2022 HHS Senior Spotlight

  • Hebron High School 2022 Senior Spotlight

    Hebron 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 HHS Students

    Valedictorian: Trisha Bhujle
    University / college: Cornell University
    Major / career plans: Environment and sustainability! Currently, my interests lie in epidemiology, endangered species management, and sustainable forestry, but I’m excited to explore other aspects of environmental science in college before deciding on a career. As I also love writing and Spanish, I hope to incorporate both of those into my college education as well.

    Trisha Bhujle

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    While all of my teachers have shaped me in ways that words can hardly describe, I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Matthew Cautivar, Ms. Carley Cordell, and Mr. Ryan Woodward. As my sixth grade and high school orchestra director, Mr. Cautivar has been one of my biggest supporters. Aside from always encouraging me both in and out of the classroom, he cultivated an inclusive environment where I could set aside external stresses and unwind while playing pieces of every imaginable kind. Ms. Cordell, my sixth grade GT English teacher, was similarly influential in that she pushed me to become a better writer and speaker, while also making me more comfortable with myself (and less shaky during presentations). And of course, Mr. Woodward is undoubtedly one of the most fun teachers I’ve ever had. He made calculus not only interesting but also enjoyable, and he always went the extra mile to help us understand difficult concepts.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    Whether I was playing card games with my closest friends during block lunch or baking dog treats with my classmates in LEAP, it’s the friendships I formed that have remained the cornerstone of my school experience. I’ll also always cherish all the unforgettable memories I’ve had as an orchestra student. From celebrating with Chick-fil-A after UIL competitions to performing “The Belt of Faith” at our winter concert, these moments have made saying goodbye truly difficult.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope the Class of 2022 is remembered for reuniting for one last hurrah. Given that students from the past two classes had their high school experience cut short, we’re fortunate to have gotten to spend this year in person together and celebrate each other’s achievements at pep rallies, concerts and musicals, dances, and so much more. Though high school hasn’t always been smooth sailing, having a close-to-normal senior year has been a blessing.


    Salutatorian: Ashley Hardy
    University / college: The University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: Chemistry, on a pre-med track. I plan to continue onto medical school and work in pediatrics.

    Ashley Hardy

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Mr. Jeffery Willard, my 9th grade GT English teacher. He taught me how to persevere through the highs and lows of high school and to "not sweat the small stuff." I learned what "working hard" truly meant from his class as he challenged me with abstract ideas and a unique extra credit project—the one percent club. Without him and his guidance, I would not have been as successful in high school. Also, Mrs. Kerri Boyd and Mrs. Gale Hunt, my AP Chemistry teachers, have played significant roles in my high school career. They introduced me to chemistry and helped me decide that it is what I want to pursue. I am continually seeking their valuable advice and am very grateful for the time and care they have poured into my journey.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    The last couple of weeks of school will always hold my favorite memories since everyone is in high spirits. Homecoming week, football games, and the friendships I've made are also some of my favorite memories.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope the Class of 2022 is remembered for our tenacity and creativity. We have been lucky enough to have a "normal" senior year, but our four years were still full of obstacles. We learned how to work around every setback and problem-solve to continue Hebron's traditions.


    3. Reethi Ravi
    University / college: University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: Public health and Plan 2 Honors on a pre-med track.

    Reethi Ravi

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    My freshman and sophomore year debate coach, Leeann Solice, was one of my most impactful teachers. She genuinely cared for her students and went above and beyond getting to know us on a personal level. Ms. Solice taught me how to persevere, and she supported me in some of my toughest times throughout high school. I am forever grateful for her support and compassion.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    Some of my favorite memories include trips with the debate and DECA teams. Competing in another city, such as Austin or Houston, was a fun adventure for my friends and it allowed us to also get a feel for what college life would be like.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope the Class of 2022 is remembered for their creativity and perseverance. Even though we were faced with a lot of uncertainty, we remained positive and found ways to have fun in order to make the most of our time together.


    4. Abigail Nguyen
    University / college: University of Texas at Dallas
    Major / career plans: Neuroscience, with hopes of becoming a medical doctor. 

    Abigail Nguyen

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Gale Hunt, Chemistry AP. Mrs. Hunt always went above and beyond to give me the best education I could have received for high school, whether it be one-on-one tutorial sessions after school, advocating for me in front of administration or for college recommendations, or offering me advice on personal or professional topics. She is kind, funny, and diligent. My dream would be to encounter teachers such as her throughout the rest of my education!

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memories of school are the days of school after AP exams where we as a class get to celebrate our semester of hard work and wind down before summer begins. After the stress of studying and preparing, it is nice to have some fun as a class and see a different side to everyone.

    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 persevered through adversity with the pandemic and were able to come back to have a great senior year. If there is one class that’s been through it all, it's the Class of 2022.


    5. Jerry Dai
    University / college: University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: Business

    Jerry Dai

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Larry Horton AP Spanish 4 - Mr. Horton was my most impactful teacher because he was incredibly focused on helping his students improve in their Spanish speaking skills and cut out the busy work that most teachers give their students. He was extremely critical of our pronunciation and fixed every minute mistake that we made, but it was only thanks to his meticulousness that I was able to get better and be prepared for the AP exam.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memory of high school was going to state for debate. The bus that we rented was a party bus and had rainbow lights and large speakers that blasted music, and I loved sitting there and just going to the tournament.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope this class is remembered as the class that survived Covid.


    6. Lucas Wittrup
    University / college: Texas A&M
    Major / career plans: Aerospace engineering

    Lucas Wittrup

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Mr. Willard English I. Very little needs to be said about him, his reputation speaks for him. He set me up to be successful beyond his freshman English class. I credit my academic organizational skills almost exclusively to him.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    Mrs. Rooks' class. Simply the most fun I've ever had in an English class. Excellent teaching, minimal homework, and maximum humor made her class the most memorable aspect of high school.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    Just as we are. People who suffered along with the world and continued to move forward with drive and ambition for a better future.


    7. Yoshua Kalluvilayil
    University / college: Texas A&M University
    Major / career plans: I plan to major in biochemistry honors with a minor in genetics. I plan to enter the medical field and maybe specialize in cardiology.

    Yoshua Kalluvilayil

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    I would say that the teacher who impacted me the most was Mr. Bernard Jenkins. He teaches physics at Hebron. Mr. Jenkins made class so much fun while helping us learn about physics and preparing for the AP exam. He gave me some amazing life advice and was so much fun to be around.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    I would say I mostly enjoyed traveling in club competitions (the ones that weren't canceled). I also loved spending time with my friends, studying together and having fun.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I want people to remember the Class of 2022 as hard-working and willing to put in the effort. Due to the pandemic and many other obstacles, we had to persevere and make up for the changes that affected us during this time.


    8. Aiman Lakhani
    University / college: The University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: I plan to major in mathematics and then branch off into a more computer science-based application such as data science.

    Aiman Lakhani

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    My 9th grade GT English teacher Jeffery Willard impacted me the most. His class was like my initiation into high school because it forced me to take studying more seriously. He taught me numerous note-taking and studying techniques which were invaluable to my education and success throughout high school. I would also like to shout out my math teachers Mrs. Barger, Mr. Flores, Mrs. Gaikwad, Mr. Barry, and Mr. Woodward for igniting and furthering my interest in mathematics.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    My favorite memories are from going to service projects for Science NHS and NHS. In particular, I loved going to the elementary school science nights because the kids were so excited to see the different experiments. At first, they were a little scared, but seeing them gather the courage to do our experiment was awesome and felt very rewarding. Going to these service projects allowed me to meet new people and gave me a way to give back to my community.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022
    I hope history remembers us for our commitment and creativity. Because our junior year was limited by the pandemic, we needed to find new extracurricular activities to expand our resumes and to facilitate our personal growth. Finding new extracurriculars was crucial because college application numbers were at record highs. Despite all the hardships, our commitment has carried us through the pandemic and into the next stage of our lives.


    9. Ameera Aslam
    University / college: The University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: I am majoring in finance with the intention to work in the corporate field. I hope to eventually pursue entrepreneurship and get my MBA.

    Ameera Aslam

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    Mrs. Jeanette Rooks, my AP English 3 and PSAT team teacher, has impacted me the most. Beyond teaching me how to finally write a comprehensible essay, she taught me true worth ethic and diligence, celebrated my victories with me, and encouraged me to learn from my mistakes. She truly cares about each one of her students, creating a welcoming and safe classroom environment for everyone.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    Some of my favorite memories of high school are meeting new people in different classes. I met some of my lifelong best friends in assigned seats, in the back of chemistry labs, and at lunch.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I don’t know about you, but I think Taylor Swift would say the Class of 2022 should be remembered for being happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way.


    10. Daniel Song
    University / college: The University of Texas at Austin
    Major / career plans: I plan to major in neuroscience while also pursuing my passion for music performance. After graduating, I plan to attend medical school and become a physician.

    Daniel Song

    What teacher impacted you the most and how/why?
    I've been fortunate to have many wonderful teachers, and it'd be impossible for me to name just one. I want to thank Mrs. Jeannette Rooks (AP English 3) for helping me build my confidence and being someone I could always turn to, and Mr. Ryan Woodward (AP Calculus AB/BC) for creating an engaging and fun environment where I was always excited to learn. Finally, I'd like to thank Mrs. Kerri Boyd (Pre-AP/AP Chemistry) for sticking with me throughout the past two years, teaching me the importance of accepting failure, and giving me advice on school, dating, and being a teenager.

    What are your favorite memories of school?
    Whether it be the TMEA All-State Convention, BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, or the HOSA State Competition, school trips were always eventful. From performing with talented musicians from across the nation to those 17-hour bus rides and the late nights we spent zooming around the streets of San Antonio on electric scooters that went way faster than what should have been a legal speed, these memories are ones I'll cherish for a very long time.

    In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2022?
    I hope history remembers the Class of 2022 as one of the most resilient and persevering graduating classes. In the aftermath of a pandemic and a difficult past two years, the Class of 2022 has faced countless challenges. We made sacrifices, experienced loss, isolation, and pain - yet, we endured. We remained positive and hopeful, found joy in unexpected places, and most importantly, came together in the face of great adversity.

  • 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.

    • Trisha R. Bhujle | (Killian MS, Independence ES)
    • Vincent T. Dang | (Arbor Creek MS, Homestead ES)
    • D'Marco D. De Leon | (Arbor Creek MS)
    • Amber X. Du | (Killian MS, Morningside ES)
    • Yoshua S. Kalluvilayil | (Creek Valley MS)
    • Ryan P. Kerstetter | (Arbor Creek MS, Hicks ES)
    • Nandita Kumar | (Arbor Creek MS)
    • Abigail B. Lux | (Killian MS, Castle Hills ES)
    • Abigail N. Nguyen | (Creek Valley MS, Coyote Ridge ES)
    • Itihas V. Paluri | (Creek Valley MS, Hebron Valley ES)
    • Vidhi T. Pujara | (Hebron Valley ES)
    • Tejaswini Ramkumar Babu | (Killian MS, Independence ES)
    • Reethi C. Ravi | (Killian MS, Castle Hills ES)
    • Harsha S. Sirigina | (Creek Valley MS, Coyote Ridge ES)
    • Daniel K. Song | (Creek Valley MS, Hebron Valley ES)
    • Christy Thomas | (Arbor Creek MS, Indian Creek ES)
    • Lucas H. Wittrup | (Arbor Creek MS, Homestead ES)

    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.

    • Trisha Bhujle 
    • Vincent Dang 
    • Dmarco De Leon
    • Amber Du 
    • Yoshua Kalluvilayil
    • Ryan Kerstetter
    • Nandita Kumar 
    • Abigail Lux 
    • Abigail Nguyen
    • Itihas Paluri 
    • Vidhi Pujara
    • Tejaswini Ramkumar Babu 
    • Reethi Ravi
    • Harsha Sirigina 
    • Daniel Song
    • Christy Thomas 
    • Lucas Wittrup
  • hhsfinearts

    HHS Collegiate Fine Arts

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

    • Hayden Schroeder | Band | Texas A&M University Commerce
    • Madelyn Arriola | Theatre | University of Central Oklahoma
    • Andrew George | Band | Baylor University
    • Eloy Trevino | Band | Baylor University
    • George Cardozo | Band | The Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Ian Boggs | Band | Vanderbilt University
    • Kessa Dryburgh | Art | University of Central Florida
    • Ju-young Kim | Orchestra | University of Denver Lamont School of Music
    • Ke'Juan Thompson | Orchestra | University of North Texas
  • Collegiate Athletics

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

    • Jenna Kirby | Cross Country/Track | Ole Miss
    • Cobye Baldwin | Football | Southeastern Oklahoma
    • Carter Brock | Football | Southern Nazarene
    • Jacob Buniff | Football | Hendrix College
    • Takoda Gates-Bridges | Football | Northern Arizona University
    • Elijah Hellwig | Football | Evangel University
    • Matt Howard | Football | Southeastern Oklahoma
    • Ian Langford | Football | A&M Commerce
    • Isaiah Maumalanga | Football | Navarro College
    • Joe Onuwabhagbe | Football | Dartmouth
    • Fred Ware | Football | Washington University - St. Louis
    • Brandon Lee | Golf | Odessa Junior College
    • Carter Patterson | Golf | McLennan Junior College
    • Symran Shah | Golf | Virginia Tech
    • Estelle Seon | Golf | Boston College
    • Morgan Horrell | Golf | Howard University
    • Avree Fields | Golf | Stephen F. Austin
    • Samantha Straight | Golf | Troy University
    • Nina Gudgeon | Golf | Palm Beach Atlantic University
    • Parker Coe | Soccer | Dallas Baptist University
    • Sydney Japic | Soccer | University of Alabama
    • Chloe Jones | Soccer | Texas State University
    • Ashley Vaccaro | Softball | Central Christian College of Kansas
    • Skylar Bohlman | Track | University of North Carolina
    • LIa Okammor | Volleyball | Santa Clara University
    • Alessandra Pantoja | Volleyball | Dominican University
    • Harmony Sample | Volleyball | Notre Dame
    • Samantha Stahl | Volleyball | Hill College
    • Kelis Armstrong | Track & Field | Howard University
    • Patrick Young | Track & Field | University Arkansas Little Rock
    • Owen English | Track & Field |  Oklahoma State University
    • Joe Boyd | Track & Field | Southern Arkansas University
    • Skylar Bohlman | Track & Field | University of North Carolina
  • Night High School

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

    • Anthony Rodriguez
    • Charlize Spaulding
    • Hermilo Vega
  • Career and Technical Education

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


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