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Atascocita names their top 10 graduates

June 1, 2017 GMT

A journey that began at Eagle Springs Elementary led Logan Brabson to Atascocita High as valedictorian of his class.

Brabson spoke at his graduation on May 27 about the struggles of finding comfort in high school and that just as you finally find it, it’s time to graduate and move on.

Through his speech, Brabson touched on the fact that his stutter has defined him but wouldn’t stop him from speaking before his class or achieving the goals he sets for himself.

“I am giving a voice to the 70 million people who stutter,” Brabson said. “I am telling you this today because it’s central to my message. Each and every one of us struggles with something.”

Brabson quoted Arthur Kurt Vonnegut about one day discovering his high school class running the country to reassure his class of the opportunities and growth that will come with this next chapter.

“I have confidence that we will grow into leaders that create good in our communities, nation, and world,” Brabson said.

Brabson, son of Chip and Debra Brabson plans to attend Texas A&M University and study chemical engineering.

He received the Reta and H.J. Haynes ’46 university scholarship, presidents Endowed Scholarship and InvesTex scholarship.

Here are the rest of the Top 10 Graduates of 2017 for Atascocita High:

Salutatorian Jonathan Petsch, son to Helga and Christian Petsch, plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin to study business/advertising.

Petsch received a scholarship from the Atascocita High School All Sports Athletic Booster club.

“I am most proud of being accepted into the University of Texas, graduating as one of the top students in my class and winning awards for my baseball career,” Petsch said.

Pestch played varsity basketball, 1st team All-District and 2nd team All-Houston his junior year, was part of the National Honor Society and complete the A.R.M.Y mission trip with United Methodist where students helped build houses.

Rank #3: Sean Corley, son to Renee and James Corley, plans to attend University of Texas in Austin to study computer science and computer programing.

Corley was a member of Science National Honors Society, chess club and Science Olympiad.

Rank #4: Stephanie Fose, daughter to Arlene and Steve Fose, plans to attend the University of Houston to study chemical engineering.

Rank #5: Lauren Martinez, daughter to John and Lynette Martinez, plans to attend the University of Houston in Austin with a proposed field study in business with a career choice in healthcare as a hospital administrator or physician.

Martinez received a PTSA scholarship and was a member and officer of the Spanish National Honor Society, STUCO president and National Honors Society member.

Rank #6: Elyse Santiago, daughter to Tiffany and Jose Santiago, plants to attend the University of Texas in Austin to study kinesiology.

Santiago was a junior Rotarian of Humble, All American Cheerleader and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

Rank #7: Lillian Jackson, daughter to Barry and Alison Jackson, plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin to study neuroscience to follow a career in neuropathology.

Jackson was an ambassador of the National Society of High School Scholars, Flag-line Captain for Atascocita High Military Marching Band and volunteered at the Citizens for Animal Protection shelter.

Rank #8: Amber Byles, daughter to Phyllis and Roger Byles, plans to attend Baylor University to study neuroscience and psychology to become a clinical neuropsychologist.

Byles received Presidents Gold Scholarship of 76 thousand and Need Based Baylor Scholarship, as well as a Federal Pell Grant and Tuition Equalization Grant.

Rank #9: Nicole Cheng, daughter to Eogar and Cyril Cheng, plans to attend Houston Baptist University to study biochemistry and molecular biology to become a cardiovascular surgeon.

Cheng received the Founder’s Scholarship and a Federal Pell grant and was a member of National Honors Society and officer as well as a member of orchestra.

Rank #10: Jullian Garcia, daughter to John and Monique Garcia, plans to attend the University of Kentucky to study neuroscience and follow a career path to becoming a geriatrician.

Garcia received the Patterson Scholarship.