SAISD congratulates its seniors

Once seniors cross the stage and receive their diplomas, they achieve a milestone that makes all the years of studying, test taking and working toward a goal worth it. High school graduates also become positive role models, especially to younger siblings and cousins who are inspired to follow in their footsteps.

Need more inspiration? Watch any of this year’s graduation ceremonies here.

Seniors, your family members are proud of you and so are we. Each one of us in the District congratulates you on this honored achievement!

We are also proud of our seniors on their goals moving forward. Collectively, the SAISD Class of 2017 earned nearly $54 million in scholarship dollars.

As a sample of where our graduates are headed next, we share with you our list of valedictorians and salutatorians and their universities of choice.

Brackenridge High School:
Valedictorian Vanessa Vincent Martinez, Hamilton College
Salutatorian Maria D. Sanchez, UT Austin

Burbank High School:
Valedictorian Rebekah Trevino, Kenyon College
Salutatorian Ian A. Mazzucca, UT Austin

Edison High School:
Valedictorian Pedro Banuelos, Texas A&M College Station
Salutatorian George H. Velez, UT Austin

Fox Tech High School:
Valedictorian Kajal Anilkumar Bhatka, UT Austin
Salutatorian Marisa S. Flores, UT Austin

Highlands High School:
Valedictorian Antonio Hernandez, UT Austin
Salutatorian William Bendele, Texas A&M College Station

Jefferson High School:
Valedictorian Jacynda Ely Espenshade, Middlebury College
Salutatorian Zoe L. Lopez, Fordham University

Lanier High School:
Valedictorian Thomas Muniz, St. Mary’s University
Salutatorian Janelly Williams, Trinity University

Sam Houston High School:
Valedictorian Ta-Renee Young, University of Houston
Salutatorian Tierra Starks, Pomona College

Travis Early College High School:
Valedictorian Kylee Leeann Northam, UT Austin
Salutatorian Ethan Boyle, Texas A&M College Station

Young Women’s Leadership Academy:
Valedictorian Lea Morin, Amherst College
Salutatorian Angelica Flores, Southwestern University