BISD Names Valedictorians & Salutatorians

BISD Names Class of 2021 Valedictorians & Salutatorians
Posted on 05/27/2021
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Names Class of 2021 Valedictorians & SalutatoriansBrazosport ISD is proud to announce the names of the four high school students who have earned the distinct honor of being named BISD’s Class of 2021 valedictorians and salutatorians. These top scholars earned the two highest rankings among their graduating classes after years of hard work and commitment to their academic careers. We congratulate them on their accomplishments and wish them continued success throughout their college and career journeys.

The BISD 2021 valedictorians and salutatorians are:

Brazosport High School

Valedictorian Mason Mejia
Valedictorian: Mason Mejia
Parents: Joe and Rose Mejia
“My Parents have always supported me and encouraged me to do my best. I will miss them when I go off to college, but I’m glad that I won’t be too far away at Sam Houston to come home when they need me.”

College Plans: Sam Houston State University
Future Field of Study: Music

Favorite Memory:  Music Classes
Educator Who Made a Difference: Mrs. Linda Puckett
“Mrs. Linda Puckett helped me so much this year by pushing me past what I thought were my limits, encouraging me to stretch farther, to see things in myself that I didn’t know were there. Ms. Puckett was always there when I wanted to talk to someone; she always listened and understood what I was saying.”

Salutatorian Jonathan Azucena
Salutatorian: Jonathan Azucena
Parents: Juan and Maribel Azucena
“My mom and dad have worked very hard to support me and my sister. I am grateful for everything that they have done to help me in school and in life.”
College Plans: Brazosport College and then Texas A&M University

Future Field of Study: Chemical Engineering

Favorite Memory: Drumline and Football Games
Educator Who Made a Difference:  Mr. Troy Day
“I don’t think I can give a finite amount of gratitude to Mr. Troy Day, my AP Chemistry teacher, for all that he has done for me. He’s the one that finally let me drop the hammer on what I wanted to do with my life. For that, I have no words, since only my future actions will prove my thanks to him.”

Brazoswood High School

Valedictorian Addison Atkins
Valedictorian: Addison Atkins
Parents: Eric and Gina Atkins
“My parents have always been there for me, helping me and encouraging me. They and my grandparents have taught me a strong work ethic is important in class as well as on the baseball field.”
College Plans: Texas A&M University
Future Field of Study:  Engineering
Favorite Memory: Playing baseball for the Bucs
Educator Who Made a Difference: Ms. Felicia Burgess
"Ms. Burgess has been a huge contributor to my success over these last three years as my school counselor. She has worked tirelessly to adjust my schedule and direct me to various scholarship opportunities. The hours she has put in, just to help me, indicates how much she cares about each individual student. For these reasons, I have great respect for her."

Salutatorian Hans Aggarwal
Salutatorian: Hans Aggarwal
Parents: Sanjay and Kammini Aggarwal
“My parents have been the biggest influences in my life. They motivated me to be a good student, to study and to work hard for my future.”
College Plans: University of Texas, Austin
Future Field of Study: Engineering
Favorite Memory: Drumline Camaraderie at Football Games
Educator Who Made a Difference: Mr. Chris McLeod
“I’ve had many teachers who have made a difference in my education, but Mr. Chris McLeod, my rocketry teacher, has impacted my senior year and has helped me focus on my future. Mr. McLeod has inspired me in the classroom by always being passionate about what he was doing, whether it was in rocket engineering or helping us come up with new ideas. He also taught us some valuable life lessons, like the importance of hard work and learning from your mistakes, which have all helped me get to where I am today.”
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