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Lauren Beh

Valedictorian: Abby Letscher

May 18, 2018

As one of the five valedictorians of BSM, Abby has made her mark by taking part in many diverse activities and showcasing a passion for learning and a commitment to all she does.

Although Abby’s list of activities is long––she’s participated in technical theater, RKVC, and Link Crew and has served as Knight Errant Editor-in-Chief and President of National History Honors Society––one of the most influential activities has been her participation in theater. She has done lighting for 16 different shows, including the Fall Play, the One-Act Play, the Spring Musical, and the Junior High Musical. “It’s a great experience to have, and its shaped my high school experience because I never thought I’d be involved in theater, and I ending up being the most involved,” Abby said.

The Knight Errant has also been an integral part of Abby’s high school years. This year, she served as Editor-in-Chief for the Knight Errant. This experience has shaped her career goals, and although she is not planning on majoring in journalism, she is considering pursuing it after college.

As well as being her most influential class, Editorial Leadership is also her most difficult. “Knight Errant has a lot of problems that don’t have one good solution. It’s less like struggling through a math problem that has a definite answer, but fixing semi-real world issue, which makes it the most difficult,” Abby said.

Abby is attending Northwestern University next year, but is currently undecided as to what her major will be. In the meantime, she has focused on other, even more important pursuits. “In my senior year, I’ve really focused on my jacket game. I feel like I’m wearing some great jackets and I want everyone to appreciate it because jackets are very underappreciated and they can really make an outfit,” Abby said.

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