"To face our risks head-on, we have to be able to accept any outcome. Fulfillment is found in taking risks and knowing that you gave it everything. There is no wrong answer for the future as long as we are confident and committed to our choices."
Valedictorian, Harrison School for the Arts
Do not lower your standards because of the circumstances, do not quit because you are tired of fighting, and do not aimlessly agree with the system because that is what you have been trained to do.
Valedictorian, George W. Jenkins High School
Never stop reaching for those dreams and never quit dreaming, the only way to fail in life is to stop trying. As soon as we stop trying, we stop learning, we stop improving ourselves, and we stagnate.
Valedictorian, Bartow International Baccalaureate
When we focus on our goals and what makes us happy is when we find true success.
Valedictorian, Frostproof High School
The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.