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2021 Hebron High School Senior Spotlight

Get to know the Class of 2021!

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2021 Hebron High School Graduation Information

Class of 2021 — we are proud of all you have accomplished! Your final years of high school brought unexpected challenges, but you have continued thriving despite them all. We can't wait to celebrate you on graduation day. 

Lewisville ISD is excited to share this year’s graduation ceremonies will be held at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco (9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034). To see all LISD graduation dates, details and FAQs, please visit LISD.net/graduation.

Hebron High School’s ceremony will begin Saturday, May 29 at 1:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend the ceremony in person, be sure to check out the live stream and watch from anywhere: lisd.net/gradstream.


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#LISDGRADS

We want to share this amazing milestone with you! We invite all LISD seniors and their families to share those final senior posts, graduation photos and videos with the LISD community by using “#LISDgrads” on your favorite social media. 


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HHS Top Ten Graduates

We are celebrating the Class of 2021’s top ten graduates by sharing their plans for the future, who made an impact on them and what they will remember most about their school experience. 


HHS Valedictorian Tyler Kerch

College/University: The University of Texas at Austin
Major/Career Plans: Honors Computer Science and Business. I’m currently considering technology entrepreneurship, but I’m excited to see where college takes me!

Tyler Kerch

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
I’ve been fortunate to have many impactful teachers, so it’s hard to name just one! I’d have to give a shoutout to Mr. Jared Stites (AP Computer Science) for helping me find a career field that I love. From weekly computer science club meetings to competition prep and mentoring, he truly goes above and beyond. He really wants to see us succeed, and he’s opened up so many opportunities for my peers and me to explore our passions in computer science.

What are your favorite memories of school?
Some of my favorite moments come from band, BPA, and TSA trips. Nothing beats those hilarious bus ride traditions and hotel memories with friends, fueled by our excitement for an upcoming contest. I’ll never forget those chaotic mornings when we raced to get a few bites of continental breakfast before a high-stakes competition.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
It’s easy to look back on the Class of 2021’s misfortunes, but I hope we’re instead remembered for making the most of a challenging situation. From COVID-safe workarounds to “Morp,” we kept the wheels turning when the ground was quicksand. We stuck together and found the strength of teamwork (even virtually at times), so I hope people remember our class as a model for rising above adversity.


HHS Salutatorian Emily Nguyen

College/University: The University of Texas at Austin
Major/Career Plans: Honors Biochemistry. I intend to pursue pre-med then medical school to be a doctor/physician, but I'm not certain what kind yet--something diagnostic and specialized.

Emily Nguyen

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
I have two-- Mrs. Susan Restuccia who taught Homestead Elementary LEAP, and who encouraged me to push the bounds of my creativity, taught me how to think critically, and gave me her unwavering support and validation that ignited a fire in 5th-grade me that will never be extinguished. And Mr. Jeffery Willard who taught 9th grade GT English 1. He taught me to study in a rigorous course, how to adjust to the learning curve of high school, and how to analyze things critically and succinctly. He also taught me all the grammar I know, and without his class, I don't think I would've been prepared for the rest of high school.

What are your favorite memories of school?
I loved building toothpick bridges, making our own art galleries, working with local businesses, and researching nontraditional topics of interest in LEAP. I loved UIL competitions in middle school, tennis tournament days, and Starbucks study sessions for chemistry. But, I especially loved participating in unique clubs and organizations, from TSA to HASA to SNHS to Orchestra, they're what made my high school experience really unique.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
The ones who persevered despite a once-in-a-decade snowstorm, despite record-difficult college admissions, and despite a global pandemic-- we persevered and surpassed our goals and expectations.


3. Sahil Sen

College/University: NYU
Major/Career Plans: Business to become a consultant. 

Sahil Sen

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
Mr. Jeffery Willard, my GT English 1 teacher, taught me how to truly learn and grasp a subject.

What are your favorite memories of school?
Chilling in the AP chem lab and hanging out with my friends.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
The class that broke college application records and singlehandedly halved admission rates. 


4. Sammi Kwon

College/University: Yale University
Major/Career Plans: Currently, I plan to major in “Computing and the Arts”; though I’m not entirely sure what I want for a career, I would like a job that mixes the Visual Arts with STEM (such as scientific illustration, animation, or art conservation). Additionally, I’m interested in physics research, specifically in astrophysics or quantum computing.

Sammi Kwon

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
My Academic Decathlon Coaches Travis Zuber and Donna Friend; Mr.Zuber strongly influenced my humor, perception of history, and approach to new challenges (lean into the struggle!) Mrs.Friend cheered me on to be confident and expressive; she encouraged me to have faith in myself. Together, they created a home within a school, where I played, laughed, learned, cried, and loved.

What are your favorite memories of school?
My favorite memories include baking a cake with some of my classmates for Mr. Woodward and drawing dry-erase cartoons of Mr. Jenkins during passing periods. I'll also never forget having potlucks in AcDec, going to Six Flags right after early-release with my friends, and personally decorating birthday cakes for my friends. Also, shout-out to the nachos from the lunch line. Those nachos were so delicious, they are a special memory on their own.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
Class of 2021 should be remembered as the class that turned tables. We were last to get iPads in middle school, our last years of high school were severely altered, advisory came back when we got to the main campus, and our grading system changed when we entered high school. Yet, we still stuck through and created many more positive precedents to outweigh the negatives. We turned tables like no class ever did.


5. Claire Song

College/University: Duke University
Major/Career Plans: I plan to major in biomedical sciences/veterinary medicine in order to become a veterinarian. I will also be minoring in visual arts in order to work in painting and photography as well.

Claire Song

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
My art teacher, Jennifer Russell, impacted me the most. I had her for three years in my high school career and she is the teacher who watched me grow and helped me become a better version of myself. By allowing me to express my creativity freely in her classroom and supporting me in decisions aside from the art realm, I was able to grow in not only the art field, but also as a student and person. As someone who allows students to be who they are to the fullest extent in her classroom, Ms. Russell became my role model and someone who genuinely made school and class an enjoyable place. Without her, I do not think my high school career would have been the same.

What are your favorite memories of school?
My favorite memories of school would be meeting the people I was able to become friends with and taking the classes that genuinely interested me and ultimately helped me prepare for my future college career. Hebron was filled with so many positively influential and kind people, all across the student body and faculty. I met so many amazing people during my time at hebron, many of whom have influenced my life immensely, and I would never give up that experience for anything else!

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
I hope history remembers the Class of 2021 as one of the most resilient and persistent graduating classes. We endured so many obstacles and worked through so many difficult, but necessary moments; from having to manage school life during a pandemic, to figuring out future career plans while having limited opportunities, to even fighting for so many social rights movements and changes- the class of 2021 did it all.


6. Susanna Park

College/University: Emory University
Major/Career Plans: Biology, Physician

Susanna Park

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
All of my teachers helped me improve my work ethic. I’d like to send a shoutout to Mrs. Camille Jackson (French) for teaching me French language, culture, and history for 3 years. After learning from her classes, I gained a better understanding of how to study foreign languages.

What are your favorite memories of school?
Watching my twin sister get accepted to colleges and seeing my brother’s middle school plays. All the time in the world can’t replace those memories.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
I hope history remembers the Class of 2021 as a coiled spring. Forces pushed us away from our original direction, but we came back with a greater resolve.


7. Sarah Park

College/University: The University of Texas at Austin
Major/Career Plans: I plan to major in computer science and hopefully become a software engineer.

Sarah Park

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
All of my teachers have impacted me not only as a student but as a individual. They've taught me the value of asking questions, embracing mistakes, and being open to new ideas.

What are your favorite memories of school?
First and last days of school. 

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
I hope history remembers the class of 2021 as tenacious and resilient. 


8. Anjana Reddy

College/University: The University of Texas at Austin
Major/Career Plans: I plan to major in public health. I want to go to medical school and then become a healthcare professional.

Anjana Reddy

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
Mrs. Jeannette Rooks, my AP English 3 and PSAT team teacher, impacted me the most because she helped me build confidence in my abilities and guided me to always keep improving whatever I do. She always made her class fun and engaging, which gave me something to look forward to every school day.

What are your favorite memories of school?
My favorite memories of school would have to be HOSA competitions, especially when I went to San Antonio for the HOSA state competition. I also had memorable experiences going on field trips, spending time with my friends, and connecting with new people.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
I hope that history remembers the Class of 2021 as adaptive and persevering. In the face of tremendous adversity, the Class of 2021 has made the best of the situation and has still found ways to make an impact on society. The Class of 2021 should also be remembered for its ability to connect and collaborate even when physical distance separated us.


9. Aidan Turner

College/University: Texas A&M University
Major/Career Plans: I plan to major in engineering at A&M and then get my master's degree.

Aidan Turner

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
Jeffrey Willard in 9th grade English. His class really taught me how to work hard coming into high school which was very helpful going through the rest of high school and listening to how he thought about different things that he talked about in his class changed how I think about things. He was also just a very different teacher to every other teacher I have had which made his class very interesting and more enjoyable than most.

What are your favorite memories of school?
My favorite memories of school would probably come from doing socials and concerts and trips with the people in orchestra. These events were the catalyst to many of the best friendships that I still have and where I made some of the best memories with my friends.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
I hope our class is remembered for our perseverance. Our senior year turning out like this was tough for everyone and was undoubtedly disruptive to both our academic and social lives, but as a class we made it through which I think was very impressive.


10. Bethany Yang

College/University: University of Pittsburgh
Major/College Plans: Neuroscience; participate in university research, learn about the different sciences, meet new people, experience how the people in the medical field are helping other people, become one of the people that is providing for others.

Bethany Yang

What teacher impacted you most and how/why? 
Mr. Ross Hines (Art 1&2) helped me transition more easily from a Korean middle school to an American high school. He encouraged me to experience more than just the academic related parts of school and to continue doing art. Mr. Hines was a great teacher and friend to his students. I had a lot of fun in his class and met many new friends there.

What are your favorite memories of school?
Participating in homecoming decorations and meeting new friends. Having fun eating food, playing kahoot, nerding out with Latin club friends. Hanging out with friends during lunch and falling asleep on their shoulders. Seeing so many talented artists and getting to know them.

In the years to come, how do you hope history remembers the Class of 2021? 
A class that persevered during an unexpected pandemic and had fun safely.


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National Merit

Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has recognized students across the country for their academic achievement through the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP). NMSP is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships, and approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year.

HHS 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.

  • Luc Chartier | Hebron HS
  • Delaney Dyer | Hebron HS (Killian MS, Castle Hills ES)
  • Gabriela Huerta | Hebron HS (Creek Valley MS, Hebron Valley ES)
  • Tyler Kerch | Hebron HS (Arbor Creek MS, Hicks ES)
  • Eric Kim | Hebron HS
  • Akshaya Kummetha | Hebron HS (Creek Valley MS)
  • Sammi Kwon | Hebron HS (Creek Valley MS, Rockbrook ES, Hebron Valley ES)
  • Andrew Le Prell | Hebron HS (Killian MS)
  • Susanna Park | Hebron HS (Creek Valley MS, Hebron Valley ES)
  • Nicholas Scheufler | Hebron HS (Arbor Creek MS, Hicks ES)
  • Aidan Turner | Hebron HS (Arbor Creek MS, Homestead ES) 

HHS 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.

  • Luc Chartier | Hebron HS
  • Delaney Dyer | Hebron HS
  • Gabriela Huerta | Hebron HS
  • Tyler Kerch | Hebron HS
  • Eric Kim | Hebron HS
  • Akshaya Kummetha | Hebron HS
  • Sammi Kwon | Hebron HS
  • Andrew Le Prell | Hebron HS
  • Susanna Park | Hebron HS
  • Nicholas Scheufler | Hebron HS
  • Aidan Turner | Hebron HS

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HHS Collegiate Fine Arts

Congratulations to the HHS students continuing their fine arts education in college.

  • Amy Baumgardner | Band Choir | University of North Texas
  • Ike Bowen | Band | Belmont University
  • Michelle Dalirifar | Theatre | California State University at Fullerton
  • Shae Duggan | Musical Theatre | Rider University
  • Paige Hall | Dance, Theatre | Sam Houston State University
  • Meagan Majors | Theatre, Choir | Texas State
  • Thaovy Nguyen | Band | Texas Christian University
  • Keegan Vaughan | Band | University of Oregon
  • Alice Wei | Orchestra | The University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University: Meadows School of the Arts
  • Kristina Wueger | Choir | University of North Texas

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HHS Collegiate Athletics

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

  • Josiah Lewis | Baseball | Angelina College
  • Trent McCown | Baseball | Odessa College
  • Connor McGinnis | Baseball | Grayson College
  • Jeremy Slate | Baseball | Seminole College
  • Jaxon Weber | Baseball | TCU
  • Keaton Morrison | Cross Country/Track | University of Alabama
  • Zach Burns | Football | University of Texas - Permian Basin
  • Weston Conaway | Football | Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Jaddai Henry | Football | McPherson College
  • Evan Hellwig | Football | Evangel University
  • Will Miller | Football | McPherson College 
  • Vinson Miller | Football | Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Jordan Williams | Football | Culver-Stockton College
  • Rylee Nicholson | Softball | University of South Dakota
  • Samantha Puente | Softball | Paris Junior College
  • Brooke Nichols | Volleyball | Old Dominion University
  • Paige Patrick | Volleyball | Newberry College (S.C.)

Check out all the Lewisville ISD Senior Spotlights at LISD.net/Grads

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LISD's Communications Department at communications@lisd.net.