The Dripping Springs High School list of “Top 10” students by academic rank for the Class of 2018 has been announced by Principal Joe Burns.
The top-ranked senior and valedictorian for the Class of 2016 is Mia Haraguchi. The second-ranked student and salutatorian is Ashley Fitzpatrick. Other students ranked among the top 10 are (in order): Avani Shepherd, Mark Tressler, Emily Barefield, Ryan Gahagan, Henry Windsor, Aishwarya Chalak, David Garcia, and Jacob Lawrence. Gahagan and Haraguchi also were National Merit finalists.
All 10 students carried an overall weighted grade point average of 106 or higher.
“Students at Dripping Springs High School engage in challenging coursework and these students are amazing examples of those who have consistently excelled in this rigorous academic environment,” said Burns. “Even more impressive is the fact that so many of our students achieve excellence in extracurricular activities like music, debate and athletics, and many are active in community service.”
The students will be honored during Senior Awards Night May 30 and at the Dripping Springs High School Graduation June 8.