Somehow it's true - there was a Valedictorian Mikey. I've always been able to study and take tests without really trying (especially in high school), and I was completely shocked when I got the announcement letter from the school - I had never even considered my grades that seriously before (but I loved making As, of course). The Moore High School Class of 1985 had 1,024 students, so my speech had to be fast (I basically wanted to say that grades meant nothing, but they edited that out!). I guess being valedictorian looked nice on my resume, but it didn't make college any easier.
Valedictorian Mikey sporting the white gown