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

Miriam Isabel Hernandez – Valedictorian

College: Texas Christian University

Major: Business

Fun Fact: I flew on a plane for the first time during my senior year, and I cannot wait to do it again and explore more of the world around me.

Raven Jashtine Coloma De Guzman – Salutatorian

College: United States Marine Corps. 

Major: Aviation Mechanic

Fun Fact: I can speak three languages.

MacArthur High School

Sasha Lilyanna Gaviola Sumabon – Valedictorian

College: Southern Methodist University

Major: Computer Science 

Fun fact: I love origami. 

Grace Michelle Marquez – Salutatorian

College: Duke University

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Fun fact: I am sandwiched right in the middle of my family. I have 3 older siblings (an older brother and two older sisters) and 3 younger siblings (two younger brothers and a younger sister). I believe that this placement has directly correlated with who I have become. My older siblings passed down their knowledge just as they did their hand-me-downs, and I can help my younger siblings the same way and teach them everything I know. I owe my success directly to my family.

Nimitz High School

Valentina Romero – Valedictorian

College: University of Texas at Dallas
Major: Biochemistry

Fun Fact: I still have the first plushie that was given to me. It’s a sheep and it’s an adult now.

Zara Alessandra Perez Castaneda – Salutatorian

College of choice: University of Texas at Austin 

Major: Biology

Fun Fact: I’ve been able to attend Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Lana del Rey, Taylor Swift, Metallica, and Bad Bunny concerts because of community service! 

Singley Academy

Ishrat Masud – Valedictorian

College: University of Texas at Austin

Major: Biochemistry

Fun Fact: I will be minoring in Asian American Studies and I love hazelnut chocolate!

Katy Mai Nguyen – Salutatorian

College: University of Texas at Dallas

Major: Software Engineering

Fun Fact: My Spotify Wrap is 104,037 minutes (1,733.95 hours) of Taylor Swift and keshi! I spent that time making gifts for my friends and family, training for lion dance and exploring the metroplex. My favorite fries are curly fries and my go-to sushi order is eel rolls!

All Irving ISD high school ceremonies will take place Saturday, June 1, 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.