Dublin valedictorian Eva Frederick has accomplished a lot in her four years at Dublin High School. She was a member of the band where she played clarinet and piano, the jazz band, National Honor Society, competed in UIL spelling, was a class officer and ran cross country her first three years of high school. The daughter of Suzuann Thompson and Charles Frederick plans to attend the University of Texas after graduation.

“I chose UT because almost all of my family has gone there and I wanted to be a part of that,” she said.

However, she still has not decided on an emphasis of study.

“I don’t really know what I want to do just yet, but if I had to pick then it would be biology. I like science,” Frederick said.

Frederick’s favorite subject in high school was band.

“I really love music, and of course, because it was fun,” Frederick said.

It’s no surprise that while at DHS she was named to the all-state band in clarinet.

“It was a really memorable moment for me in high school. I worked really hard and practiced every day,” she said. “Only one person from Dublin had ever made the all-state band before I did.”

It wasn’t always smooth sailing for the soon-to-be valedictorian, however.

“When I took algebra II it was really hard. I failed a test and decided to go to tutoring for almost a month so I could make sure that I got better in it,” Frederick said.

Her inspiration to do well in high school came from her mother.

“She has always been really independent and it hasn’t always been easy for her. It drove me to make sure I did well,” she said.

She eventually would like to visit England, her home country.

“I moved over here in the third grade, so it’s been awhile. I would really like to see some of my friends that I haven’t seen in almost 10 years,” she said.

She also has a word of advice for those trying to do well in their studies.

“Keep studying hard. Also, don’t become obsessed with your phone. My GPA dropped some whenever I got my iPhone and it can make you lose sight of your priorities,” she said.

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