06/01/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/01/2020 16:16
For Immediate Release: June 1, 2020
DALLAS - Dallas ISD honors valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2020 at each high school. With four years of hard work and commitment, these stellar seniors are bestowed with the prestigious honor of holding the highest and second highest ranks, respectively, among their graduating class. These outstanding and well-rounded students embody an impressive breadth of knowledge and have shown exceptional academic prowess, proving there is no achievement beyond reach. The No. 1 and No. 2 spots are traditionally the most coveted for seniors and is an accomplishment to celebrate as they advance to their next chapter in life.
Dallas ISD celebrated its Class of 2020 graduates with a series of virtual high school commencement ceremonies. Congratulations are extended to the honorees as they mark this important milestone in their lives. Here are the students who received top honors from their respective schools:
Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at A. Maceo Smith
Valedictorian: Jesus Montero
Montero plans to attend Northwesten University.
Salutatorian: Omar Carrizales
Carrizales plans to attend University of Michigan.
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Valedictorian: Ashton Benn
Benn will join the University of Southern California.
Salutatorian: Soleil Singh
Singh will join Yale University.
Bryan Adams High School
Valedictorian: Luz Torres-Huerta
Torres-Huerta is slated to attend Babson College.
Salutatorian: Ivette Trejo
Trejo plans to attend Columbus College of Art and Design and major in animation.
David W. Carter High School
Valedictorian: Chasity Webb
Webb plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Salutatorian: Seyry Moreno
Moreno plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas.
Emmett J. Conrad High School
Valedictorian: Ifunanya Treasure Okel-llo
Okel-llo will attend Texas A&M University at Commerce this fall where she plans to pursue nursing.
Salutatorian: Kaliah Sherrod
Sherrod is slated to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
Valedictorian: Maria Antonia Martinez
Martinez plans to attend Texas Women's University and major in business.
Salutatorian: Victor Mendoza
Mendoza plans to attend University of North Texas at Denton and major in finance.
H. Grady Spruce High School
Valedictorian: Meralda Rodriguez
Salutatorian: Jennifer Ortiz
Ortiz is slated to join the University of North Texas at Dallas this fall.
Hillcrest High School
Valedictorian: Elnor Habte Solomon
Solomon will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in health science.
Salutatorian: Cynthia Guadalupe Olvera
Olvera plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in health science.
Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy at James W. Fannin
Valedictorian: Natalia Martinez-Sanchez
Martinez-Sanchez will join the University of Texas at Arlington.
Salutatorian: Mildred Barrios Ovila
Ovila will join the University of Texas at Austin.
Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School
Valedictorian: Jaila Acevedo
Acevedo will continue her journey at Johns Hopkins University.
Salutatorian: Maria Fernanda Bustillo Aguero
Aguero plans to attend Columbia University.
James Madison High School
Valedictorian: Evelyn V. Reyna
Reyna is slated to join the University of Texas at Austin this fall.
Salutatorian: Jessica Glover
Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
Valedictorian: Noemi Bartolo
Bartolo will attend the University of Notre Dame.
Salutatorian: Ahtziry Tinajero
Tinajero plans to attend Carleton College.
Justin F. Kimball High School
Valedictorian: Cameshia Price
Price plans to attend Clark Atlanta University and major in education.
Salutatorian: Daniel Fraire
Fraire plans to attend the University of North Texas.
Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
Valedictorian: Jedidiah Feyisetan
Feyisetan is slated to join Texas Tech University this fall and major in biology.
Salutatorian: Quayvius Cortez Griswold
Griswold will attend Texas A&M University where he plans to pursue a marketing and business degree.
L.G. Pinkston High School
Valedictorian: Michael Denicola
Denicola will join the University North Texas.
Salutatorian: Vanessa Mata Montano
Mata Montano plans to continue her journey at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Early College High School at El Centro Community College
Valedictorian: Joceline Rios-Lovo
Salutatorian: Brandon Jimenez
Lincoln High School and Humanities/Communications Magnet
Valedictorian: Michaela Dunagin-Thomas
Dunagin-Thomas will attend Southern Methodist University and pursue law.
Salutatorian: Jayla Ward
Ward is slated to attend Texas Southern University.
Moisés E. Molina High School
Valedictorian: Saul Nieto
Nieto plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and will study Electrical Engineering.
Salutatorian: Natalie Olivares
Olivares is slated to attend Tufts University in Massachusetts.
New Tech High School at B.F. Darrell
Valedictorian: Elijah Sala
Sala will continue his journey at the University of Texas at Austin this fall.
Salutatorian: Alexander Sanchez
Sanchez will attend the University of North Texas at Dallas.
North Dallas High School
Valedictorian: Ashly Delgado
Delgado plans to attend Texas Women's University where she will study biology.
Salutatorian: Tina Nguyen
Nguyen plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and major in kinesiology.
Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Marianna Hernandez
Hernandez will join the University of North Texas this fall.
Salutatorian: Angel Martinez
Martinez will attend the University of Texas at Austin.
School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Amber Miranda
Miranda plans to attend Duke University.
Salutatorian: Su Min Yoon
Yoon will attend Rice University.
School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Christabel Rocha
Rocha will continue her journey at the University of Pennsylvania.
Salutatorian: Melissa Gabriela Zurita
Zurita is slated to attend the University of North Texas at Dallas.
School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Sulema Guevara
Guevara plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania.
Salutatorian: Peter Dadson
Dadson plans to attend the University of Pittsburg.
School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Aneesh Sharma
Sharma plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Salutatorian: Janell Baker
Baker plans to attend Stanford University.
Seagoville High School
Valedictorian: Miquel Angel Rodriguez
Rodriguez will join the University of Texas at Dallas where he will study engineering and computer science.
Salutatorian: Samantha Yiccela Reyes
Reyes will join Texas Tech University.
Skyline High School
Valedictorian: Jason Le
Le will attend Texas A&M University and plans to pursue a degree in Engineering.
Salutatorian: Royer Murrugarra
Murrugarra will attend Texas A&M University.
South Oak Cliff High School
Valedictorian: Angel Banda
Banda is slated to attend Southern Methodist University and pursue computer science.
Salutatorian: Eh Htoo
Sunset High School
Valedictorian: Frank Williams Jr.
Williams will join the University of Texas at Austin this fall and plans to study biology.
Salutatorian: Gisela Ortiz
Ortiz plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington to pursue a degree in business.
Thomas Jefferson High School
Valedictorian: Giovanna Lozano
Salutatorian: Liliana Romero
Romero will continue her journey at the University of North Texas at Dallas and plans to study psychology.
Trinidad 'Trini' Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College
Valedictorian: Patricia Michelle Meza-Roman
Meza-Roman will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study international relations and global studies.
Salutatorian: Madelyn Isabelle Blake
Blake is slated to attend Messiah College.
W.H. Adamson High School
Valedictorian: Elias Calixto
Calixto plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin where he will pursue nursing.
Salutatorian: Itzel Gamino
Gamino plans to attend Richland College.
W.T. White High School
Valedictorian: Joshua Kennedy Davis
Davis plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in aerospace engineering.
Salutatorian: Sophia Marie Banowsky
Banowsky plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in psychology.
W.W. Samuell High School
Valedictorian: Jacqueline Miranda Martinez
Salutatorian: Seren Jones
Wilmer-Hutchins High School
Valedictorian: Isaias Garay
Garay plans to attend North Lake College.
Salutatorian: Briana Maravilla
Maravilla plans to attend the University of North Texas at Dallas
Woodrow Wilson High School
Valedictorian: Elizabeth Anne Whiteside
Whiteside plans to attend