20 Questions for Top of the 2020 Class: Peter Park graduates as a valedictorian and gives thanks to all of his high school teachers


Senior Peter Park performs a layup during a practice on November 14. Park is one of the 12 valedictorians in the Class of 2020. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake

Aaliyah Magana, News Editor

In lieu of our senior print issue, The Accolade has decided to conduct a Q and A with each of the 12 valedictorians for online posting.

Question #1: What are your plans after high school? 

Answer:  UCLA, applied mathematics.

Question #2: Which extracurriculars and clubs have you been a part of? 

A:  Basketball.

Question #3: How do you feel as one of the 12 valedictorians?

A:  Not worth it. 

Question #4: How do you feel about the second semester of our senior year and graduation being canceled?

A:  I don’t care because I get to play a lot of 2k.

Question #5: What or who motivated you the most during high school and why?

A: Money because I want to be rich.

Question #6: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: Wall Street.

Question #7: What was the most challenging in the four years of high school?

A: Waking up for school.

Question #8: Which class was the most threatening to your valedictorian status?

A: English with Mr. Wiegman.

Question #9: What has been the highlight of high school?

A: School closing because of COVID-19. 

Question #10: Describe your high school experience in three words

A: Very good janitors.

Question #11: Complete the sentence: “I will always remember…”

A: I will always remember the homies.

Question #12: What was your favorite class?

A: AP Chemistry with Mr. Colomac.

Question #13: What will you miss most after you graduate?

A: Living with my mom and dad.

Question #14: Did you have senioritis?

A: Ask Mrs. Morita.

Question #15:  What is your greatest achievement during high school?

A: Working and going to school.

Question #16:  How have you changed since freshman year?

A: one inch taller and gained 20 pounds. 

Question #17:  Out of all your years in high school, which one was your favorite and why?

A: Senior year because I had senioritis.

Question #18:  A senior quote 

A: “Peter, I’m a pediatrician. Have you noticed you’re sitting on a fire truck?” 

Question #19:  A word of advice for underclassmen

A: Take care of your mental health.

Question #20: Would you like to thank anyone? Final words? 

A: Thank you to all my teachers, especially Ms. Tan, Mr. Colomac, Mr. Del, Ms. Shin, Mrs. Morita and Mr. Adams. Love you guys.