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Distinguished Graduate Honoree Chavez encourages students to “build a permanent resume”

December 4, 2018

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On November 20, Linganore honored six Distinguished Graduates for their achievements in the categories of Business, Academics, Public Service, Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Athletics. Mike Chavez, Class of ‘82, received the Academics Award for his achievements. He is currently the Athletic Director at Governor Thomas Johnson High School, but he has worked at many FCPS schools. He was a teacher and coach Linganore.

He was accompanied by his wife, Geri Chavez, his parents, and one of his daughters, Lindsay. Mrs. Chavez said, “He’s always been my favorite Lancer!”

At the assembly, Chavez said, “You should always remember those around you that are along the way and their support.”

When the ceremony concluded, the graduates were given a tour of the school each accompanied by SGA members. Chavez was accompanied by  SGA Vice President Jacob Orlando.

When their tour was finished, each graduate spoke in two classrooms, during the first and second lunch shifts. Chavez first went to Mrs. Samira Diggs’ room and he talked about how to succeed.

One student asked, “Do you have any regrets?”

Chavez answered, “I don’t particularly have any regrets because, even if I did, they’re only minor. This is because I’m happy at where I’m at in life, and I try to do my best for everything.”

After Diggs’ class, Chavez went to Mr. Matthew Kronk’s room to speak to a ninth grade English class.

Chavez told the class, “I think the biggest thing to understand is that right now you are building your permanent resume. Everything you’re doing now is being recorded and written on that permanent resume, and it will impact your future.”

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