Katy ISD Announces Its Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians


KATY (Covering Katy News) – Katy ISD is proud to announce the top two students from each high school who have ranked highest academically in their respective graduating classes.

“These students have worked extremely hard from the very first day of their ninth grade year until the last day of their senior year,” said a Katy ISD statement.  “Many of them are now moving on to prestigious colleges and universities throughout the nation.”

The 2018-2019 valedictorians and salutatorians are:

Cinco Ranch High School:

William Li Wang – Valedictorian, Rice University, Chemistry

Nevin George – Salutatorian, Yale, Math and Computer Science

Katy High School:

Joshua Aman Dierker – Valedictorian, the University of Texas at Austin, Computer Science

Sarah Catherine Hatcher – Salutatorian, the University of Texas at Austin, Biology

Mayde Creek High School

Owais Hyder Ghulam – Valedictorian, University of Houston, Chemical Engineering

Monica Arrambide Valdes – Salutatorian, Texas A&M University, Computer Engineering

Morton Ranch High School

Frederica Anna Kizek – Valedictorian, Southern Methodist University, Biology on pre-med track and she will be on the swim team

Bao Khanh Hoang Vu – Salutatorian, University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, International Business

Seven Lakes High School

Surya Indukuri – Valedictorian, Hofstra University, Bio-Chemistry

Naveen Kumar Venkat – Salutatorian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computer Science & Math

Taylor High School

Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen – Valedictorian, University of Houston, Biology

Sunny Ann Tang – Salutatorian, Harvard University, Chemistry

Tompkins High School

Blake Austin Romero – Valedictorian, University of Texas, Computer Science

Kristi Zhang – Salutatorian, Cornell University, Engineering

See student photos below.

Cinco Ranch, William Li Wang – Valedictorian


Cinco Ranch, Nevin George – Salutatorian


Katy, Joshua Aman Dierker – Valedictorian


Katy, Sarah Catherine Hatcher – Salutatorian


Mayde Creek, Owais Hyder Ghulam – Valedictorian


Mayde Creek, Monica Arrambide Valdes – Salutatorian


Morton Ranch, Frederica Anna Kizek Valedictorian


Morton Ranch, Bao Khanh Hoang Vu – Salutatorian


Tompkins, Blake Austin Romero – Valedictorian


Tompkins, Kristi Zhang, Salutatorian


Seven Lakes, Surya Indukuri -Valedictorian


Seven Lakes, Naveen Kumar Venkat -Salutatorian


Tompkins, Lauren Mary Huyentran Nguyen – Valedictorian


Tompkins, Sunny Ann Tang – Salutatorian





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