Michelle Grieco believes in failure. It took two cuts from her elementary and middle school soccer teams for the Berlin High School valedictorian to work her way up to the varsity team as only a freshman.
“In order to succeed in life you have to be willing to fail and if you don’t put yourself out there to take risks and to fail, then you’ll never know what you really could accomplish,” she said.
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Drive and ambition is only a fraction of what the class of 2016’s valedictorian will be taking with her when she attends UConn in the fall as an economics major. She believes her leadership skills, which she gained from her four-year involvement in Upbeat, will play a role in her college success. From helping out at the middle school, to volunteering at Worthington Manor, Grieco has learned to be a leader.
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