September 2019
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Two Stand-Out BSD Graduates Ready to Start the Next Chapter

As summer winds down and we head into a new school year here at BSD, our recently-graduated class of 2018 is moving onwards and upwards toward their next chapter in life.

This class has shown that through hard work, dedication, and determination, anything can be accomplished. Class of 2018 graduates Corey Christie and Maddie Miller are two excellent examples of just how far a great work ethic and having clear goals can take you.

For Corey Christie, placing in state wrestling championships has been a lifelong dream, and this past year, he got to see that dream become a reality. Corey placed fifth in the state for wrestling, won the Westmoreland County tournament, and was also named MVP of the entire tournament — all while keeping good grades and making academics a priority.

“Placing in the state has been a goal of mine since I started wrestling in third grade,” Corey says,” and it took many years of perseverance to accomplish. Along with being an athlete, my coaches and parents have always stressed the importance of being a student athlete. Succeeding on and off the mat is always a great feeling.”

This fall, Corey plans to attend Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina to study biology and wrestle at the Division 2 level.

As he reflects back on his senior year, Corey leaves this years upcoming seniors with this advice: “Put everything you have into your goals. You never want to look back and say, ‘I wish I would have’ or ‘What if…’ Have no regrets and stay focused and determined to accomplish your goals.

Maddie Miller also placed a high importance on academic achievements throughout her high school experience, and all her hard work paid off as she graduated with distinguished honors, as well as made academic awards every year of high school.

“Having good grades has always been a very high priority of mine,” Miller says. “One of my most memorable experiences during high school was taking the Child Development class, because it helped in solidifying my future career and it was always one of the best parts of my day.”

Maddie will be heading to Duquesne University in the fall to major in elementary education and minor in psychology.

“I would tell next year’s seniors to take some time to enjoy their senior year, because it goes so quickly and before you know it, so many things will be coming to an end that were such an important part of your life.”

We’re thrilled to congratulate Corey and Maddie, as well as the entire class of 2018 on a job well done, and we with all our newly-graduated seniors nothing but the best of luck as they move forward on their journeys toward success.

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