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by | May 28, 2015 | Latest

By Patty Montagno

Staff Writer

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Sachse High School Valedictorian Tanner Pratt and Salutatorian Monica Nguyenvo will be honored during the class of 2015 graduation ceremonies for being highest academic achievers.

With a grade point average was 4.58, Tanner will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas this fall to study mechanical engineering.

“I have always loved engineering,” he said. “It is so interesting.”

He added his favorite class was AP Physics because “Its been fun and the most applicable to my career.”

Pratt was awarded close to $124,000 total in various scholarships.

“My favorite teacher was Mr. Thomas Ayers,” he said. “He is a great story teller and was always real with us.”

He is a member of Beta Club and the National Honor Society.

“A good high school education is important because it helps develop a high work ethic and the ability to be part of the community,” he said. “Interaction with peers, coworkers and friends are determined by a great high school experience.”

Nguyenvo will be graduating with a grade point average of 4.43.

She said she will be taking a year off to build a strong art portfolio so she can be accepted at a great art school.

“I love to draw and paint,” she said. “It helps me create new things.”

Nguyenvo said although she loves all of her teachers at Sachse High; her favorites were Mrs. Mahoney and Mrs. Yohe.

“They were able to develop my science skills and love art more,” she said.

Nguyenvo has received an art department scholarship, the Triple Crown and Sachse High School Top Ten awards.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, International Thespian Society, Acapella Choir and the One Act Play UIL Theater Class Group.

Nguyenvo said she believes that a high school education is important because it develops a work ethic

and can help you realize what you can accomplish in life.

“It’s a great start for whatever you plan to do in life,” she said. “I understand that getting a ‘stellar’ high school education isn’t necessary to do well in life but it can help one get adjusted to habits that will help us all.”

SHS Principal Ray Merrill said he applauds the students.

“We’ve got so many great students at Sachse High. To achieve the status of valedictorian and salutatorian is quite a feat,” he said. “They are such well rounded students combining their academic and other organizations. A good high school education provides a baseline of knowledge that can be applied in college and other endeavors.”

The two will be speaking in front of 643 fellow graduates during the June 5 ceremonies. The event will

be held at 5 p.m. in the Curtis Culwell Events Center in Garland.

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