Jamaica Plain's Jonah Barricklo fully took advantage of everything the Boston Arts Academy offers after he moved to Boston from the Bronx in 2017. He was able to showcase his singing, dancing and acting skills -- and was named valedictorian of his class. Q: What does it mean to you to be BAA's valedictorian? Barricklo: I am honored to be BAA’s valedictorian. It is so nice to have been so warmly welcomed into the community at the school.