The Alvin ISD Education Foundation hosted the16th annual Celebration of Academic Excellence on May 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pearland. The celebration recognizes the academic accomplishment of each of the top twenty seniors at Alvin High School, Manvel High School and the top two seniors at ASSETS Academy. In addition, the educators that the students chose as the one who had the most significant influence on their educational career thus far were also recognized. Videos of the students sharing the reason they chose the educator were a special part of the evening. The students shared what a difference the educators had made in encouraging and supporting them. Alvin High School Valedictorian, Sarah Hoffmann chose Kristi Bell as her most influential teacher and said, “Mrs. Bell opened the door to music for me and she was an amazing role model.”
“The Celebration of Academic Excellence is always a great opportunity for the Education Foundation to recognize the outstanding students and educators in Alvin ISD,” said Sheila Olson, executive director of the Alvin ISD Education Foundation.
“This is one of the events that we love to host,” said Amy Roudbari, president of the Foundation board of directors. “It is so heartwarming to hear what all the students have to say about the educators and such a delight to meet these amazing young people,” she added.
The students honored from Alvin High School were: Sarah Hoffmann, Michael Curtis, Isaac Schauer, Stephanie Castro, Chloe Radigan, Courtney Schlosser, Molly Watson, Sofiz Aguilar, Sydney Dungen, Perry Hector, Jared Stilwell, Anna Elmore, Samantha Evans, Julia Pittman, Jade Collins, Jazmin Medina, Signe Gostomski, Bethany Reed, Taylor Molina and Allie Russ. The students from Manvel High School were: Aaron Shajimon, Alliah Hernandez, Vivek Patel, Laura Dennison, Ankim Nguyen, Vanessa Nuval, May Tio, Maya Iyer, Sam George, Shil Shukla, Khoamartin Pham, Sydney Lac, Logan Harvill, Kamil Riaz, Charles Nguyen, Immaculate Pamintuan, Gurdev Dayal, Heather Roberts, Tobenna Nwokedi and Mark Mejia. The students from ASSETS Academy were Chris Tusaneza and Isabella Martinez.
Sponsors of the Celebration of Academic Excellence were Gamma Construction Co., Stantec, PBK Architects, Meridiana, SBWV Architects, Challenge Office Products, PerdueBrandonFielderColllins&Mott, Hometown Bank, AXA Advisors, Stewart Builders, Ron Carter Automotive, MDL Enterprises, Alvin Noon Lions Club, Alvin Animal Clinic, Dr. Jim & Mary Jane Crumm, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Jeter Funeral Home, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., Rogers, Morris & Grover, Terracon, Elizabeth Nelson, CPA, Sarco Enterprises, Frost Bank, Balfour, TDEC, Inc. Electrical Contractor, Increase Financial, wEw Educational Consulting, K3BMI, Alvin Community College, Alvin Sunrise Rotary, The Becker Group, Manvel-Iowa Colony Lions Club, Scott Bolton-RBC Wealth, Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network, Marek Consulting, Ed Thompson-State Farm, John Barron-State Farm, Affinity Immediate Care, Lynn Rossi-Scott, Texas Advantage Community Bank, First State Bank, Froberg Farms, Internal Medicine Associates of Houston, P.A., First Chair Formal Wear and Strawbridge Photography.
The Foundation appreciates all the generous sponsors for making the event possible.
The Alvin ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the programs, students and staff of Alvin ISD. For more information about the Foundation please contact Sheila Olson, 281-331-2586.