29 Massachusetts students who shine
Courtney B. Gustafson, 21
School: Fitchburg State University
Gustafson graduates with an astounding 3.99 GPA. She earned such high marks while working multiple jobs as an undergraduate, and volunteering at the Shirley State Prison, where she teaches writing to inmates. Up next for Gustafson? An MA/PhD program in English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.