School: Senior at Albertus Magnus High School
Town: Stony Point
On June 1, 2012, Albertus Magnus High School will graduate it's 51st class. As the number one student out of 105, Chloe DeEntremont has earned the honorable title of Valedictorian for the Class of 2012.
"I am very honored to be Valedictorian because I have been working
towards this moment since freshman year. I never really saw myself as
being Valedictorian because there was so many talented people at
Albertus but I'm happy that I made it," said DeEntremont.
Taking a full course load which included AP courses as well as being actively involved in multiple clubs at Albertus, DeEntremont had four very busy years.
She took a total of six AP courses: English Language and Composition, English Language and Literature, U.S. History, European History, Biology, and Calculus AB. I got a five on English Language and Composition, U.S. History and Biology.
Her academic merits have awarded her into the English Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Italian Honor Society, and Social Studies Honor Society.
When she wasn't studying she was actively engaged in Peer Tutoring, volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister at Immaculate Conception Church, in the Pro-Life Club, played junior varsity and varsity tennis, junior varsity basketball and was a Senior Ambassador.
"My favorite activity I was involved with at Albertus was Peer Tutoring. When I was little I wanted to be a teacher so when I was asked to tutor fellow students I was thrilled. It was difficult at sometimes but I really enjoyed knowing that my efforts would help these students succeed, they just needed a little motivation to do so."
As a junior, DeEntremont was selected to attend Girls State, representing Rockland County. Girls State is set up to simulate the 51st state where about 360 high school junior girls build a government from the county to the state level. The goal is to teach and expose the students to government, leadership, volunteering and democracy. She attended this last year at SUNY Brockport.
"As a result I began to develop a desire to volunteer more to help out my community. My favorite volunteer work was when I organized a shoe drive for Soles 4 Souls, an organization that collects and distributes shoes to those in desperate need. I collected about 2,000 shoes from AMHS, Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Margaret’s Parish, St. Augustine’s Parish and St. Anthony’s Parish. Although it was stressful at times, the benefits out-weighed any loss of sleep I may have experienced. In the years to come my goal is to travel with Soles4Souls to foreign countries such as Peru, Tanzania and Africa and personally hand out the shoes. I want to be able see directly how my efforts are being used to save lives. I don’t want to work behind closed doors, I want to be one of the smiling faces that greet the children who come for aid."
A remarkable goal for such a young person. But any travel for her charity work will have to be done during the summer or on school breaks as she will head off to college next fall.
Chloe DeEntremont was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to Villanova University in Pennsylvania. This is a full academic scholarship for the four years she attends Villanova. She was also accepted to Georgetown University, Boston College and Fairfield University. However, Villanova has played a role in her family's history.
"My grandfather graduated Villanova in 1956 and my cousin is graduating in 2016. I have been accepted into the Honors Program I plan to major in English with perhaps a minor in Business. My goal is to be a publisher and hopefully discover the next J.K. Rowling. Books are my life and I can’t wait to have a job being surrounded by them."
Chloe DeEntremont congratulations on addressing the Albertus Magnus High School Class of 2012 as their Valedictorian.
"I know that I could not have done it had it not been for the amazing teachers at Albertus who challenged me to go above and beyond what i thought i was capable of doing. Albertus never gave up on me which was one of the main reasons why i was successful."
Best of luck at Villanova University and your future endeavors. A job very well done!