Houston ISD high school breaks record with 13 valedictorians

Bellaire High School (Photo courtesy of Bellaire HS via Facebook)

A Houston ISD high school has broken its own record with more than 10 graduating valedictorians for the Class of 2022. 

Bellaire High School announced it has 13 valedictorians graduating this year, surpassing their 2021 record of nine students graduating with a perfect grade point average. 

According to a press release, a homecoming king and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper were a mong the valedictorians. 

The graduating students who earned a 5.0 GPA were announced as: Margaret Schwierking, Jason Yao, Owen Zhang, Katherine Chen, Sophia Hernandez, Collin Crockett, Justice Cordova, Annie Lin, Crystal Tang, Albert Zhu, Donne Su, Nina Zhang, and Richard Lin. ,

"We must not forget that half of their high school experience happened during a pandemic," said Houston Independent School District Superintendent Millard House II in a press statement. "Yet, despite all the challenges, they still earned a perfect GPA." 


"I congratulate the valedictorians and salutatorians from all our high school campuses," he continued. "Their persistence and dedication will allow them to achieve amazing success in the years ahead." 

Bellaire Principal Michael McDonough added how proud he was of his students being able to balance high grades while participating in several extracurricular activities. 

"They are impressive academically, are class leaders, and maximize the opportunities at Bellaire High School," said McDonough

The students are expected to be honored during a formal ceremony on Tuesday, April 12th. 

To read more about the valedictorians, click here.