Becoming a valedictorian is a very prestigious honor that every student desires. It is being the top in your class, and this is a desire for many. Most people grow up without knowing about valedictorian until a certain age. No time is late to achieve their goals if you want to. Since this is something that is achieved through a lifetime commitment it is never too late to become one. You ought to become hardworking if you want to achieve it. Begin by understanding some of the motivations why you want to become one. Some have internal reasons while others have reasons for being achievers. It is always good to understand why you would want to be one before you proceed.
Begin focusing as young as you would be. Setting your goal early now will help you become hardworking from a very young age. If you want to achieve top while in high school then you have to begin from elementary school. Make sure you are known in the elementary school and improve as days go by. Some of the things that you do include handing over your work on time and ensuring that it is always correct. In case they are topics that you do not understand take your time to review them and if they are more difficulties consult your teacher so that you can have confidence in them. Spend more of your time studying than doing other things. Therefore it means you have to build good habits and self-discipline in your studies. Have people around you can advise and support you accordingly such as family and friends.
Be a participant in extra-curricular activities in the school. This helps you keep a balance between the time that you spend in class and outside of class. Find something that you are interested in and grow the passion in that area. Investigate and see some of the activities that other potential valedictorians get involved in to be part of some. This could include language clubs, debate teams, music, and honor societies among others. Make sure you choose one and stick to it and if possible get a leadership position soonest.
Research on some of the criteria that the school administers when selecting valedictorians. Though you may have a good average mark it is always good to know the requirements by the school. Different schools have different requirements, and this can be well known to you from your school. Apart from having a good GPA there are others that will use extracurricular activities and positions in leadership.