Tonight, 497 Highland Park High School seniors will walk across the stage at Moody Coliseum at SMU with some $13.5 million in scholarships in their pockets.
Scholarship and academic awards were announced at the Senior Honors Day assembly at HPHS yesterday. You can find a full list of recipients here.
Khai-Leif Nguyen-Hille is the valedictorian and Jack Weakley is the salutatorian. The National Honor Society Blanket Award winners are Kathryn Mootz and Carson Yeager, who each had more than 1,000 hours of community service. Kathryn’s older sisters, Marilyn and Allie, are past Blanket winners.
Nguyen-Hille is headed to Harvard in the fall to study economics or applied math. He said he’d like to pursue a doctorate and then help craft economic policy. Weakley will attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he plans to study electrical engineering and one day found a start-up.
Yeager will be headed to SMU and Kathryn will be attending UT.
Top GPA honors are on the jump. Congrats class of 2016!
Graduating cum laude are the following seniors with a GPA of 4.150 and above:
Jack Arnold, Connor Berry, Julia Berry, Madeline Bonnet, Grayson Borrego, Sunny Bowden, Beth Anne Bradshaw, Trenton Bright, Kieran Burns, Katie Dalton, Will Douglass, Andrew Enzor, Nikita Ephanov, Jane Farris, Vale Fitzpatrick, Jordan Fox, Caroline Holland, Mary Holland, Hannah Howell, Shanley Huckabee, Julia Jenevein, Lauren Kemble, Cade Kimzey, Monica Lee, Sarah McCabe, Katherine McCormick, Andrew McMullen, Camille McSherry, Charles Mencke, Landry Ray, Grayson Rutherford, Sarah Sobolevitch, Jake Taylor, Madison Taylor, Meredith Whalen, Kathryn Wilk, Holly Winters, and Giovanni Zinzi.
Graduating magna cum laude are the following seniors with a GPA of 4.250 and above:
Claire Addison, Victoria Batjer, Jacob Brunk, Charlotte Clark, Madison Clement, Grace Coleman, Carter Collins, Peter Davis, Annie Dodd, Hannah Fain, Jacques Friedman, Jake Gile, Emily Henschel, Allison Hopkins, Brooke Jennings, Kendall Jordan, Jasmine Khetan, Sydnie LaDuke, Monica Moody, Kathryn Mootz, Frances Peterman, Allison Riffe, Garrett Riffe, Raef Rothschild, Iva Sadler, Sara Scheffler, Barton Showalter, Cheyenne Son, Caroline Van Kirk, Tyler Vincent, Nga Vu, Carson Yeager, Carleigh Young, and Helen Zhang.
Graduating summa cum laude are the following seniors with a GPA of 4.400 and above:
Ashley Batjer, Cole Ellis, Matthew Emerson, Adam Gordon, Benjamin Gruber, Michael Hodak, Sabrina Jiang, Nathan Kong, Jeffrey Kupp, Gloria Liu, Francisco Lopez, Cole Morgan, Christopher Reedy, Jack Renner, Hannah Sobolevitch, Katherine Stockum, Sarah Stockum, Jasper Van Cauwelaert de Wyels, Marshall Vandermeer, and Michael Zhao.
The top ten in alphabetical order are:
Kevin Chen, Xiaohan Gao, John Herrick, Daniel Huang, Hannah Jane Jurgensmeyer, William Kraft, Hannah Kupferschmid, Khaii-Leif Nguyen-Hille, Alexandra Vallera, and Jack Weakley.