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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Q and A with Carey's top two
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Vikas Girdhar/Herald
H. Frank Carey High School’s 2013 salutatorian Alyssa Mayer, left, and valedictorian Sara Stiklickas earned GPAs of 101.12 and 101.31, respectively — separating them by a mere .19 of a point.

Stiklickas: That’s a tough one. It’s nice knowing you’re at the top of your grade and all the hard work has led to something, a speech at graduation! I think I’m more nervous about writing a good speech than I am about speaking.

What would you suggest for people to get better grades?

Stiklickas: I think motivation is important. A lot of people don’t care enough. I think if you find something to motivate you to do better, you won’t have a hard time sitting down and doing homework or anything like that.

Mayer: You have to find the study method that helps you the best and you can’t give up. You have to work hard to get to where you want.

Did you ever have any amusing experiences while doing such outstanding school work?

Stiklickas: (pause) Last year, we did a pretty funny project in A.P. U.S. History. What we did was, we teamed up in pairs of two. Each pair got to represent a president from history. We had a contest. We had to create campaign videos and go up against each other. There was a bracket system and you’d move on to the next round and eventually it was one against another. The videos were pretty funny, dressing up as people and doing funny things, then watching it in front of the class.

How does your family feel about you being at the top?

Stiklickas: They’re pretty proud of me because they’ve seen how hard I’ve worked.

Mayer: They’re really proud of me. They tell everyone they meet!

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