Port Isabel High School top students

Port Isabel High School

Valedictorian

Miya Lee Anne Whittington

Parents

Amber Wyatt, mother & Karen Moore, grandmother

Favorite Class

Anatomy and Physiology (All sciences really!)

College of Choice

Baylor University

Career Plans

I plan to major in Neuroscience as well as minoring in Biochemistry while focusing on the Pre-PA track. Following my undergraduate studies, I plan on going into a Physician’s Assistant Masters program and wish to ultimately work in the dermatology or emergency room setting.

Role Model

My role model is Dr. Michelle Zacher, one of my High School teachers. She has shown me what hard work and dedication can make of a person. More importantly, she has taught me to make sure I enjoy my future life and wake up looking forward to the day ahead.

Salutatorian

Karen Michelle Barrera

Parents

Misael Barrera & Guillermina Blanco Barrera

Favorite Class

As I listened to lectures and performed labs, I gained a new perspective. After applying math to solve and writing about what I learned, I enjoyed being able to combine knowledge from other classes to my chemistry courses.

College of Choice

Texas A&M University in College Station

Career Plans

One of my goals is to become a missionary oral and maxillofacial surgeon. I would like to serve in the Rio Grande Valley and provide dental services in Mexico and Peru.

Role Model

Both my parents, Misael and Guillermina. They are the inspiration I need in my everyday life. With their enduring mindsets and support, I am motivated and able to push myself forward. Through this, I hope to inspire Delsy and Misael, my younger siblings.