NOTRE DAME | On May 17, Brianne Michaels will be delivering her valedictorian speech at the 167th commencement of Saint Mary's College.
Michaels is a computational mathematics major and daughter of Jill and Brian Michaels, of Union Township. She graduated from Wheeler High School in 2010.
She found out in January that she was valedictorian and did not expect it.
"It was not my goal," she said. "I've just tried my whole life to get good grades. I have always loved math and taught myself a lot. I'm a perfectionist."
After graduating, Michaels will join Land O’Lakes, Inc., in Minneapolis as an information technology rotational analyst. She interned at Land O’Lakes in the summer 2013 and the company honored her with the prestigious Intern Award for her outstanding performance and leadership.
“I am truly honored to be named valedictorian and I am excited to have the opportunity to deliver my commencement speech to the fabulous Class of 2014,” Michaels said. "My parents have supported me and my dad always preached the value of education and what it would bring me."