The Cleveland High School salutatorian for the Class of 2022 is Kirsten Kuper.

Kirsten Kuper
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Here, she gives a few concise answers to Observer questions.

What’s next for you?
Attend Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in chemical engineering and join the Goin’ Band from Raiderland.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Running late somewhere.

What has remained the best incentive/program to keep you interested in school and graduating?

In what class did you learn the most, as you envision your career?
AP Chemistry and AP Calculus.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received, and who gave it to you?
“You should probably go to bed earlier.” – Everyone I know.

What’s your best advice for underclassmen?
Do more things that make you happy.

If you could make one change in Rio Rancho Public Schools, what would it be?
Integrate more life skills into the regular curriculum. I can do Calculus BC, but I still don’t know how to pay taxes.

Who or what played the biggest role in your success?
Family & Friends.