- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)8
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)4
Saluting the valedictorians
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.