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The Daily Echo: The 16th Second always Comes: July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019

I enjoyed watching this speech and thought others could benefit from it.

On May 30th, 2019, Kyle Martin addressed The King’s Academy’s Class of 2019 as its valedictorian. His speech was entitled “The 16th Second.” Kyle has attended The King’s Academy for 14 years and is graduating with a 4.64 GPA, earning him the top ranking in the class.

He is a senior superlative in the areas of Bible, English, musical theatre, social studies, and vocal music. Kyle is the President of the English and Social Studies National Honor Societies, Vice President of the Spanish National Honor Society, Treasurer of the Mathematics National Honor Society, and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Science and Tri-M Music National Honor Societies. He served as Class President for five years and is a member of Key Club. Kyle has been an important contributor to the TKA Theatre Company, appearing as a lead in 21 main stage and black box productions, most recently as Jack Kelly in Newsies.

Kyle will attend Palm Beach Atlantic University where he received the Farish Scholarship, a full four-year scholarship valued at $170,000—awarded to two incoming freshmen each year. Kyle plans to study political science and Spanish. (FAQ: Sorry, Kyle doesn’t use social media, but can be contacted at

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