When she would turn down a night out with friends to study for a calculus test, Ashley Myers felt like she was missing out.
But in the end, hours of studying and nights in paid off. Myers is the valedictorian of her class of 66 at Edinburgh Community High School.
The honor is one Myers wanted for years. And being competitive, she couldn’t shake the drive to be No. 1, she said.
“I wanted to do it since middle school, and I set my mind to do it. When I set my mind to do something, I do it,” Myers said.
Reaching her goal wasn’t easy and required good time management and planning. In addition to her school work, Myers also was in volleyball, basketball, track and cheerleading all four years of high school, along with several clubs.
And she had to fight to overcome a fear of test-taking, which she said led to average scores on her ACT and SAT because she was constantly worried about the time limit, she said.