Apr

21

GS 2011, Salute Your Valedictorian, Kira Boesch

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Congrats to the academic champs of GS:

Valedictorian: Kira Boesch

  • professional ballet dancer, psych honors program, psych TA, Barnard toddler center research assistant, nursery school teacher, heading to clinical psych doctorate program on fellowship

Salutatorian: Elliot Shackelford

  • maintains full-time career as a pianist (performed at the White House 19 times!), GS tour guide, GSSC VP Policy, Committee on Instruction, Poli Sci major, Columbia University International Relations Forum, Political Science Students Association, law school bound

And some friendly words of advice—don’t borrow any more jokes.

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27 Comments

  1. 2012?  

    don't you mean 2011?

  2. CC '11  

    Some friendly words of advice BWOG: 2011!!
    They both have accomplished so much in their lives. Good for them.

  3. Anonymous  

    plz, no valedictorians plagiarize your speeches this year

  4. LOL  

    psych and poli sci

  5. Anonymous  

    Go Kira! She's awesome! Congrats :)

  6. Anonymous  

    Congrats Kira!!

  7. Pro Tip

    Write your own speech

  8. Anonymous  

    Congrats Elliot! You deserve it.

  9. Anonymous  

    Yay for Kira!! You deserve it!

  10. yay for all  

    But Bwog: those in glass houses and/or those chiding for plagiarism should know the difference between "anymore" and "any more." What is this? Spectator?

  11. Insecurity

    Jeez, I feel unaccomplished now.

  12. Anon  

    Both are fantastic, kind, and incredibly bright and talented people. Congrats on well-deserved honors.

  13. GSer  

    next time, pick some REALLY boring people... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz....... (i know GS is lame, but come on, can't we do better than these two????)

  14. Anonymous

    I believe Elliot was accepted to numerous top ten law schools, not a surprise really--like most of his pears he's accomplished so much prior to CU. A Bachelor's is just a check in the box for Elliot, good job man!

  15. slowpoke

    IF THEY NEED INSPIRATION FOR THEIR SPEECHES, THEY SHOULD LISTEN TO PATTON OSWALT. BUT MAKE SURE NOT TO TAKE ANY JOKES FROM HIM. LAST YEAR SOMEONE DID AND IT DIDN'T GO WELL! HOPE THIS LITTLE BIT OF ADVICE IS HELPFUL FOR YOU! (DID ANYONE ELSE HEAR ABOUT LAST YEAR'S SPEECH?)

  16. Van Owen

    Outstanding! Congratulations. A GS student introduced me to a lawyer friend of his this year, who just happened to be the dean of Yale Law School. Many GS students have amazing backgrounds and great contacts, so it's worth getting to know them.

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