Class of 2017: Names released of top students at Abilene High, Cooper High, ATEMS

Names of the top academic students for the Class of 2017 were announced Thursday at Cooper High School. Abilene ISD also released the top graduates at Abilene High and ATEMS.

ABILENE, Texas - Abilene ISD announced the top academic students for the Class of 2017 during ceremonies Thursday for Abilene High, Cooper High and the Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math & Science.

At Abilene High and Cooper High, the Top 25 students at each school were named.

At ATEMS, its six-highest ranking students -- or top 10 percent of the graduating class -- were recognized.


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Here is the list of students for each of the schools, ranked based on grade point average, with each student's college choice:


Sterling Fahey Texas A&M University

Kaitlyn Harris University of Texas

Colin Kappel Texas A&M University

Madison Young Samford University

Asa Santos Undecided

Kari Brokovich Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Hayden Naizer University of Texas

River Young Texas A&M University

Olivia Montgomery Hardin-Simmons University

Griffin Jones Abilene Christian University

Kathyanne Best Abilene Christian University

Alvin Fordjour Harvard University

Michael Shubert U.S. Naval Academy

Christopher Mendoza University of Texas

Hannah Smith Abilene Christian University

Tiffany Cox McMurry University

Inez Shackelford Hardin-Simmons University

Ruben Perez Texas A&M University

Pooja Ghalley University of Texas

Aaron Mannke University of Texas

Ian Taylor Hardin-Simmons University

Reid Watts Texas Tech University

Abby Seaton Hardin-Simmons University

Ashley Willett Sam Houston State University

Katherine Kohanowski Travel to Asia/teach English


Emma Dantzler Hardin-Simmons University

Chandler Ellis Texas A&M University

Kathryn Holladay Angelo State University

Luis Martinez University of Texas

Mitchell Schneller Abilene Christian University

Tiare Peters U.S. Air Force, University of Texas-Arlington


Kyle Denton Curnutt Texas A&M University

Noah Cade Pruitt Abilene Christian University

Rylan Julia Shewmaker Calvin College

Lauren Lacy Pybus Belmont University

Cassidy Joan Forehand Belmont University

Cooper Spurgeon Cooke Undecided

Julianna Marie Mouat Southwestern University

Jocelyn Lyanne Maldonado University of Texas

Philip Jeffrey Dawson Santa Clara University

Ashton Parker Endsley University of Arkansas

Hannah Elizabeth Tawney Dallas Baptist University

Cindy Marie Castillo University of Texas

Hayden Hans Baggett University of Texas

Derryck Anthoni Peters Baylor University

Ethan David Lewis Abilene Christian University

Lauren Elizabeth Wertheim Abilene Christian University

Morgan Le Hightower Texas Tech University

Sara Nicole Horn Texas Tech University

Grace Ann Phillips Texas A&M University

Daniel Addison Beal Hardin-Simmons University

Louisa Katherine Lee University of Oklahoma

Karina Nicole Hau Florida International University

David William Pierce Texas Tech University

John Michael Martinez Texas Tech University

Abigail Grace Zeller Abilene Christian University

Wylie High School top graduates can be found HERE.

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