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Honor Graduates Announced for Class of 2018


Campus administrators from Braswell, Denton, Guyer and Ryan high schools have announced the top graduates for the Class of 2018, who will be recognized alongside their classmates during graduation ceremonies on Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25.

 

Ryan High School will kick off the ceremonies at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and Braswell High School will follow at 7:30 p.m. Guyer High School’s graduation will follow at 11 a.m. on Friday, and the Denton High School ceremony commences at 3 p.m. All graduations will take place at the University of North Texas Coliseum, located at 600 Ave. D in Denton.

 

The valedictorians and salutatorians for each high school can be seen below. 

 


 

Braswell High School

Valedictorians

 

Citlalli Vazquez Curiel, 18, and a resident of Oak Point, will attend the University of Houston and major in Computer Science. Her parent is Maria Vazquez Espino.

Aiden Hawk Dalrymple, 17, and a resident of Savannah, will attend the University of Houston and major in Mechanical Engineering. His parents are James and Carla Dalrymple.

Anna Katherine Skaugen, 18, and a resident of Cross Roads, will attend the University of Houston and major in Chemical Engineering. Her parents are Robert and Danila Skaugen. 

 

Salutatorians

 

Dylan Alexander Boren, 17, and a resident of Savannah, will attend the University of North Texas and major in Criminal Justice. His parents are Emily and Jeff Wade.

 


 

Denton High School

Valedictorians

 

Talha M Akram, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Dallas and major in Neuroscience. Her parents are Zahida Akram and Javed Akram.

Sofia Theresa Batt, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the Colorado School of Mines and major in Chemical Engineering. Her parents are Floridalma Batt and John Batt.

Leah Renee Beltrone, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Oklahoma State University and major in Animal Science. Her parents are Jan and William Beltrone.

Andrea Renae Bridges, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of North Texas and major in English. Her parents are Dana Bridges and Jim Bridges.

Ciara Nicole Carlson-Hargis, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and her major is undecided. Her parents are Douglas Hargis and Azure Murphy.

Adam David Goff, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Wake Forest University and major in Biological Sciences. His parents are Dr. David Goff and Dr. Karen O. Goff.

Madilyn Avery Gunn, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Texas A&M University and major in Biomedical Science. Her parents are Kevin and Ronda Gunn.

Madeleine Noelle Hall 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Harding University and major in Nursing. Her parents are Mike and Amy Hall.

Janna Nicole Herron, 18 and a resident of Denton, will attend Texas Woman’s University and major in Music Therapy. Her parents are Irene and Dennis Herron.

Andrew Eunsung Kim, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Austin College and major in Biology/Pre-Med. His parents are Cholho Kim and Jiyoun Kim.

Anthony Kim, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Biology. His parents are Dr. Seongcheol Kim and Dr. Hyunju Kim.

Natalie Taylor Parks, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Texas A&M University and major in Business. Her parents are Tyler and Hope Parks.

Swastika Sah, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Finance/International Educational Development. Her parents are Amarnath Sah and Sabnam Kumari.

Katrina Harley Taylor, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Neuroscience. Her parents Benjamin Taylor and Sarah Taylor.

Alyssa Grace Williamson, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Tulsa and major in Biological Sciences. Her parents are Paul and Dianne Williamson.

 

Salutatorians

 

Sebastian Barker, 18, and a resident of Argyle, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Biology. His parents are Glenn Barker and Adriana Barker.

Zella X. Carroll, 17, and a resident of Denton, will attend St. Edward’s University and major in Criminology. Her parents are Pam and Brendan Carroll.

Emma Linn Holzer, 18, and a resident of Denton, will join the United States Army. Her parents are Jason and Rena Holzer.

Cody Andrew Ordonez, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Mathematics. His parents are Carlos Ordonez and Jennifer Ordonez.

Ava Violet Polster, 18, and a resident of Aubrey, will attend Louisiana State University and major in Mass Communications/Pre-Law. Her parents are Jennifer Beckham and Lance Polster.

 


 

Guyer High School

Valedictorians

 

Morgan Walter Allen, 18, and a resident of Lantana, will attend St. Edward’s University and major in Computer Science. His parents are Tammy Allen and David Allen. 

Mekenzie Renae Erickson, 18, and a resident of Corinth, will attend Brigham Young University and major in International Relations. Her parents are Mark and Jennifer Erickson.

Nathan Alexander Gates, 18, and a resident of Lantana, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Computer Science. His parents are Kara and Robert Gates.

Hanna Caroline Hines, 18, and a resident of Corinth, will attend University of Oklahoma and major in Finance. Her parents are Krista Hines and Conroy Hines.

Jessica Lynn Hoffman, 17, and a resident of Argyle, will attend Austin College and major in Biochemistry. Her parents are Heather and Brian Hoffman.

Nafisa Adrita Hossain, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend University of Texas at Austin and major in Biochemistry. Her parents are Anwar and Nurjahan Sarder.

Molly Elizabeth Krinner, 18, and a resident of Lantana, will attend University of North Texas and her major is undecided. Her parents are Brian and Sharon Krinner.

Sara Mansoorshahi, 17, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Biochemistry. Her parents are Poupak Moshayedi and Kaveh Mansoorshahi.

Maya Lin Howe Martin, 18, and a resident of Argyle, will attend Barnard College at Columbia University and major in Political Science. Her parents are Carol Howe and Eugene Martin.

Lauren Ashley McKinney, 17, and a resident of Bartonville, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Environmental Science. Her parents are Debbie McKinney and Brian McKinney.

Garett Lane Ozmer, 18, and a resident of Lantana, will attend the University of Tulsa and major in Biology. His parents are Gina and Steve Ozmer.

Rachel Anna Reed, 18, and a resident of Corinth, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Accounting. Her parents are Debbie Reed and Wes Reed.

Isabel Paniagua Riley, 18, and a resident of Lantana, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Psychology. Her parents are Scott and Norma Riley.

Gillian Rene Schafer, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Biochemistry.  Her parents are Beth Schafer and Jon Schafer.

Raegan Shea Stubblefield, 18, and a resident of Corinth, will attend Texas Woman’s University and major in Child Development and Occupational Therapy. Her parents are Konni and Rodney Stubblefield.

Nick Gray Taylor, 18, and a resident of Flower Mound, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Computer Engineering. His parents are Staci Taylor and J Taylor.

Rajan Vyas, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Computer Engineering. His parents are Rajesh Vyas and Anita Vyas.

Meredith Kathleen Wilder, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of North Texas and major in Music Education. Her parents are Sharon and Chris Wilder.

Andrew Robert Winn, 18, and a resident of Corinth, will attend Texas A&M University and major in Chemistry. His parents are Don and Judie Winn.

 

Salutatorians

 

Madilyn Claire Grams, 18, and a resident of Lantana, will attend Texas A&M University and major in Animal Science. Her parents are David and Kerri Grams.

Vishvani Girishkumar Patel, 17, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Dallas and major in Biomedical Engineering. Her parents are Rekha and Girish Patel.

 


 

Ryan High School

Valedictorians

 

Kaiden Rane Dickson, 17, and a resident of Aubrey, will attend Texas A&M University and major in Pre-Law. Her parents are Chad and Kendra Dickson.

Leah Beth Enoch, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Texas A&M University and major in Industrial Engineering. Her parents are David and Amy Enoch.

Nathan Guy, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Virginia Tech and major in Electrical Engineering. His parents are Andrea Guy and Shaun Guy.

Heather Lee Heon, 17, and a resident of Denton, will attend Oklahoma State University and major in Computer Science. Her parents are Michelle White-Heon and Richard Heon. 

Holly Lynn Heon, 17, and a resident of Oak Point, will attend the University of Oklahoma and major in Biology. Her parents are Michelle White-Heon and Richard Heon. 

Jaden Maxine Marie Hoelker, 18, and a resident of Aubrey, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Accounting. His parents are Michael and Jennifer Hoelker.

Alexandra Hale Malone, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in Biomedical Engineering. Her parents are Michele Malone and Raiford Malone.

Skarleth Michelle Santibanez, 17, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Special Education. Her mother is Karla Nolasco.

Philip Wesley Simms, 18, and a resident of Aubrey, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Radio/Television and Film Production. His parents are Scott and Misti Simms.

Janelle Eileen Thompson, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Dallas and major in Neuroscience. Her parents are Dave Thompson and Janet Thompson.

 

Salutatorians

 

MinSeo Cho, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend Boston College and major in Biochemistry. Her parents are Sunghee Lee and Sungtai Cho.

Angela Susan Harding, 18, and a resident of Aubrey, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Biology. Her parents are Janel Harding and Mike Harding.

Michael Richard Masaru Kajihara, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Computer Science. His parents are Julie and Alan Kajihara.

Nur Ann Saeed, 18, and a resident of Denton, will attend the University of North Texas and major in Biochemistry. Her parents are Zakia Arif and Arif Saeed.