By Casie Duchak
Students across Miami County are looking to summer after a long school year while the class of 2016 is busy preparing for graduation. Along with graduation gowns and diplomas, seniors are being recognized for their excellence throughout high school. Shining above the rest are the valedictorian, salutatorian, and their Upper Valley Career Center counterpart, the honor student.
Alec Bricker will be the class of 2016’s UVCC Honor Student for Troy High School for his superior grades and academics.
“I felt very privileged and honored that I was able to reach such a high standard of education,” he said.
The UVCC offers high school students a wide selection of programs to prepare them for college or trade schools after they graduate, programs range from culinary arts to mechanics. Bricker is enrolled in the Interactive Media program where students learn how to design websites and pages.
“I really enjoyed learning how to design websites for real world clients. I look forward to doing that for a living someday,” he said. He even participated in the Business Professionals of America’s website designing competition with his friend.
Bricker claims that he owes a lot of thanks for his success in school to his parents and his instructors.
“They spent a lot of time helping me both in school and out, I don’t think I could have made it this far without their support,” he explained.
For those looking to follow in his footsteps, Alec recommends focusing on school and studying hard. It takes a lot of work to be the best student possible, but it’s more than worth the extra effort.
Alec will be attending Wright State University this fall to further his education in interactive media.
Casey Duchak is a senior at Troy High School and a member of the Trojan Tempo.