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Nick Shuble earns valedictorian title

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La Porte High School is proud to announce that the Class of 2022’s valedictorian is accomplished Slicer Nick Shuble.

Shuble was ecstatic to find out that he was chosen to be Valedictorian.

“It was exciting. The way that they score it and let the students work it out is really cool. I was most excited to tell my family,” Shuble said.

Becoming qualified enough to be Valedictorian takes hard work and dedication to academics, as well as involvement in extracurriculars. Shuble has a rigorous schedule along with a multitude of extracurricular activities. His AP classes over the span of four years have consisted of AP Chemistry, AP Research, AP Calculus, AP Literature and Composition, AP Spanish, AP Language and Composition, AP US History, AP Physics 2, AP Physics 1, and AP Seminar.

Out of all of the AP classes Shuble has taken, he believes AP Research should be taken by more students.

“I think everyone would benefit from taking it though, because it is very much a self-driven class where however much work you do is how good you will do. This is what I’ve been told college will be like, so I think it helps students to be prepared for college and adjusting to a new learning style,” Shuble said.

Shuble is active in the community and has many extracurriculars under his belt. His list of activities range from football, basketball, NHS, NTHS, Unified Track, lacrosse, to Principal’s Advisory Council, and PSI.

Through his success and dedication to activities and his academics, Shuble has won many prestigious awards. Shuble won the Jeremy Hoehne Work Ethic Award for basketball, Indianapolis Colts Academic All-Star, IFCA Academic All-State, scholarships from the Kingford Heights PTO, Indiana Association of School Principals All-Star Award, and many through Slicer Football and LaPorte Pop Warner.

The hard work and dedication that Shuble has had towards school paid off through his Valedictorian honor, as well as his two major college decisions. Shuble is planning on studying engineering at Penn State. 

Shuble has accomplished achieved his goal of being the top of his class and valedictorian with ease. 

“Everyone at LaPorte who has a 4.0 is labeled as #1 in the class because of our GPA scale, and I achieved this by continuing to do what I have done which is come to school every day knowing that I am going to work,” Shuble said.

Not everything has been easy for Shuble. Shuble’s family is wildly important to him. They inspire him and he values their advice and help over everything, but with his father being overseas for most of his life, it was hard for Shuble to receive his guidance.

“My dad lived overseas for most of my educational career, so it was hard to stay in touch with him at times and receive his help, but we made the best of the time we had together which was something I always had in my mind to look forward to; the next time I would see my dad,” Shuble said.

Shuble has demonstrated the strength needed to lead and overcome the hardships he faced in his life. Being a leader has been an important part of Shuble’s life and his journey to becoming valedictorian, and he believes it’s an important trait.

“Being a leader to me means making other people better by doing what you are supposed to do,” Shuble said.

Shuble will lead the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 and share his final high school moments with his fellow Slicers on June 2, 2022.

“I am looking forward to reminiscing about all of the great moments I’ve had with so many different people here at LaPorte and enjoying the company of my fellow classmates for one last time,” Shuble said.

Shuble has had many memories as a Slicer.

“My favorite memory as a Slicer was meeting the people here both my peers and the people in the community,” Shuble said.

As the school year comes to an end, Shuble has many people he’d like to thank before he steps foot on that stage.

“I would like to thank my parents for supporting me, every teacher I’ve ever had for helping me be successful in school, my friends for helping to balance school and fun, and my siblings for making me as competitive as I am and giving something to strive for,” Shuble said.

Shuble has been a strong representation of the community of La Porte and will carry his Slicer legacy on.

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