Two LaVille seniors earn rare honors
LAKEVILLE — Kameron Flynn and Anthony Singleton, both 2012 graduates of LaVille Jr./Sr. High School, have done something that only three students at the school have done before. The two graduated with both academic and technical honors on their diploma.
“They are the fourth and fifth students at LaVille to ever do this, and also the only two students this year to get technical honors,” said principal Chuck Phillips. “You’ve got to not only take the academic honors courses, but you have to spend part of your day (off-campus) for technical work. Both of these students were also involved in extra-curricular activities, so that made it even more difficult.”
Singleton said that he decided to go for the special diploma because he “just wanted to do a little extra.”
“I didn’t really know anyone who had got them both,” said Singleton. “I took AP Chemistry and Calculus, and I had to get good grades. I also took the technical classes and had to take three tests.”
These tests, according to Phillips, are applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information.
Singleton was also involved in soccer for all four years of high school, track his freshmen year, and baseball his sophomore through senior year. He participated in National Honor Society, chemistry, art, and Spanish clubs. He will be attending Trine University this fall and majoring in mechanical engineering.
“It feels good, it’s good to know that I did a little extra to stand out,” said Singleton.
Flynn said he originally decided on the academic honors track because he was planning to go to college. Now, however, he plans to continue working at his current job at A+ Plumbing, Heating and Cooling and will begin an apprenticeship there this fall.
“Most people don’t go about it that way,” admitted Flynn of his rigorous school and work schedule. “I don’t know that it was difficult, but it wasn’t easy. There were a lot of late nights to get it done.”
Flynn was also involved in art and earth club, FFA, National Honor Society, and soccer and track.