In His Own Words: Joe

On graduating

It’s not the end, it’s only the beginning. My life has come to a certain stage that I have to wake up and realize that my future is in my hands.

On Paint Branch High School

This school is my family and the people here are some of my great friends. I’ve been with them since elementary school. I’m going to miss the staff as well. A lot of the teachers here have helped me a lot.

On teachers who inspired him

The entire English Department inspired me. They all inspired me to do so well and they made me love English.

His advice to freshmen

Know that your freshman year is the foundation of your transcript and your grades are very important. Work hard, study hard, play hard at the same time.