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Aristoi Classical Academy announces second graduating class

May 24, 2019 GMT

Aristoi Classical Academy has announced and congratulates its second graduating class: the Class of 2019.

Class members are Emma Aguirre, Gabriel Aguirre, Henry Botond, Megan Burleson, Allyson Cummins, Benjamin Donnell, Hope Fieglein, Hope Floyd, Donald Hervey III, Jacob LePere, Megan Lindsey, Austin McMaster, Lanis McWilliams, Cassidy Schramm, Charli Smith, Chloe Smith, Renee Summers, Michael Ullrich, Abigayle Wegener and Fiona Williams.

Aristoi’s top two graduates from the class of 2018-19 are Valedictorian Henry Botond and Salutatorian Renee Summers.

Botond will attend Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he intends to major in Commercial Music and minor in Music Business. Botond has been selected for the Honors Program at Belmont and was awarded “The Aristoi Award” by faculty and administration. Scholarships he received include: the Belmont University Faculty Scholarship, Belmont School of Music Wilson Scholarship for Piano and the Katy Music Teachers Association Patricia Byrn Memorial Scholarship. He attended Aristoi Classical Academy for the entire duration of his educational career - 12 years.


Summers will attend the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, where she intends to study Arabic. Summers has been accepted into the Arabic Flagship Program, Provost Scholars program. Scholarships awarded to Summers include: the Houston Ole Miss Alumni Club Scholarship, Red and Blue Grant, Academic Merit scholarship and Non-resident Academic Merit scholarship. She attended Aristoi for the past four years.

Aristoi Classical Academy’s graduation ceremony takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the school’s Griffin Center, 5610 Morton Road.

Aristoi Classical Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school, offering classical education to students in grades K-12. Aristoi’s campuses are in historic Katy with a total enrollment of more than 900 students. The school’s stated mission is “to provide students with an academically challenging classical liberal arts education that encourages them to develop a passion for learning and that gives them the means to become responsible citizens of virtuous character.”

Visit www.aristoiclassical.org or contact 281-391-5003 for more information.