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Valedictorian Isabel Eshetu Honored at College Park High School Graduation

Academy of Science and Technology member and future medical student celebrated

By The Woodlands Student Center Staff

The Woodlands, Texas — On Thursday, May 23, 2024, the Cynthia Woods Pavilion was filled with over 15,000 family members and community members for the Conroe ISD graduation ceremony. The spotlight of the evening was on Isabel Eshetu, the Valedictorian of the College Park High School Class of 2024.

Isabel Eshetu, a distinguished student, was recognized for her outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the school community. As a member of the Academy of Science and Technology, a National Merit Finalist, and an AP Scholar with Distinction, Isabel has demonstrated exceptional dedication and hard work throughout her high school career. She also holds membership in the National Honor Society and has earned the AP Capstone award with a perfect score.

Conroe ISD Board of Trustees Mr. Skeeter Hubert presents Isabel Eshetu with her high school diploma

In addition to her academic accolades, Isabel has gained practical experience by serving as a student intern for a biotech company and representing her school as the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership representative. Her commitment to excellence extends beyond the classroom, showcasing her leadership and initiative.

During the commencement ceremony, Isabel’s mother, Gelila Kassahun, and father, Eshetu Tesfaye, were introduced to the audience as she received her valedictorian certificate from Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Curtis Null. This moment highlighted the support and encouragement Isabel has received from her family, which has been instrumental in her success.

"Isabel has been accepted to the University of Arizona’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education (APME) program, which selects just 6 high school students per year in the United States."

Isabel has been accepted into the University of Arizona’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Education (APME) program, a highly competitive initiative that admits only five students each year. This program allows students to complete their undergraduate and medical education in seven years, providing a fast track to a medical degree. Isabel is particularly interested in oncology, though she remains open to exploring other medical disciplines. Her father’s career in biostatistics has influenced her passion for the medical field.

The graduation ceremony concluded on a high note, with optimism and encouragement for all graduates, setting a hopeful tone for their future endeavors.


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