WINTON WOODS, Ohio - Blake Howard is a senior at Winton Woods High School. He’s a leader in and out of the classroom.
"He's the type of student who says 'Let me give back, let me be involved in this fundraiser. Let me help out through this community service project. Let me take on more responsibilities in the band,'" said Kevin Jones, a counselor at Winton Woods.
Jones describes Howard as “involved, personable, considerate, prepared and accomplished"
Jones says Howard is a highly-respected student among the Winton Woods High School staff.
“Howard accomplishes many things in the classroom and works hard to maintain his 3.885 GPA and his class rank of eighth out of 258 students in his class in an advanced placement and honors level curriculum. Howard is the president of the National Honor Society and has won numerous academic achievement awards,” said Jones.
Howard says striving to be the best we can be is something everyone should try to accomplish.
"People have so much potential and some people don't like to motivate themselves, or they get lazy when it comes to school work. I think everyone should understand that education and hard work is the key to success," said Howard.
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