Dallas ISD announces 2022 valedictorians and salutatorians

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Dallas ISD is proud to announce the valedictorians and salutatorians for the Class of 2022 at each high school. These hardworking and tenacious seniors earned the prestigious honor of holding the highest and second-highest ranks, respectively, among their graduating class. Proving there is no achievement beyond reach, those holding this year’s coveted No. 1 and No. 2 spots embody an impressive breadth of knowledge and have shown exceptional academic prowess. 

Dallas ISD celebrated its Class of 2022 graduates with the return of in-person high school commencement ceremonies. Congratulations are extended to the honorees as they mark this important milestone in their lives. The students who received top honors from their respective schools are listed below.

Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at A. Maceo Smith
Valedictorian: Martin Rivera Morales
Rivera Morales plans to major in engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

Salutatorian: Richard Amaro Jr.
Amaro Jr. will join Texas Christian University to study engineering.

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Valedictorian: Zoe Gameros
Gameros plans to study film production at the University of Texas at Austin.

Salutatorian: Maya Reddy
Reddy is going to double major in theater and political science at the University of Southern California.

Bryan Adams High School
Valedictorian: Jamie Espeleta
Espeleta will study nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Salutatorian: Jennifer Cervantes
Cervantes plans to attend Smith College and major in mathematics.

CityLab High School
Valedictorian: Benjamin Kompare
Kompare plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to major in architecture.

Salutatorian: Elliot Mast
Mast will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in architecture.

David W. Carter High School
Valedictorian: Kennedi Grant
Grant will study criminal justice at Texas Christian University.

Salutatorian: RaKayla Jones
Jones is headed to the University of Texas at Austin to major in psychology.

Emmett J. Conrad High School
Valedictorian: Francisco Castellanos
Castellanos will attend the University of North Texas at Dallas where he plans to pursue finance.

Salutatorian: Elina Win
Win is slated to major in architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School of Innovation

Valedictorian: Erica Cummings
Cummings plans to attend Prairie View A&M University and major in pre-med or nursing.

Salutatorian: Angela Valadez
Valadez is headed to University of North Texas at Denton and will major in business or marketing. 

H. Grady Spruce High School
Valedictorian: Juan Antonio Tobar
Tobar will serve in the U.S. Navy.

Salutatorian: Michell Rodriguez
Rodriguez plans to major in business at the University of North Texas at Denton.

Hillcrest High School

Valedictorian: Bryce Gibson
Gibson will attend Rice University and major in electrical engineering.

Salutatorian: Yehoshua Aguilar-Garcia
Aguilar-Garcia is slated to attend the University of Texas at Dallas to study arts, technologies and emerging communication.

Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy at James W. Fannin
Valedictorian: Jonathan Enright
Jonathan will join Texas A&M Commerce and major in mathematics.

Salutatorian: Joshua Enright
Joshua plans to continue working on his startup game design company.

Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
Valedictorian: Jacqueline Cruz
Cruz will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in environmental science.

Salutatorian: Lizbeth Martinez
Martinez will study education at the University of Texas at Dallas.

James Madison High School
Valedictorian: Jose Hernandez
Hernandez is slated to join the University of Texas at Austin and major in computer science.

Salutatorian: Ta’Niya Payne
Payne will attend the University of North Texas at Denton to study pre-dentistry.

Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet
Valedictorian: Sritanvi Bulusu
Bulusu will attend Georgetown University and major in international politics.

Salutatorian: Jocelyn Castanon
Castanon plans to study international relations at the University of Texas at Austin.

Justin F. Kimball High School
Valedictorian: Samantha Maya
Maya will attend Texas A&M University to study biomedical science.

Salutatorian: Elizabeth Benitez
Benitez plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and major in nursing.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
Valedictorian: Wendy Ruiz
Ruiz is slated to join the University of North Texas at Denton and major in political science and international relations.

Salutatorian: Eddie Trevino
Trevino will attend the University of North Texas at Denton where he plans to pursue engineering.

L.G. Pinkston High School
Valedictorian: Karina Stefanie Centero
Centero will major in human resources at Texas Woman’s University.

Salutatorian: Jennifer Alegandra Padierna Villanueva
Padierna Villanueva plans to study biology at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Early College High School at El Centro Community College
Valedictorian: Yareli Maldonado
Maldonado is set to study civil engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Salutatorian: Nile Jackson
Jackson is headed to the University of Oklahoma and plans to major in chemical engineering.

Lincoln High School and Humanities/Communications Magnet
Valedictorian: Virgie Toliver
Toliver will attend the University of North Texas at Dallas and pursue criminal justice.

Salutatorian: Paris Blaylock Temb
Blaylock Temb is slated to attend Texas Southern University and major in biology.

Marvin E. Robinson School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Esmeralda Martinez Mata 
Martinez Mata will attend Washington University in St. Louis and major in accounting.

Salutatorian: Amatista Licea
Licea will study business administration at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Moisés E. Molina High School
Valedictorian: Karina Escamilla
Escamilla plans to study nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Salutatorian: Mark Anthony Cruz
Cruz is slated to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and major in business.

New Tech High School at B.F. Darrell
Valedictorian: Bobby Lawrence 
Lawrence will attend the University of Texas at Arlington to study computer science.

Salutatorian: Anel Alvarado
Alvarado plans to continue her studies at Texas Woman’s University and major in graphic design.

North Dallas High School
Valedictorian: Cindy Gomez
Gomez will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in accounting.

Salutatorian: Evelyn Casillas
Casillas is slated to attend the University of Texas at Austin and plans to major in social work.

Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Yislem Baeza
Baeza will join the University of Texas at Arlington and study exercise science.

Salutatorian: Fabiola Chavez
Chavez will attend either the University of Texas at Arlington or Texas Woman’s University and major in education.

School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Nawaf Reaz
Reaz will attend the University of Texas at Dallas.

Salutatorian: Vedant Tapiavala
Tapiavala will attend Dartmouth College, where he will major in neuroscience.

School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Gissell Chapa
Chapa plans to study molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University.

Salutatorian: Lily Lane
Lane plans to attend Trinity University and major in biochemistry.

School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Valedictorian: Maanas Sharma
Sharma plans to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study computer science and economics.

Salutatorian: Arjun Vikram
Vikram is headed to Stanford University to major in computer science and artificial intelligence.

Seagoville High School
Valedictorian: Martin Lugo
Lugo will study biomedical science and biology at Texas A&M University.

Salutatorian: Anabel Chavez
Chavez plans to study business analytics at the University of Dallas.

Skyline High School
Valedictorian: Nancy Guel
Guel will attend the University of Texas at Arlington and plans to pursue biomedical engineering.

Salutatorian: Axel Livias Vaella
Livias Vaella is slated to attend Columbia University and major in computer science.

South Oak Cliff High School
Valedictorian: Debanhi Hernandez Munoz
Hernandez Munoz will attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue business.

Salutatorian: Daniel Mendoza
Mendoza plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in computer engineering.

Sunset High School
Valedictorian: Phiromhathai Jetty Dimanh
Dimanh will join the University of Texas at Austin and plans to study electrical engineering.

Salutatorian: Juan Figueroa Jr.
Figueroa Jr. plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington.

Thomas Jefferson High School
Valedictorian: Jessica Ramirez
Ramirez will attend Boston University to study electrical engineering.

Salutatorian: Alex Vasquez Hernandez
Vasquez Hernandez will attend Washington University and plans to major in computer science.

Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College
Valedictorian: Gabriela Rivera
Rivera will attend Texas A&M University to study biomedical science.

Salutatorian: Ashley Ann Munchrath
Munchrath is slated to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in biomedical engineering.

W.H. Adamson High School
Valedictorian: Nayeli Monreal
Monreal will join the University of Texas at Austin to study corporate communications.

Salutatorian: Vanessa Gutierrez
Gutierrez will study management at the University of Texas at Arlington.

W.T. White High School
Valedictorian: Victoria Bedoy
Bedoy will attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a biology degree.

Salutatorian: Nicole Busch
Busch will join Southern Methodist University to pursue a degree in mathematics.

W.W. Samuell High School
Valedictorian: Luisa Montelongo Amador
Montelongo Amador will join the University of Texas at Austin to study medicine.

Salutatorian: Evelyn Garcia-Guzman
Garcia-Guzman is headed to the University of North Texas at Denton to study early childhood education.

Wilmer-Hutchins High School
Valedictorian: Alyssa Mena
Mena plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to major in physical culture and sports.

Salutatorian: Hedy Eugenio
Eugenio will join the Youth Outreach patient care technician apprentice program.

Woodrow Wilson High School
Valedictorian: Chloe Serna
Serna plans to attend Rice University to pursue a pre-med track.

Salutatorian: Faith Frieling
Frieling plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in economics.

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