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George Ranch High School News

Lamar CISD Valedictorians for the Class of 2015

May 18, 2015 | Community Relations
George Ranch High School

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Lauren Appel is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at George Ranch High School. 

The daughter of Eric and Jennifer Appel, Lauren will attend Texas A&M University, majoring in Biomedical Sciences, followed by medical school.

Among her honors, Lauren is a AP Scholar with Distinction, earned her Service Cord, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine and was a semifinalist in the Ayn Rand Institute’s 2013/2014 Essay Contest.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, treasurer of the Pre-Med Club, treasurer for UNICEF and a member of the Engineering Club, where she qualified for State.

Her scholarships include the Texas A&M Lechner Scholarship, the Todd and Sherri Eder STEM Scholarship and the Texas A&M Highest-ranking High School Student Exemption, which pays her first-year tuition.

Foster High School

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Lindsay Etzler is the Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at Foster High School.

The daughter of Leroy and Diana Etzler, she plans to major in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

She is a National Merit Finalist, a Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Academic Excellence Commended Scholar, a National AP Scholar and All-District and All-Area in Volleyball.

She was Vice President of the National Honor Society, captain of the Volleyball team, competed in UIL Science, was a member of the Green Club and the Economics Challenge team and a volunteer tutor. 

Among her scholarships are the Richmond Rotary Scholarship, Beta Sigma Phi, the Houston Livestock Show and Rode and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals.

Lamar Consolidated High School

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Maius Bianca Bermejo is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2015 at Lamar Consolidated High School. 

The daughter of Daniel and Michelle Quam, she will attend the University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Biology, then attend medical school and become an anesthesiologist.

While at Lamar Consolidated, she graduated from the FBI’s Academy Youth Leadership Program, was Vice President of the National Honor Society, earned the Advanced Placement Award for Human Geography, the Advanced Placement Award for Biology and a Texas School Safety Center Agent. She was also a member of the Student Council.

Among her scholarships are the Academic Excellence Scholarship, the NRG Scholarship, the Texas Valedictorian Scholarship and the UT-Dallas Valedictorian Scholarship.

Terry High School

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Zachary Hernandez is the Valedictorian of the Class of 2015 at Terry High School.

The son of Holly and Lupe Hernandez, he will attend the University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in Biochemistry. He plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon.

While at Terry, Zachary was member of the National Honor Society, an AP Scholar, won the Advance Placement English Award and was on the Distinguished Honor Roll for four years.

He received his Service Cord and was a member of the Class of 2015 Committee. 

Among his scholarships are the EcoNRG Scholarship, the Presidential Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarship and the UT-Dallas Highest Ranking Scholarship.