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Ever since Jesse Keel was a child, she always had a book glued to her hands. She enthusiastically kept you up-to-date with all of the numerous novels she’d sped through. Now, when you ask her what she likes to do for fun when she’s not doing school work, she, of course, replies with, “Reading.”

Jesse is the Valedictorian of Arlington Memorial High School’s graduating class of 2015. This honor also entails receiving the Green and Gold Scholarship to the University of Vermont. The scholarship, according to UVM, is awarded to the “academically strongest high school senior from every Vermont public secondary school.” When asked about her reaction to having been given the Green and Gold, Keel says she is “happy to have received this honor.”

So, what does it take to become Valedictorian? Jesse says, “Most people would say hard work, dedication, perseverance; that’s true, but it also takes an ability to enjoy school and learning.” Among her many classes, Jesse’s favorites include AP English and Statistics. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury., Vermont. In addition to these things, she is on the Martha Canfield Library Board.

For those who also want to become valedictorian, Jesse leaves you some sound advice, “Stay focused, but leave time for fun.”

Writer: Cheyenne Prouty

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