Parker County Today June 2017 - Page 52

Meet the Future- P. C.’s Most Promising Grads “The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” - William S. Burroughs Valedictorians & Salutatorians BY MELISSA MOORMAN, EMMA MOORMAN, SCOTLYN OGLE Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele 50 When the temperatures start to climb, the restaurants are filled with high school students dressed in their prom finery and everywhere starts advertising cakes with mortar boards and tassels on top, so you know it’s graduation time once again in Parker County. This year’s crop of high school valedictorians and salutatorians are as varied as the schools they are attending and the majors they are pursuing. We have future doctors, lawyers, mathematicians, engineers, educators, journalists and managers in the bunch. But what they all have in common is the ability to succeed and to rise above their classmates. Here are this year’s valedictorians and salutatorians from all of our county’s high schools. I hope you feel, like we do, that Parker County’s future is in capable hands.