Irving ISD is proud to announce the top graduates from each of our high schools. Learn who each school’s valedictorian and salutatorian are, their future plans and an interesting fact about each one below. 

Irving High School

Karen Valladares Villatoro – Valedictorian

College: University of Chicago

Major: Business/Marketing

Fun fact: I am terrified of bees.


Jostin Ponce Ferrufino – Salutatorian

College: UT Arlington 

Major: Engineering

Fun fact: When I was a kid, I wanted to be a detective. 


MacArthur High School

Mary Amy Nicole Gaviola Sumabon – Valedictorian

College: Duquesne University

Major: Dual Major in Biomedical Engineering and Nursing

Fun fact: I really love reading. I can, and have read, 20 books in 1 week.


Paola Imelda Romero – Salutatorian

College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Fun fact: I love to rock climb!


Nimitz High School

Aleida Escobar – Valedictorian

College: Stanford University 

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Fun fact: I have been playing soccer for 14 years.


Harrison Nguyen – Salutatorian

College: University of Texas at Austin

Major: Computer Science

Fun fact: I have been coding for two years.


Singley Academy

Ryan Garza – Valedictorian

College: Johns Hopkins University

Major: Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering

Fun Fact: I am an actor.


Isaiah Ebenezer Benny – Salutatorian

College: University of Texas at Austin

Major: Statistics and Data Science

Fun Fact: I am left handed.


All Irving ISD high school ceremonies will take place Thursday, June 8, at Globe Life Field in Arlington. To view the schedule for the ceremonies, visit

Congratulations, graduates. We are proud of your success and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.