By Irma Widjojo
Jacob Lavezzo never thought that one day he would end his high school career as the best in his class.
The 17-year-old, who had struggled with school work almost all his life, graduated Thursday as Liberty High School’s class of 2015 valedictorian.
Although Lavezzo and his mother were skeptical with the move at first, they said attending Liberty was the best choice they ever made.
“I’ve heard it’s horrible,” said Lavezzo, who was enrolled at Benicia High School for the first two years. “But the teachers (at Liberty) really care, and they want you to succeed.”
He helped at the school’s greenhouse, became the head of the leadership class, and was a Liberty representative at the Benicia Unified School District.