Boston Area Valedictorians Honored By Mayor Walsh

Boston (WBZ-AM) -- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh honored graduating seniors at the BPS Valedictorians luncheon Tuesday (May 29).

Tyler Luong, one of 36 valedictorians in the Boston public school system, was at the luncheon. 

Luong says finishing on top wasn't easy. "You kinda have to remember all the due dates, and all the things that you have to finish within a certain amount of time and how to stretch out your time so that you can accomplish everything," the graduating senior said. "And sometimes you won't be able to accomplish everything, but you have to keep trying. 

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh weighed in on the achievements of this graduating class. "Forty-seven percent of the kids in this class are foreign-born and they're valedictorians. These kids have great stories, and they've done amazing things," he said. "I think another fifty percent of the kids in this class are homegrown, meaning they started in kindergarten and went all the way through the system. So it's great to see that, and this is a great day."

Tyler is headed to Bucknell University in the fall on a full scholarship, where he hopes to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

WBZ News Radio 1030's Mike Macklin Reports:

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