Class of 2021: Joseph VanDeValk – Cobleskill-Richmondville High School

Joseph VanDeValk - Cobleskill-Richmondville High School
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Joseph VanDeValk - Cobleskill-Richmondville High School

Cobleskill-Richmondville High School

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Joseph VanDeValk

Valedictorian

PARENTS: William and Lori VanDeValk

COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Clarkson University

AFTER COLLEGE: Become an engineering manager

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL, and THE MOST REWARDING: The hardest part has been not seeing all of my friends, and the most rewarding has been applying to colleges and seeing where my classmates are headed.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: One thing I have learned during the pandemic is there are no guarantees in life, and this has taught me to appreciate what I have and take nothing for granted.

WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET/WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: Some of my best high school memories were playing soccer, and making a sectional run my junior year. I will miss the friendships made with classmates and relationships with teachers.

FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: My favorite book growing up was “Where the Red Fern Grows.”

BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Starting the next chapter of my life.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My family inspires me, and so does the feeling of accomplishment after putting time and effort into something.

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