Quiet Determination and Success: Jacob DeWitt ’17
Preparing for the Academic Points series took me back to 2010 when we put out a series of short notes entitled “60 Days of Good News.” Here is one of the treasures uncovered:
As the twig is bent, so the tree is inclined---Jacob’s career at Episcopal stands for many things, including the value of copious early reading. All, as you will see.
In 2017, Jacob DeWitt graduated as the Valedictorian of his class. Jacob will be able to tell his grandchildren of his following exploits and achievements from 2010 and through his graduation night in 2017:
He feels Episcopal “prepared him.” I hear he is doing well---Dean’s List last semester, staffmember of the Eco-Rep Leadership Program, and member of Engineers Without Borders USA Lehigh Chapter. He is also diligently taking seven courses. I am confident he will go on in quiet determination to make a place for himself in the post-college world with his focus on alternative fuels. Jacob worked diligently. He took advantage of what Episcopal offered in spirit, mind, and body. No excuses. To me, Jacob stands for the proposition that a very strong math and science secondary preparatory education is available at Episcopal, just for the taking. And, it combines nicely with well-rounded experiences in state-title level sports, music, language, and service.
Don’t you just love it when things come together? I do!