Just ten short months ago, we welcomed the 2016-2017 school year with a renewed sense of energy, commitment and a dedication to make every day count.
As we close the year, that same optimism and focus remains as we celebrate student success.
It was never more evident than when we
celebrated the accomplishments of more than 2,250 graduates at UCS graduation ceremonies.
The achievements alone of this graduation class are impressive: nearly $28 million in scholarships to the best colleges and universities in our state and nation.
This newsletter features the accomplishments
of 178 valedictorians, 11 salutatorians and students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and community service as recipients of a Superintendent’s Scholarship award, or have excelled in AVID and Early College of Macomb programs.
Beyond these numbers and accomplishments is a greater story. It is a story of tremendous growth and the type of individuals our graduates have become.
UCS graduates are committed to their community. As students, they have dedicated countless
volunteer hours to supporting those in need. They think globally, act ethically and care deeply about the future they will soon lead.
This community should have a tremendous amount of pride in our young adults and great confidence that they will be the ones that affect change in the world.
We remain committed to our college culture and focused on increasing the academic rigor for all of our students. The district constantly looks at new ways that we can provide students the skills and experiences that give them a competitive advantage for their post-secondary experiences and professional lives.
The energy and excitement that characterized this entire year will only continue to grow when we begin again on September 5.
Until then, I wish you and your families a relaxing and safe summer.