There is a reason I’m always tough on you, so you don’t sell yourself short. Congratulations on the accomplishment, it is well deserved and nevertheless expected. Now it’s time to shift focus to the next level to prove yourself again. This is just a drop in the bucket compared to your future ahead. P.S. - Never talk about being valedictorian in college, it will sound lame and there are super smart people out there that come from outside of South Texas.