Shelby Briggs and her mother Alicia Jimenez state that Rotan school officials made an agreement with Shelby last October to make up credits due to medical absences for her to keep the Valedictorian title.

Shelby Briggs says, "Learning means a lot to me because my whole life I loved to learn and I think its great to always be wanting to expand your mind and open yourself up to things you didn't know before. I had my mom who is willing to go through all of this for me and I’m thankful for that because not everyone is going to have that kind of person."

Shelby's mom is continuing the process to meet with the school board in regard to this situation.