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Katy ISD Announces Class of 2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

May 2, 2022

By Natalie Cook Clark


As the 2021-2022 academic year quickly comes to an end, Katy ISD announces the valedictorians and salutatorians from their eight high schools with graduating classes. The fastest growing independent school district in Texas gears up for commencement ceremonies later this month.


Katy ISD 2022 Valedictorians.


Graduation Ceremonies Begin May 19

Katy ISD’s spring commencement season kicks off at Legacy Stadium on May 19th.



With the highest GPA this year being an impressive 4.9057, these talented students lead the class of 2022 onward to chase their adventures and dreams. Some to pursue career paths that take them to universities, trade schools, internships across the nation and around the world.

 

Cinco Ranch High School


Christine Alexa Wu – Valedictorian


  • College/University: Rice University

  • Major: Biochemistry

  • GPA: 4.8696

Jiyeon “Irene” Jeon – Salutatorian


  • College/University: Pepperdine University

  • Major: Biology

  • GPA:4.8636


 

Katy High School


Arman Joshua Saxena – Valedictorian


  • College/University: Rice University

  • Major: Statistics and Business

  • GPA: 4.8525

Ronak Aaron Saxena – Salutatorian


  • College/University: Rice University

  • Major: Bio-Engineering

  • GPA: 4.8525


 

Mayde Creek High School


Jonathan Huang – Valedictorian


  • College/University: Harvard University

  • Major :Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • GPA: 4.8082

Huang was accepted to five Ivy League schools. Read Katy Magazine's feature story.


Grace Lee – Salutatorian


  • College/University: University of Texas at Austin

  • Major: Biology

  • GPA: 4.7963


 

Morton Ranch High School


Logan Eric Greenland – Valedictorian


  • College/University: Texas State University

  • Major: Music Education

  • GPA: 4.7547

Tyler Scott Specksgoor – Salutatorian


  • College/University: University of Houston

  • Major: Psychology

  • GPA: 4.6885


 

Paetow High School


Michael Jiang Liu – Valedictorian


  • College/University: University of Texas at Austin

  • Major: Chemical Engineering

  • GPA: 4.7667

Fabian Zuluaga – Salutatorian


  • College/University: Columbia University

  • Major: Electrical Engineering

  • GPA: 4.7241


 

Seven Lakes High School


Samitha Vijay Nemirajaiah – Valedictorian


  • College/University: Rice University

  • Major: Health Sciences

  • GPA: 4.8971

Joshua J. Zhou – Salutatorian


  • College/University: University of Texas at Austin

  • Major: Computer Science/Business

  • GPA: 4.8939


 

Taylor High School


Matthew Enping Xu – Valedictorian


  • College/University: University of Texas at Austin

  • Major: Electrical Engineering

  • GPA: 4.9057

Lucy Heather Zeng – Salutatorian


  • College/University: University of Pennsylvania

  • Major: Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research dual degree program, majoring in both science and engineering

  • GPA: 4.8533


 

Tompkins High School


Pranav Srinivasa Akkaraju – Valedictorian


  • College/University: University of Texas Austin

  • Major: Double major in Computer Science and Business in the CSB Honors Program

  • GPA: 4.8592

Shieun Lee – Salutatorian


  • College/University: Rice University

  • Major: Sociology

  • GPA: 4.8448


 

Commencement Schedule:


All ceremonies will be held Legacy Stadium.


  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 8 p.m. - Katy High School

  • Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8 p.m.- Taylor High School

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8 p.m.- Mayde Creek High School

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 8 p.m.- Cinco Ranch High School

  • Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8 p.m.- Morton Ranch High School

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8 p.m.- Seven Lakes High School

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8 p.m.- Tompkins High School

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8 p.m.- Paetow High School

Katy ISD's latest addition, Jordan High School, which opened fall of 2020, will not graduate it's first senior class until next May. Another Katy ISD high school was approved in the 2021 Bond Package. High School #10 is scheduled to welcome students August 2024 at Katy Hockley Road and Longenbaugh.


Congratulations to all Katy ISD graduating seniors from Katy Magazine!


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