Summer brings with it small announcements from newspapers around the country about outstanding students headed to Wheaton in the fall.
This one from the New York Daily News caught our attention. Francine Camacho graduated from the Brooklyn Academy of Science and Engineering as its valedictorian, and the story of how she achieved her goals is inspiring, to say the least. (President Ronald Crutcher congratulated Francine personally and spoke at BASE‘s graduation ceremony.)
“I wanted to be different,” the 17-year-old said yesterday. “I wanted to be the exception. School was my way out.”