Tonight, 497 Highland Park High School seniors will walk across the stage at Moody Coliseum at SMU with some $13.5 million in scholarships in their pockets.
Scholarship and academic awards were announced at the Senior Honors Day assembly at HPHS yesterday. You can find a full list of recipients here.
Khai-Leif Nguyen-Hille is the valedictorian and Jack Weakley is the salutatorian. The National Honor Society Blanket Award winners are Kathryn Mootz and Carson Yeager, who each had more than 1,000 hours of community service. Kathryn’s older sisters, Marilyn and Allie, are past Blanket winners.
Nguyen-Hille is headed to Harvard in the fall to study economics or applied math. He said he’d like to pursue a doctorate and then help craft economic policy. Weakley will attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he plans to study electrical engineering and one day found a start-up.
Yeager will be headed to SMU and Kathryn will be attending UT.
Top GPA honors are on the jump. Congrats class of 2016!