Andrew Millar is honored to be valedictorian for the Class of 2012.
“I know there’s a lot of very capable classmates of mine,” Millar said. “I’ve been happy to pursue academics together with them.”
In fact, more than 30 percent of the class ended the year with the equivalent of an A- average or better.
Millar said he didn’t know his exact grading score but he perhaps downplays his success a little considering he was named department scholar in three subjects — chemistry, history and Spanish.
Millar will also speak at the graduation ceremony tonight.
“I’m going to probably focus on how my class has changed over the last four years,” he said.
Millar took six Advanced Placement classes during his last two years at Canton High School and enjoys learning, especially U.S. History and chemistry.
“I like using different areas of the brain,” he said.
Millar is also an Eagle Scout, an alto saxophone player and vice president of his class.
“I definitely plan to continued that civic path in my life,” he said.
Millar said his parents Kimberly and Scott have been very supportive of him and he wanted to thank the committee working on the Substance Free Graduation Party.
He plans to study Biochemistry at Bowdoin College in Maine.
Millar is not sure where he will end up but said Canton has been a great place to live.
“I enjoyed growing up here,” he said.
Like Millar, Salutatorian Tyler Detorie said he is honored to have the title.
“I was a little shocked, I was kind of surprised and I was proud,” he said.
Academically Detorie especially enjoyed taking AP physics and AP calculus this year.
The classes helped inspire him to major in mechanical engineering when he attends Yale next year. He’s also been accepted in the Air Force ROTC program and although he is not sure of his exact career path, flight school is one possibility.
Like Millar, Detorie he has broad interests. He played soccer and baseball for four years and basketball his senior year. He’s volunteer for the Unified sports program and help teach soccer to a Cherry Brook student with Down syndrome.
He’s attended Canton schools since kindergarten.
Detorie said part of his speech at tonight’s graduation will focus on the closeness of this senior class.
“We all kind of bonded,” he said.
Graduation is set for 6:30 p.m. tonight at Canton High School.