Hey just got some big news I'm dying to tell the world but am not allowed to. I'm our class's valedictorian. It was a tight race, so they wanted to keep it underwraps. They told the top 3 after 7 semesters by phone today. I was 3rd. My counselor said that 9 times out of 10, the person number 1 after 7 semesters is #1 after 8, and she's never seen the 3rd jump to 1st, but that's what I did. I was allowed to tell my family, and only a couple of my very closest friends because they like it to be a surpise. So instead I will share with all of you who will not be there tomorrow to find out and most likely do not know members of my graduating class to tell them. The friends I told (4 of them, including my boyfriend) were more excited than I was...2 of them were together so they called me on speaker phone (I had left a message with my friend's mom, just saying I had moved up 2 spots, hoping they would figure it out) and they told me they were gearing up to be my cheering section. And they will, too. They will be loud and I will be embarassed and my dad will cry, because he's the one handing me my diploma (he's on the schoolboard...it's his job).