How does a student from Ketchikan High School measure up against students from the Lower 48? Pretty well. I talk with 2018 Ketchikan High School Valedictorian Largim Zhuta. As a senior Largim was part of the 2018 High School Academic Decathlon Division III National Championship team and just finished his freshman year at Santa Clara University. We talk academic transition, Alaska stereotypes, social media’s impact on being homesick, learning from failure and starting to figure out the meaning of success.
Link to Dave Kiffer’s Bridge to Nowhere article for Newsweek.