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Supportive environment made the difference

I have had a great four years at Conval, and in that time this school has seen me at my best and my worst. However, no matter where I was at, I could always find the staff and other students there to guide me and help me through. I am not a straight-A student, but I do care about doing well in school and about my future.

My time at Conval has shown me how much potential I have and how much I am capable of. It is such a kind place. I never felt like I wasn’t welcome or didn’t want to go to school — unless I wanted to sleep in, of course.

Some highlights from my years at Conval include receiving an award for excellence in German —even though I’d never admit I actually enjoyed that class! — making high honor roll, and being nominated for a scholarship, among so many more great memories. I believe that in order to enjoy your high school years it can’t just be about academics, you have to get out and spend time with friends! Don’t get too crazy, of course, because high school does count in more ways than one.  

There have been times when I wanted to give up, like when my mother passed away during my sophomore year. But the Conval community’s support and encouragement pushed me forward.

Without Mrs. King, Mrs. Felegara, Mrs. Dutch, Mrs. O’Neil and of course my twin sister, Ashley DeLano, showing me constant support and concern I never would be heading off to New Hampshire Technical Institute in the fall to start my college career working towards becoming a dental hygienist.

When I first entered Conval as a freshmen, I had no idea what to expect, or even what I wanted to achieve in high school. I know how proud everyone is of me and I can’t even explain how good that feels. I have Conval to thank for that. I can honestly say that I am both excited and sad to leave Conval, but I am ready!

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