Earning the designation of Valedictorian is something that many students strive for but only a few achieve. While it is based on GPA, Pro-Vision Academy’s 2014 Valedictorian, Treavon Tyron, has proved to be a model student both in and out of the classroom.
Academic Achievements and Extracurricular Activities
Becoming the 2014 Pro-Vision Academy Valedictorian was a feat that took hard work, dedication and persistence over four years for Treavon to achieve. It’s no surprise that this well-written student says English is his favorite subject, though he excelled in all subjects while attending Pro-Vision.
Treavon also participated in the Manhood Development Program, the flagship program at Pro-Vision that began more than 20 years ago. The Manhood Development Program is a mentorship program that teaches young men the importance of character development, purposeful living through positive life choices and community service.
The program’s adult male role models taught Treavon that it takes more than book smarts to lead a fulfilling, purposeful life. He recounted that one of his fondest memories at Pro-Vision Academy was the, “evening that my group and I planted over 15 trees in the school’s urban farm.” The power of coming together to make change for the betterment of all was one of the many things that Treavon has taken away from his experience at Pro-Vision in the Manhood Development Academy. He also notes that he is now more driven, open-minded and patient in all areas of his life.
This year Treavon has increased his community service, spending more than 100 hours volunteering at Anna Dupree Terrace over the last seven months. Anna Dupree Terrace is a nonprofit organization in Houston that provides living quarters for the elderly. While there, Treavon worked with the organization’s coordinator Ms. Maxine Blakes assisting in the day-to-day operations and visiting with many of the residents.
Treavon was also recently invited to attend a local listening session for the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The listening sessions give community members the chance to share their thoughts on how the initiative can better serve young men and boys of color so that they are afforded better opportunities to improve their lives.
What the Future Holds for This Bright Student
Treavon has been accepted to and plans to attend Texas A&M this coming fall. His current plans are to major in either Bio Engineering or Political Science. While the departments are dramatically different, both point towards Treavon’s plan to do work that makes improvements in people’s daily lives.
His hard work and ability to excel academically have earned Treavon a number of recognitions including a scholarship from the Assistance League of Houston, which will be used to fund his future education.
Pro-Vision Academy is extremely proud of Treavon and all that he has accomplished during his time at our school. There is no doubt that he will be just as successful in the future as he works towards earning his bachelor’s degree.