Betesegaw Tadele

Daniel Davis Edwards

Major: Computer Science
Grade Point Average: 3.99
Hometown: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
After Graduation: Working as a tester for Microsoft in Seattle, Wash.

“Being valedictorian means that all of the years of hard work have paid off.  From a personal level, it also means that my work has been recognized in the sense that I dedicated a lot of time to getting the grades that I did and to investing the time to increase my skills in computer science and math and all the other classes that I took.

“On a larger scale, I think it encourages everyone around me as they can see that a boy from Ethiopia can actually succeed in America. Not just Ethiopians, but anybody on any level from anywhere in the world. They can actually come to a place and dedicate themselves and actually be something and become somebody.”