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2019 MHS Senior Spotlight

2019 Senior Spotlight on Red

2019 Graduation Information

Please join us for Marcus High School's (MHS) graduation Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 12 p.m. in the University of North Texas Coliseum. See UNT's Clear-Bag Policy here.

If you are unable to attend graduation, it is streamed in its entirety online! 

Click here for more information.


Seniors and families are invited to share graduation day photos and videos with the Lewisville ISD (LISD) community by using the hashtag "#LISDgrads" on their social media accounts.

This opportunity allows others to celebrate the wonderful accomplishment of graduation along with you. We are proud of you, #LISDgrads!

MHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian

MHS Valedictorian

Valedictorian Anusha Hegde

Father’s name: Sadananda Hegde
Mother’s name: Veena Hegde

Where do you plan to attend college?
University of Texas at Austin

What do you plan to major in, and what are your career plans?
I will be majoring in Business Honors. I would like to pursue a career in the business field such as marketing or finance.

What school activities have you been involved in?
I have been involved in DECA, MEDS Club, Tennis, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

What teacher impacted you the most and how?
Mrs. Jennifer Forthun has had one of the greatest impacts on me as my teacher in my junior year for Humanities (AP U.S. History and AP English III). Mrs. Forthun not only was an excellent teacher as far as teaching the subjects, but she also encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone in essays, which really helped me improve as a writer and learner.

What are your favorite memories of school?
Some of my favorite memories of school include having the opportunity to make new friends and spend time with them through classes. Senior year has definitely been my favorite because of all the fun traditions like Senior Sunrise, painting a parking spot, football games, prom and more!

What is the most interesting school project/assignment you have done?
The Decades Project in junior year Humanities was one of the most interesting projects I’ve done. After learning about several decades from the 1900s, we made a presentation about one specific decade. The fun part was bringing in decorations, making food, wearing costumes and playing games that related to our time period in order to transform the classroom into the 50s, while teaching the class about the decade.

What advice do you have for future high school graduates?
Find an activity (or activities) that really interests you, join related clubs or organizations, and stick to it. As far as academics, stay focused on homework, time-management and studying for classes, but also have fun because high school goes by a lot faster than you would think. Step out of your comfort zone and take classes or try activities that you normally wouldn’t because you might find a new interest or hobby.

MHS Salutatorian

Salutatorian Nimisha Srikanth

Father’s name: Srikanth Dinakaran
Mother’s name: Sangeeta Srikanth

Where do you plan to attend college?
Texas A&M University

What do you plan to major in, and what are your career plans?
I plan to major in Genetics. My career plans are to pursue a PhD in Epidemiology and research major epidemics that are affecting the human population with the goal to one day work for a state government or the CDC.

What school activities have you been involved in?
I have been a member of Student Council, Mu Alpha Theta, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society), Science National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and National Honor Society. I was also selected as a Kindness Ambassador for Marcus this year. I am the editor-in-chief of the MHS Literary Magazine, Insight and the president of the MHS Women In STEM club.

What teacher impacted you the most and how?
I cannot choose one teacher that impacted me the most, as all of them have taught me an important lesson. All of my teachers, from preschool to high school, have shaped me into the person I am today.

What are your favorite memories of school?
Working as part of a journalism staff for two years helps create a lot of memories and inside jokes, and it was no different with the Literary Magazine. It’s always so much fun to create our staff video for the journalism banquet, as we try to fill the video with as many jokes and antics we can. This year’s video was based on The Office and we tried to act like characters from the show.

What is the most interesting school project/assignment you have done?
The most interesting school project I have done was an alternate history project in AP US History. Our teacher, Mrs. Wilson, asked us to manipulate three events that related together and form an alternate timeline. My partner and I chose to imagine a matriarchal America and analyze the effect on the economy and social status of women in the 1800s. It was fascinating to see how one event could change an entire nation’s history.

What advice do you have for future high school graduates?
Find something you are passionate about and be dedicated to it. Don’t go through high school trying to do everything you can or nothing at all. The best possible high school experience comes from when you find a subject, class, or activity you really enjoy and you pursue perfection in it. Everything else will develop naturally from that, so enjoy your high school years.

MHS Top 10

 MHS students 3 and 4

3. Beylem Zanagar | UCLA | Computer Science and Neuroscience
4. Lalita Kunamneni | Texas A&M University | Biochemistry

MHS students 5 and 6

5. Alexander H. Do | Baylor University| Neuroscience
6. Callie A. Bailey | Texas A&M University | Biomedical Engineering

mhs students 7 and 8

7. Jeremy L. Thomas | Texas A&M University | Biomedical Engineering
8. Chloe B. Agis | University of North Texas | Biology

MHS students 9 and 10

9. Caelon Davis | Baylor University | Music Education
10. Erika N. Thompson | Texas A&M University | Engineering

MHS Senior Superlatives

MHS Most intelligent

Most Intelligent: John Brand and Anusha Hegde

MHS most likely to succeed

Most Likely to Succeed: Matt Thomas and Beylem Zanagar

MHS best dressed

Best Dressed: Chris Huber and Grace Cox

MHS most athletic

Most Athletic: Justin Dinka and Mackenzie Hayward

MHS most artistic

Most Artistic: John Linch and Julie Barker

mhs most humorous

Most Humorous: Sean Herrel and Jade Holmes

mhs most spirited

Most Spirited: Ryan Safa and Lauren Moore

mhs most musical

Most Musical: Coleton Evans and Genva Le

mhs friendliest

Friendliest: Mitch Marbut and Heidi Wood

mhs best all around

Best-All-Around: Sean Watson and Haven Burch

mhs best teachers

Best Teachers: Jason Poe and Carey Petkoff 


Collegiate Athletes

Throughout the 2018-2019 school year, many student-athletes signed letters of intent or committed to play collegiate sports. According to LISD's Athletics Department, the following students signed letters of intent or committed to play at the next level:


Brett Hedges | Lubbock Christian University
Blake Mayfield | Texas A&M University
Tyler Morgan | Abilene Christian University

Cross Country/Track and Field
Mackenzie Hayward | Baylor University 

Carter Bir | Furman University
Michael Bonner | Texas Wesleyan University
John Brand | United States Naval Academy
Marcel Brooks | Louisiana State University
Justin Dinka | San Diego State University
Justin Osborne | Auburn University
Gus Sralla | Missouri Southern State University

Chancey Davis | Le Tourneau University
Matt Heffernan | Ouchita Baptist University
Brittany Jones | Oral Roberts University
Dalton Lloyd | University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
Mark Roby | University of South Carolina
Ryan Shaughnessy | Ouachita Baptist University
Burl Shepherd | Elon University
Michael Soldner| Ouachita Baptist University 

Faith Carpenter | Bethany College
Brooke Lawson | East Central University

Krystal Smith | University of Texas at Permian Basin

Water Polo
Kate Askew | Austin College
Anthony Mowles | Austin College

Kennedy Peacock | East Texas Baptist University
Maren Wisener | Stetson University

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