Hope Harper, Duncanville HS Class of 2021 Valedictorian, can be a observe and subject athlete. She belongs to the Nationwide Honor Society, and is a proud member of the primary Collegiate Academy class to graduate from Duncanville HS for the reason that program’s begin 4 years in the past.
Seventy college students from the Collegiate Class will graduate with their friends June 7 at 8 p.m. at Globe Life Subject in Arlington. The Collegiate Class will get pleasure from a head begin on their training, as they obtain each a highschool diploma and an affiliate’s diploma from Mountain View School.
Hope Harper Heading for Texas A&M
Hope earned a Century Scholarship from Texas A&M College in School Station. She plans to check biology there, in preparation for a profession both in drugs as an OB/GYN, or as a dental orthodontist.
She is the daughter of Clint and Dana Harper of Grand Prairie. Hope’s mom works for Duncanville ISD as their Director of Counseling.
“I wish to shout out my dad and mom, but in addition my grandparents, Sid and Tommie Harper. They attended all of my cross country meets all through highschool, regardless that they reside in East Texas. I’m simply so grateful for them and admire all they’ve executed for me,” Hope stated.
She stated one of many advantages from having to learn virtually through the pandemic was that “being residence with my household introduced us nearer collectively.”
Collegiate Lessons Advantages
“Becoming a member of the Collegiate program supplies nice financial advantages for the scholars and their households,” Hope added. “I’d urge any scholar who’s considering of signing up for Collegiate courses to recollect these advantages. It’s onerous work but it surely’s value it.”
One other profit from becoming a member of the Collegiate Class was that “we grew to become like a bit mini-family, going by way of the identical factor. We had been there to assist and encourage one another when issues received robust, and I do know we’ll be lifelong mates,” she stated.
Her sports activities coaching additionally helped instill focus and focus to assist her work by way of among the robust instances, Hope stated.
“My cross nation coaches Leisa Reed, Moses Pena, and Lindsey Escobar have additionally inspired me a lot and helped in my journey. I’d additionally prefer to thank Mr. Taulton within the Collegiate Academy, who made me rethink what the function of a instructor ought to be and made me really feel so heard throughout my time in Collegiate. Ms. Thomas, Ms.Powers, and Ms. Lee (our collegiate directors) have labored tirelessly to make sure our success! Really nobody ever accomplishes something alone,” she added.
As Valedictorian of the Class of 2021, Hope will communicate on the Duncanville Excessive Faculty commencement ceremony Monday night time. She stated her emphasis will probably be on the opposite college students and what they’ve achieved despite all of the adversity of the previous yr.
Earlier than heading to A&M within the fall, Hope will work at Cedar Haven Stables in Cedar Hill, the place she carried out her summer time internship.
“This ranch is an excellent atmosphere to be taught the worth of onerous work and dealing with animals,” Hope stated.