Jeremiah Hebestreit is an example of a student driven to make it. He wanted to attend The Academy at Central but lived out of district, so for two of his four years of high school, Jeremiah walked to school. Every morning and every afternoon, regardless of the weather, he made his way on foot or on skateboard the three miles from his home near High Point University to The Academy at Central.
“Jeremiah was dedicated and determined to complete his high school education at The Academy at Central,” said his teacher Vivian Coston.
Along with his high school diploma, Jeremiah can also display his recent award, the 2010-11 Male Student of the Year, which was presented to him by the Summit Rotary Club and carried with it a savings bond worth $2,500. This Student Improvement Award recognizes and rewards those students who have made a change and who now see education as a significant part of their life. Thinking he was only present at the award ceremony simply because he was the October 2010 Student Improvement Award recipient, Hebestreit said he was shocked when his name was called.
In addition to being a role model to future students, Jeremiah will leave his mark at the school for years to come after creating a 5-foot-by-5-foot representation of the school’s coat of arms for his graduation project.
Jeremiah plans to attend Guilford Technical Community College to pursue Culinary Arts.