It's not easy being No. 1.
Every week for the last several weeks we have had the pleasure of introducing the area's valedictorians to our readership.
It's fun reading these profiles every week, whether it be the responses about the student's favorite teacher, his or her favorite high school memory and what each student will miss about high school.
But perhaps what's most impressive is looking at the list of activities these bright young students were involved in. Just because these students are at the top of their respective classes does not mean they are consumed by their books. They're involved in many clubs and activities, including sports.
The most intelligent of our students are not bookworms. They are well-rounded individuals who are able to juggle many things while also keeping a sharp focus on academics.
This juggling does not come without sacrifice and serious time commitment.
Congratulations to all of our valedictorians and salutatorians, not just for being the best. But for being willing to push aside less important things and making the most of yourselves.