Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Confers 140 Diplomas on Class of 2022
One hundred and forty students received diplomas from Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy during the May 23rd graduation ceremony held at Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie.
The Class of 2022 received numerous honors and awards. In the class, 34 students merited the distinction of honor graduate, earning grade point averages above 3.5. Ninety-five percent of graduates earned admission to a 2-year or 4-year university throughout the country. The class of 2022 received $1.3 million dollars in scholarships and awards, not inclusive of TOPS, and earned 893 hours of college credit through dual enrollment and AP courses with the University of New Orleans. Also, 16 seniors are certified Emergency Medical Responders, 25 seniors are Adobe certified specialists, and 23 seniors earned a score of silver or above on the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate. The class of 2022 completed over 3,000 hours of community service to the local community. Eighty percent of the class was involved in a sport or club offered at Kenner Discovery.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian
Valedictorian, Dua Cheema
Valedictorian Dua Cheema received the Valedictory Award for achieving the highest cumulative grade point average in her program of study. Cheema received acceptance to several universities throughout the country and was offered scholarships totaling $288,000, exclusive of TOPS. Cheema, daughter of Sajid and Burha Cheema will attend Xavier University of Louisiana and pursue a degree in Biology. While at Kenner Discovery, Cheema was involved in Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, and Student Council.
Salutatorian , Sena Ofori
Salutatorian Sena Ofori received the Salutatory Award for achieving the second-highest cumulative grade point average in her program of study. Ofori received acceptances to 7 universities throughout the country and was offered scholarships totaling $166,000, exclusive of TOPS. Ofori, daughter of Samuel and Julliet Ofori will attend Tulane University and pursue a degree in Biology. While at Kenner Discovery, Ofori was the co-captain of the dance team, vice president of the Student Council Executive Board, president of the National Honor Society, and a Freshmen Academy Mentor. Ofori was also a member of the Key Club and Senior Representative of Mu Alpha Theta.
Those graduating Summa Cum Laude (4.0 and above) were Vlad Caus, Dua Cheema, Claire Elizabeth Clement, Matthew Derek Cribby, Ella Marie Guidroz, Zaynab Azan Haq, Mohammad Mohammad, Sena Ofori, Kelsey Elise Ragas, Shae Schouest, Julie Rose Southerland, Henry Vo, and Kedrione' Dominique Williams.
Graduating Magna Cum Laude (3.75-3.99) were Isabella April, Erika Isabelle Canales, Connor Mason Cribby, Sady W. Diaz, Madelyn Dina Downing, Alyssa Rae Duhe, Ayah Ghanem, and Busem Isim.
Graduating Cum Laude (3.50-3.74) were Gabriel Alexander Calderon, Abigail Shea Cross, Sydney Nicole Daniels, Brittany Rachel Estrada-Urrutia, Madison Nicole Held, Delaney Diana Hoffman, Tenice Kelly Jones, Kacey Elizabeth McKeel, Kylee Jade Olsen, Nalia Isabel Torres, Karina Wilson, and Tiffany Yuen.
Also graduating were William Charles Acevedo, Hailey Marie Adamson, Tristan Kelly Alford, Tanner Lain Alphonso, Cesar Agustin Alvarado-Arnold, Elizabeth Maria Amir, Natalie Marion Amir, Charley Anderson, Karley Anderson, Nadine Anderson, Brooke Nicole Antill, Namarian Marquise Armstrong, Evelyn Adriana Bardales, Karley Anne Berteau, Adrielle Blanco, Charles Bolds, Stella Borges, Elliot Braxton, Bayleigh Rose Bryson, Landen Troy Bull, Thomas Allen Cagle, Dylan Mark Cambeilh, Miguel Angel Cardenas-Hernandez, Osler Steiner Chavarria-Mendez, Victor Andres Cortes, La'Nea Imani Course, Cori Shiara Crawford, Dinary Cuellar-Alvarez, Christian M Cuevas, Braylin Cull, Matthew Dylan Davis, Bryce Anthony DelaHoussaye, Catherine Elizabeth DeLeon, Samantha Isabella DeLeon, Meghan Helen Diaz, Gladys Haydee Duarte, Kaitlyn Melissa Flores, Corinne Katherine Folse, De'Jahion Frerene, Katherine Iren Garcia, Alana Glover, Alaina Green, Trenton Paul Green, Iqbal Mohamad Hasod, Breanna Hebert, Decxiry Geraldine Hernandez-Franco, Steven Dennis Hirstius, Olivia Mary Howat, Laronze Daronte Jacobs, Tyler Joaquin, Kaycee Lynn Johansen, Cody Alexander Johnson, Joshua Renard Johnson, Aaron Michael Jones, Yaseen Nabil Kased, James Patrick Kennedy, Kaleb Andrew Kives, Kristian Colt Kraft, Brian Anthony Lacey, Timothy Sinclair Ladner, Gabrielle Catherine Lancellotti, Madison Lemoine, Teagan Timothy Lempfert, Victoria Louise Lightell, Leah Ann Lutz, Joel Anthony Machado, Herman Ray Mack, Arelies Lizbeth Madrid, Maylin Elizabeth Martinez, Juan Francisco Matamoros, Tori Catherine McLaughlin, Precious Hy'Mani Meggs, Manuel Mencias-Nunez, Zander Milton, Arnold Miranda-Pino, Muhaned Yaser Mohammad, Laura Grace Montz, Sean Patrick Moore, Nayeli Odeth Morter, MaKenzie Sage Nicholas, Keylie Yadira Nunez-Lagos, Shalea Elizabeth Paige, Madison Rose Picadash, Evan Michael Picone, Mirari Nohemi Piedy-Garcia, DAnbra Jane' Pierre, Jayla Courtney Porter, Damon Robinson, Justin Robinson, Robert Michael Rolf, Dereck Isai Santamaria, Louis Scott III, Dylan Conner Smith, Elizabeth Lisa Thomas, Ricardo Josue Vallecillo, Ruben Josue Varela, Laura Marie Vasquez, Yadiel Antonio Vazquez-Leandry, Malarie Beth Veillon, Emma Grace Vicknair, Leah Marie Viola, Luke Gabriel Vogel, Lalah Kathleen Walker, Scott Louis Walters, Christopher Patrick West, Meghan West, and Chad Woodson.