And it’s a rap for the Seniors of 2017

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542 graduates from Friendswood High School class of 2017 walked the stage of the Don Coleman Community Coliseum in Spring Branch on Saturday, June 3.

“Fake it till you make it” was selected as the Class Motto for the graduating Class of 2017 in Friendswood ISD. The underlying meaning of the phrase refers to faking confidence or happiness until you’ve reached or obtained it; displaying what you want to be until you become it.

The class colors are seafoam green and rose gold with the bluebonnet as the class flower. How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox Twenty was chosen as the class song.

The graduating class Valedictorian is Andrew Chen with Salutatorian Yuqi Xu.

Class officers include President Morgan Evans, Vice President Elaina Roher, Secretary Shelby Michael and Treasurer Kyle Dickens. Elaina Roher and Alexander Rudd received the American Legion Girl/Boy administrative awards for possessing high qualities of Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, and Service. Sadie Wilson and Mark Theall received girl and boy Outstanding Athlete.
Maxwell Morgan, Mary Donovan, Kyle Dickens, and Isabelle Naylor received the I DARE YOU AWARD: I Dare You To Be A Leader: Think Tall, Stand Tall, Smile Tall and Live Tall.

Friendswood High School Representatives were Claire Kitchel– TASSP Teens Serving Texas and Sarah Palmer TASSP All-State Academic and Scholastic Excellence.

Eight students from this senior class will be attending military academies next year. Sadie Wilson and Troy Anderson, United States Air Force Academy, Christian Littlejohn and Thomas Willoughby, United States Army, Reed Roher, United States Coast Guard, Alexander Manning, United States Marines, Jonathan Aldridge, United States National Guard, Jaylah Lee, United States Naval Academy.

As of today, this senior class was offered almost 9 million dollars in scholarship funds and they have accepted over 4 million. This number will only increase throughout the summer.

Newsweek and US News ranked Friendswood High School in the Top 1% of higher performing schools nationwide based on SAT/ACT scores and state standardized testing results.

In FISD, 98 percent of all students attend higher institutions of learning post-high school and while many attend state universities and private institutions in Texas, many do attend schools in other locations. This year, seniors have chosen not only Texas schools but also Carnegie Mellon, Colorado School of Mines, New York University, Purdue University, Rice University and the University of Tennessee to name a few.

Valedictorian Andrew Chen and Salutatorian Yuqi XU take one last picture before their graduation.

A group of senior friends pose for a picture at Friendswood High School’s graduation Saturday, June 3 at Don Coleman Coliseum.

Three seniors wave to family and friends before graduating.