2022 LHS Senior Spotlight

  • Lewisville High School 2022 Senior Spotlight

    Lewisville High School Senior Spotlight

    2022 Graduation Information
    Class of 2022 — we are proud of you! Congratulations on the tremendous accomplishment of graduating. Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2022 will be held at the University of North Texas. To see all Lewisville ISD (LISD) graduation dates, details and FAQs, please visit LISD.net/graduation.

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  • Top Ten Graduates

    Top Ten LHS Students

    Valedictorian: Pedro Garcia 
    University / college: Harvard University
    Major / career plans: I plan on majoring in computer science with a minor in engineering or applied physics. I still don't know what I would like to do after college, but hopefully something I am passionate about or at least something impactful to humanity.

    Pedro Garcia

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    I believe Mrs. Becker, my math club advisor during middle school, impacted me the most. I wasn't an all-A honor roll student during middle school, and I didn't care about my grades until I participated in the math competitions. At my first meet, my score was so low that I wasn't placed at all, but Mrs. Becker believed in my potential and motivated me to push myself to be better at the subject, ultimately leading me to have the work ethic I have now. Without her, I don't think I would be writing this.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memories of school were with my fellow student council officers and friends. I think my high school experience wouldn’t have been what it was without them. From messing around with my friends during block lunch, or yelling from the top of my lungs at the football games, those were the best memories. I will never forget running flags and falling with my friend Adrian in front of the entire band and student section.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    Most clubs and standard high school experiences were completely shut down because of COVID. However, not only did the Class of 2022 endure virtual learning and quarantine, but we also brought back school to normal. We made new traditions and experiences that set a precedent for the upcoming classes. I hope the Class of 2022 will be remembered as one that re-invented what a normal high school experience is.


    Salutatorian: Sheden Andemicael 
    University / college: Stanford University
    Major / career plans: Computer science

    Sheden Andemicael

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    The teacher that impacted me the most was my English 3 teacher, Mr. Hollowell. I improved so much in his class, and I feel like he made me confident in my writing.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite moments were with my friends whether it be laughing at the lunch table, going to games, or working together in class.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope our class is remembered for our perseverance.


    3. Nasya Rodriguez
    University / college: University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: Aerospace engineering

    Nasya Rodriguez

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Elizabeth Gonzalez, AP World History. Her classroom was something I looked forward to after a long shuttle to Killough and having a Hispanic history teacher added a different perspective to world history.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    Waking up at 5 a.m. for cross country, getting muddy and returning to school with canes.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    The class that tried its best coming out of a pandemic.


    4. Daniela Casciani
    University / college: University of Notre Dame
    Major / career plans: I plan to major in biology with a pre-med track. In the future, I hope to work in the field of pediatric oncology.

    Daniela Casciani

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    The teacher that impacted me the most was Ms. Calixto, my Geography teacher at Harmon. I was put in her class after enrolling at LHS halfway through the fall semester of my freshman year, and, honestly, it was a blessing. I’d just move to the U.S. and I half-spoke English and I didn’t know what I was doing, but she guided me through that transition. She was always willing to answer all my questions, and she made sure that I always understood what was going on. I will always be thankful that I had her as a teacher because I would not have been able to adapt as quickly as I did if it wasn’t for her.

    Also, I will never forget Mrs. Chiles (Pre-calc) and Mrs. Archbold (AP English Lit). They are living proof that when you love what you teach, it inspires students to explore these subjects even further. The classes were hard, but their passion was so contagious that I was always willing to put my best effort to succeed in their classes.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memories of school are all the time I spent with my teammates. Going through hard practices together, cheering for each other at meets, playing chess after practice, doing relays, racing each other…I loved being their captain this year, and I’m definitely going to miss seeing them everyday.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    The Class of 2022 will be remembered as a passionate and resilient bunch. We’ve had to deal with COVID, online school, and one too many snowstorms, and yet, we never took our eyes off the end goal. Wherever the Class of 2022 goes, we will stand out for our perseverance and commitment to succeed despite the challenges we may face.


    5. Mia Herrera
    University / college: University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: International relations and global studies. I plan to go to law school after college.

    Mia Herrera

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    The powerhouse team that is Mrs. Counts and Dr. Delozier. Both of these teachers have been my Academic Decathlon coaches for the last year, and they both have been unwavering in the support they've shown. Mrs. Counts has allowed my love for literature to grow, while Dr. Delozier has prepared me for my transition from high school to college,

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memory is when my teacher brought us Sonic to celebrate the end of the school year.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope they remember us as hardworking and persevering.


    6. Carlos Morales

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    7. Yejin Lee
    University / college: University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: Biochemistry

    Yejin Lee

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Mr. James Zauner (orchestra) greatly impacted me the most because of how he truly shows a passion for the students he teaches while also creating many events that have allowed me to grow a circle that I feel happy in.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    Although I don't have any big memories, the memories I've made at orchestra events, simply talking to friends throughout the school day, and not having to worry about the future are my favorite.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope history remembers the Class of 2022 as the class that created new opportunities, friendships, and memories for the people around them.


    8. Nicole Solete
    University / college: Dallas Baptist University
    Major / career plans: I plan to major in kinesiology and continue to play soccer at the collegiate level. My career plan is to be a physical therapist.

    Nicole Solete

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Ashley York impacted me the most because she inspired me to always stay true to what I believe in and to find the positive in situations. She taught me how to lead on and off the field and to always find ways to achieve more.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memories of school are with the soccer team, and going to a variety of sports events. I spent most of my time with the soccer team which has allowed me to form special friendships with the girls and make unforgettable memories. I loved going to support the other sports teams because of the atmosphere and supporting the school with my friends.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope they remember the Class of 2022 as resilient. We have gone through the school year with COVID precautions, and then had to come back to the high demand the following year.


    9. Dannelys Sierra
    University / college: The University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: I plan to major in biomedical laboratory science and pursue a career in the health field.

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    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    One teacher that impacted me the most was Elizabeth Gonzales who was my AP World History teacher at Killough. I felt that she was always there for me when I needed it and strongly believed in each and every one of her students, so much so that many often return to visit her. She is truly an underappreciated teacher that created a safe environment in her classroom.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memories in school consist of the complex conversations we were able to have in class concerning controversial topics. I felt that being able to discuss controversial topics helped us further develop as individuals, and be able to witness and understand different points of view. 

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope they remember us for trying to create a change.


    10. Hyun-jee Kim
    University / college: University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: Studio art

    Hyuen-jee Kim

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Nicole Franczvai, my sculpture teacher. 

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memories of school were the ones I made with friends, walking the hallways and spending our days together. The opportunities that the art department gave me in expanding my interests are also memorable, and I'll be thankful for the teachers, always.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    The Class of 2022 was one filled with moments of perseverance and good memories, despite the difficulties that presented themselves. The friendships we made along the way were worth it.

  • National Merit

    National Merit Finalists
    Of the 16,000 Semifinalists, nearly 15,000 achieve Finalist status. To become a Finalist, Semifinalists and their high schools must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstration of leadership abilities and honors and awards received.

    • Sheden Andemicael 

    National Merit Semifinalists
    Of the 50,000 high scorers across the country, approximately 16,000 students are named Semifinalists. Those named a Semifinalist make up less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. These seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that are offered the following spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

    • Sheden Andemicael 
  • lhsfinearts

    LHS Collegiate Fine Arts

    Congratulations to these students continuing their fine arts education in college.

    • Hyun-jee Kim| Art | University of Texas at Austin
    • Antonio Martinez | Choir | Texas Woman's University
    • Lawrence  Williams | Band | University of North Texas
    • Liberty Briscoe | Dance | Tyler Junior College
    • Hazell Castillo | Art | Pratt Institute
    • Trevon Hunter | Architecture | Arts Academy University
  • Collegiate Athletics

    LHS Collegiate Athletes

    Congratulations to the student-athletes who have committed or signed their letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

    • Cole Irick | Football | Texas Wesleyan
    • Tahj Martin | Football | Grambling State
    • Damien Martinez | Football | Oregon State University
    • Billy Sanford | Football | Texas Weslayan
    • Armani Winfield | Football | Baylor
    • Nicole Solete | Soccer | Dallas Baptist University
    • Aubrey Bowers | Softball | University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain
    • Amber Rhodes | Tennis | Lubbock Christian University
    • Mataiya Perry | Volleyball | Edward Waters University
  • Night High School

    LHS Night High School Graduates
    Congratulations to these students for completing their high school education through the Night High School program at Lewisville Learning Center.

  • Career and Technical Education

    LHS Graduates with CTE Certifications
    Congratulations to these students for obtaining various Career Technical Education certifications through LISD's Career Centers.


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