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VALS & SALS: Brock's Wallace, Drillette top 2013 class

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Salutatorian Abbey Drillette

GPA and class rank: 4.1, second

Extracurricular clubs/activities: volleyball, National Honor Society president, Student Council vice president, Student Health Advisory Committee, UIL debate and One-Act Play.

How many in class? 64

Parents: Scott and Amy Drillette

Post-graduation plans

Attend Texas A&M University and major in Chemistry.  

What are your post-college plans?

I plan to receive a professional degree in pharmacy, school not decided.

What will be your best memory of high school?

Winning state in volleyball or graduation itself.

To who or what do you feel you owe your academic success?

My parents always pushed me to strive for more so I pushed myself all throughout my classes. On top of that, Brock’s teachers are absolutely wonderful.

Anything especially interesting in your background, possibly obstacles such as family, moving around a lot, etc., that could have but did not prevent you from graduating at the top of your class?

My biggest problem was procrastination and that was something I can completely control, haha. As much as I want to say I got this against the odds, I’ve just grown up with a good situation.

Was graduating in the top two a goal of yours throughout high school or before?

It was a goal that I have had since before high school even started.

What message do you have for your classmates as you move to the next phases of your lives?

Just because you’re out of school, don’t stop learning. Go through the rest of your life keeping an open mind, ready to gain new knowledge. There is never a time to put a halt on that.

What advice do you have for your schoolmates and younger students concerning their academics? What is something you can tell them that might help them in their studies and grades and help them achieve their goals and dreams?

Pay attention in class. As hard as it is, try to avoid procrastination. It’s crazy how much easier school seems when you get stuff done on time. Lastly, persevere. It seems rough at times and you think you’ve hit “senioritis” like three years before you’re even a senior, but working hard in school is beyond worth it, especially when finding a decent college is involved.

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