First of all, they deserve to be commended for doing the best in the exam, marking a big turning point after 12 years of high school and preparing to enter a new journey. Your achievement should be recognized and appreciated as it shows real seriousness with the exam.
There will be many people who say that there is no need to stress about exams, but I do not completely agree. In today’s educational environment, the highest score may not mean the best, but to achieve the highest score, it is certainly the candidates who have enough preparation, determination and good mentality. So is it not worthy of praise, not encouraging?
Broadly speaking, not only the valedictorian of the national high school exam, but also any valedictorian title. You may not be the best, but you do your best, you value your studies, your exams. And when you were in class, wasn’t your most important job studying?
Praise then what?
Like I said, valedictorian is very commendable. But what about praise? After these compliments, the children’s true bravery will have a chance to manifest. There will be people who sleep on the victory and there are also people who see it as a motivation to do better.
When entering the school, the first valedictorian will receive the most attention. Everyone admires and defaults to you as a “master”. It could be luck, it could also be pressure. It can be an opportunity, it can also be a challenge. If you know how to take advantage of opportunities from a better starting point than everyone else, success can follow success. But if you are subjective, you can deviate from the trajectory at any time.
After school, continue to study. Studying in university also has exams, also needs to have grades and of course high scores are still very good. But it is important and very important to realize that, in addition to grades, students need to prepare more than that – skills, social understanding, perception, thinking and choice.
When you go to school and still do well in school, still get good grades and become the top valedictorian, you are still extremely commendable – because it is your effort, your will and your seriousness. But, pay close attention that the way behind the gate is no longer a matter of learning as above, because you have to actually enter the world.
Saying that to see that your work when you go to college is more, deeper, wider than in high school, so you have to understand very clearly what you need to do during that time. How to be the master of your future and not depend on anything else.
The last message: What is worthy of praise and respect, please praise, cherish first.