Graham grinds for good grades


Leo Schoenberger, BHS Journalism


Senior at Baldwin High School, Huntler Graham has been a dedicated student for four years. He is currently 18 years old and will be graduating with the class of 2023. Graham has had lots of successful grades throughout years and did well on his ACT.

“Paying attention in class and being willing to learn plays a big role in achieving academic success,” Graham said. 

There are many strategies to prepare for being successful on a test. 

“Studying and note taking methods work differently for different people,” Graham said. “Figuring out what works best for you and sticking to it is, in my opinion, the best way to prepare for tests.”

Graham will be attending Kansas State University next year. He will be majoring in Civil Engineering and is planning to pursue a career in that field. 

“I am interested in Civil Engineering because it will allow me to use my knowledge and STEM skills in a practical manner,” Graham said. 

Graham will study Civil Engineering for four years. Then he will graduate and take whatever job opportunities he gets in that field. 

“It will make me feel like I am doing something beneficial and useful to society,” Graham said. 

The teachers of Baldwin High School are impressed by Graham’s work ethic. He took Mike Spielman’s Pre-Calculus class his junior year.

“Huntler was always a hard math worker,” Spielman said. “He always did his homework and worked hard to understand the material.” 

Jeffrey Cullins, one of the social studies teachers who had Graham, has similar thoughts about his academic success. 

“Mr. Graham has the unique capacity to frame a question in such a way that he can logic from one end to the other and maintain continuity,” Cullins said. “And doing that at the level he does it at his age is very impressive” 

Seniors that will be graduating can have mixed feelings. The future can be scary, but people like Graham have developed hard working habits from a young age. This will prepare them for college and the hardships they will face.