Jalan Niroula, class valedictorian, is at the podium delivering his speech to the seated guests on stage, the 2017 graduates, teachers, counselors, family, and well-wishers. He talked about the importance of being optimistic at he and his classmates face the future. His speech included contrasts in his life in a refugee camp with his current life in Akron. He described how his life has improved since arriving in the United States (except for Trump) and that his future major in Computer Engineering at the University of Akron will position him, and his family, for the future.
At left Jalan Niroula and Diamond Lauderdale move their tassels to commemorate the completion of high school. Pictured on the right Jalon is flanked by his mother, grandfather, and aunt.
The Bhutanese/Nepali community was well-represented in the 2017 graduating class. The TOP TEN students, based on academic achievement, included eight members of the refugee population. Here are names of the Top Ten.
1 Jalan Niroula
2 Dhanapati Pokhrel
3 Krishna Chuwan
4 Bir Man Gomden
5 Moni Bhattarai
6 Pradip Rai
7 Amit Baniya
8 Ashok Tamang
9 Zoran Malinic
10 Shyann Anderson
Congratulations to all North High School graduates, and special commendation to these high achievers!
Selected BCAA activities are chronicled in this blog.