHS traditional track, Liam Buchanan received valedictorian. “When I found out, I was pretty surprised! I was excited, proud. I didn’t expect to get valedictorian, but it seems my hard work paid off! I’ve applied to be a speaker at graduation. The past four years here, I started with lower AP classes and just stacked them up towards the end. I’ve gotten into USF, Embry-Riddle, and Auburn so far. I’m waiting on UF, and plan to major in aerospace engineering.” When asked for some tips for current and future students, Buchanan said to “not let your foot off the gas, I think a lot of people get worn out but there’s always going to be times where it pays off. I guess that comes with a level of discipline.” Congratulations, Liam!

And for our salutatorian, Steve Sajeev ranked 2/872 out of the entire senior class. “I feel content with my final standing after the culmination of my four years of high school. Pay attention, stay in school, and don’t do drugs!” Congratulations Steve! 

On behalf of SHS and everyone at the Seminole Times, we’re all very proud of the work everyone put forth towards their education. You all have set an amazing example for the underclassmen and have really demonstrated excellence within our community. Congratulations to all, you have worked very hard to get to this point and we look forward to hearing your speeches at graduation!

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    Amrit VigneshFeb 17, 2024 at 2:32 PM

    Amazing article!