A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the annual Academic Honors Reception. This reception honors juniors and seniors who have shown academic excellence by possessing a cumulative high school average of 90% or higher. During this reception, the 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced, awards will be distributed and scholarship winners will be announced. I am extremely proud that I have been able to maintain such a high average with all of my classes. I had to put in extra hours, but it will be worth it when I walk off that stage next year with my advanced diploma!