Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. The 17 2023 Standout Seniors are bright, hard-working students who have overcome the odds to graduate and dedicate themselves to serving their community.
To learn more about their plans to attend college, serve in the military or begin their careers, go to www.ccs.k12.nc.us/graduation.
Tucker Samuelian will graduate from Massey Hill Classical High School. He answered these questions about his education and his future.
I am most proud of earning the rank of Eagle Scout and being elected student body president.
I am attending Methodist University to earn my undergraduate degree in political science and business.
I have accrued 240 volunteer hours.
Methodist University scholarship, $6,000; Cape Region Scholarship, $12,000; Presidential Scholarship, $103,000; Salutatorian Scholarship, $4,000; and Academic Achievement, $8,000..
SGA, Scouting, orchestra, community band, theater, Quiz Bowl, Military Appreciation Club and church. SGA has been my favorite activity in high school because of the planning, execution, and involvement in high school activities as a representative for the student body.
“What’s the secret to success? The secret is, there is no secret. Be humble, hungry and the hardest worker in the room.” — Dwayne Johnson
I feel that Cumberland County Schools has prepared me for my future by immersing me in a well-rounded education surrounded by people from diverse cultures. They have enlightened me and given me a broad perspective of the world and my future using the skills I have acquired and much more that was taught to me.
One teacher, Mr. Joseph Miller of Massey Hill Classical High School, always says, “There are different routes to the mall; all that matters is that you get there.” This quote was used in relation to math and obtaining the right answer, but I think he applied this to life, too. It does not matter how we obtain success in life, but just that we do. I think Mr. Miller taught me this.
I attended Glendale Acres Elementary School from K-2 grades and Ashley Elementary School from third through fifth grades.