Meet the Fowler HS Valedictorian & Salutatorian!

     Published on 6/13/17   Tagged under:    District News   

Kyaw Kyaw
Fowler Valedictorian
 
Kyaw plans to attend Onondaga Community College, where she plans to study nursing.
 
What activities have you been involved in outside of class/outside of school? Tennis, Math Club, Environmental Club, math tutoring
 
What was your proudest moment in high school? I’m proud that I do my homework every day, I study hard, and I try hard. I have come to school every day, and that makes me proud, too!
 
What has been the best part of your high school career and why? Coming to school, learning, having fun and making new friends. I came here from a refugee camp in Thailand 3.5 years ago… so I have tried everything to see what I like and dislike!
 
What’s the best thing you’ve learned over the course of your time in the SCSD? That I have to give my whole heart in everything I do and try hard. I feel like I learn slower than some people and felt like I couldn’t do certain things. But I learned that if other people can do it, I can do it! It’s not a competition. I just have to take my time and try hard.
 
What advice would you give to other students as they continue their studies here? Keep trying. Try everything! And show more love every day.
 
Who helped you the most to get to this point? My family. If they didn’t come here (to the United States), I wouldn’t be the person I am today. And my teachers… they helped me with homework, with transportation… when I first came here, I didn’t even know how to take the bus! They have helped me with everything.
 
What do you hope to achieve by the time you’re 30? I’d like to be a traveling nurse. I love traveling and I want to be the most accomplished in my family!




 


Rebeca Lwe
Fowler Salutatorian
 
Rebeca plans to attend Onondaga Community College, where she plans to study nursing.
 
What activities have you been involved in outside of class/outside of school? Tennis, math tutor, and I teach my native language, Karen.
 
What was your proudest moment in high school? I am very proud that I know much more English than when I came here [from Thailand]. I can’t believe I’m at the top of my class – I have a husband and children, and I never thought I’d be here. I’m proud of myself.
 
What has been the best part of your high school career and why? Every day has been my favorite!
 
What’s the best thing you’ve learned over the course of your time in the SCSD? Never give up. Sometimes I wouldn’t get something that I wanted, but I would keep going.
 
What advice would you give to other students as they continue their studies here? Try hard and study hard. Never give up on something that is important to you or that you want to do. And put yourself first.
 
Who helped you the most to get to this point? My family, and all the teachers in the PSLA/Fowler building. They have helped with homework and everything else I have needed.
 
What do you hope to achieve by the time you’re 30? I’d like to be working in a hospital, helping my family and my country.