Becoming valedictorian is no easy feat, as it takes hard work throughout all years of a student’s high school career. For Sturgeon Bay High School’s Valedictorian Christy Braun, it was support from her favorite teachers and hard work that made finding out she was nominated that much sweeter.
From spending most of her time in school in the science lab to dominating the pool in the fall for the Door County United swim team, Braun spent the majority of her time doing things she loved, but also activities that benefited her in the long run. The honor of valedictorian did not come as a shock to Braun, but claimed she was pleasantly surprised when she found out because of the amount of deserving candidates in her class.
As for advice for underclassmen who are aspiring to be their classes valedictorian, Braun offered a brief tip to those students.
Swimming was a big part of Braun’s high school career, as she even stated that with the sport being in the fall, she was able to ease into high school better thanks in part to the family that she built on the team. She will attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to major in Biochemistry and eventually attend med school and become a doctor, which has been the goal since middle school for Braun.