ROANOKE, Va. — Graduation season is here and students are getting ready for the next chapter of their lives.
Ollie Howie will graduate from William Fleming tomorrow morning.
"Ollie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and now he's going back to school there," Ollie's mother Juli Love Bowman said.
If you're not yet 100% sure which university is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ollie Howie's quilt of success might remind you. His mother laid out every single scholarship offer, college solicitation, anything you could think of.
This fall, Ollie goes to Harvard.
We asked him what makes Ollie a good candidate, "I'd like to ask them the same question," he joked, "But I think I'm a leader I think that they want people who will be leaders.
Leading is exactly what Howie will do tomorrow as valedictorian. He's a young man with as much humility as pride, and his graduation speech reflects that.
"Everybody's looking at me like, you're going to Harvard, you're the valedictorian. I want to tell them about failure mainly because everybody looks at your success, but most successful people have failed," Howie said.