7/10/18 Valedictorians & Salutatorians: Cummings High School

Valedictorians & Salutatorians: Cummings High School
The Times-News 7/10/18 
Reprinted with permission.

MENJIVAR  
MENJIVAR  

ANDRES MENJIVAR JR., valedictorian

What was your favorite high school experience?

My favorite high experience was an orchestra conference I participated in my senior year. I loved this the most, as it was something I enjoyed doing and included students from the freshman to senior class. It was a different but wonderful experience working with these individuals. The conference as a whole was great, allowing the orchestra to present itself to others outside of Alamance County.

What advice would you give rising high school seniors?


It may be your last year, but it is no excuse to begin slacking in work. Continue progressing academically and preparing yourself for the real world.

What are your college plans?


My plans after graduation are to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. I plan to major in computer science and also intend to do internships with companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook during the summers of each academic year.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?


I see myself working in software development for a major corporation, preferably one that I intern for during the summers of each academic year at UNC-CH.

 
 
LOPEZ  
LOPEZ  

FELIX M. VALDEZ LOPEZ, salutatorian

What was your favorite high school experience?


The senior cookout. I was able to play knockerball and eat some of [Principal Emmet Alexander’s]famous food.

What advice would you give rising high school seniors?


Senioritis is real, but even so, don’t let the lazy habits continue for too long, and continue to push yourself to do better in all that you do.

What are your college plans?


I am attending Alamance Community College through the Career Accelerator Program, in which I get paid to work and study in the field of mechatronic engineering.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?


I see myself as a mechatronics engineer, designing new automation technology that can be used in multiple industries.