Congratulations Joseph Pregon!
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Graduation is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication. You were a bright child, participating in PACT, College For Kids and Discover Summer School. At Taft, you were in Expanded Opportunities taking high school classes. You excelled in math,
scoring in the 99th percentile all three years. Also you competed in cross country, and track and field. At both Taft and Jefferson, you were a member of Chess Club, Math Club and received the President's Award for Educational Excellence. At Jefferson, you were a member of bowling four years, and NHS. Outside of school, you received multiple trophies for chess and Bible Quiz. Early on, you set a personal goal to graduate as the first-place valedictorian. Through much
sacrifice, late nights and incredible dedication, you achieved this goal your senior year, taking classes at three different schools and every AP class possible. You received the Governor's Scholar Award as the top academic achiever at Jefferson with a 4.65 GPA. You were also awarded Ghosh Scholar, AP Scholar,
J-Hawk Credit Club, and Academic Honors With Distinction. With no slowing down, you plan to attend Coe to major in Math and Physics, with a future Ph.D. in
Astrophysics. Your family is in awe of what you have accomplished in your first 18 years! Your great-grandparents and Grandma Nichols would be so proud of you! We wish you much happiness and success in your next chapter of life!!
Love, Mom, Dad, Holly, Brian, Michael and Steven