Memorial’s Cajero, Roy chosen for TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team

Memorial’s Cajero, Roy chosen for TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team
Posted on 04/26/2017
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TASSP Winners
Memorial seniors Michelle Cajero, left and Sonya Roy, right with Principal Jeremy Richardson.


 TASSP Winners
Roy and Cajero will be formally recognized at the TASSP Summer Workshop in Austin on June 15.

Memorial High seniors Michelle Cajero and Sonya Roy have been named to the All-State Academic Excellence Team, an elite group of 20 students chosen statewide by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP).

"We are beyond proud of Michelle and Sonya,” said Memorial Principal Jeremy Richardson “These students have worked very hard to reach this level of success and we are thankful to TASSP for this opportunity to be recognized at the state level.”

This prestigious award was designed to recognize high school seniors for their outstanding academic achievements and the rewards of superior scholarship.

“Just to be nominated for the academic excellence team was wonderful,” Cajero said. “Being chosen out of all the students at our campus was makes me proud.”

Outstanding seniors are nominated by their high school principals based on their SAT or ACT scores, academic grade-point average, pursuit of an advanced diploma and other examples of exceptional academic ability. 

“Being nominated was a big honor,” Roy said. “I feel like it’s not just about me and my hard work, but we are going to represent our school and our district.”

As members of the TASSP All-State Academic Excellence Team, Cajero and Roy will each be awarded a $500 scholarship and formally recognized at the TASSP Summer Workshop in Austin on June 15.

Cajero plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin after high school, to major in public health and eventually attend med school or earn her master’s degree. She ultimately would like to work at the Center for Disease Control.

Roy will attend the University of Houston in the fall to study pre-med, ultimately planning to attend med school and become a neurologist.