Pawing High School Senior Kevin Langone beat out everyone in his class in grade point average to become Valedictorian of The Class of 2014.
“I worked pretty hard at school, just the whole thing, do well, get good grades, take a lot of AP’s to boost my average. I definitely liked a lot of classes I was taking, so that helped. The 12th Grader said.
Langone identified certain practices as key to his success: organization, keeping on top of the work, and knowing his strengths.
“I’m a pretty organized person, I can organize myself and keep my notes clear. I didn’t procrastinate too much, so that helped,” he said.
Valedictorian status wasn’t always something Kevin was trying to achieve. “It wasn’t something I was focusing on until senior year, end of junior year maybe,” he explained. Adding “It was just that I found my place in the class and tried to stay first until the end.”
He also noted a strong support system as an ingredient to his success. “If I got too stressed out, my family and friends were there to support me. I didn’t do this alone, I had a good support system.”
Kevin is enrolled at Binghamton University, a SUNY (State University of New York) school. He will start classes in the fall majoring in Chemistry. He hopes to go on to become a teacher someday.