Hunter Bosson: future valedictorian?

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Jake Parker

Hunter Bosson works diligently on his studies in the library durring his fifth period.

 

With “five and a half” advanced placement classes this year alone, and three years of high school under his belt, Hunter Bosson is making a legitimate run at valedictorian. However, even with all the speculation that he is sitting at the top, Bosson remains humble and cautious.

“I know I’m in the running, but there are a lot of really, really smart kids in the running,” Bosson said, unfazed by the talk. “I’d love to be valedictorian, but you know, college matters too. There are a lot of other pressures.

“While some may be stressing over finishing with the best GPA, Bosson isn’t too focused on it. To him, looking past high school, and into the future is far more important. Bosson is definitely not straining to be on top.

“Most of the classes I wanted to take just happened to be AP, so it was a nice fit,” Bosson said. He is taking English, Environmental Science, Biology, Comparative Government (an independent study class with Todd Jones, social studies teacher), statistics, and calculus BC. None of his course choices are for the AP title, rather they all interest him and could be pertinent to his future occupation.

“I plan on majoring in economics with a minor in political science,” Bosson said, “I’d love (to find a job) either managerial in business, or actually the coolest thing ever for me would be financial regulator, maybe working the treasury.”

One of the keys to Bosson’s success is his real passion for knowledge, and his ability to make any class relevant to himself.

“Hunter thinks on another level. During presentations and discussions I felt as if I could see the wheels churning in Hunter’s head as he soaked up information, analyzed it, synthesized it with his prior knowledge, and formed new truths in his mind” Jones said.

Bosson makes sure that the classes he takes are pertinent to his future.“Given the fact that regulation and business tend to touch on a lot of different fields, all the classes I’m taking have some application to my future. They are all important,” Bosson said.

Bosson takes classes that he cares about, and lets the good grades and possible valedictorian title come as a result. He would be honored to become valedictorian, but is in no way craving it. Besides, as Bosson pointed out, “Public speaking isn’t usually that bad, but [speaking at graduation] in front of thousands of people, would be a pretty terrifying experience.”