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saluatatorian 2024 from Martin High School,  Emilio Reza
Posted in , , on June 8, 2024


It’s graduation season and we are celebrating the Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian for all eight Arlington ISD high schools. Meet Martin High School’s salutatorian Emilio Reza.

NAME: Emilio Reza

SCHOOL: Martin High School

COLLEGE: Rice University

INTENDED MAJOR: Computer science

〉What is one piece of advice you would give an incoming freshman?

Have fun in high school. Try to do new things and see what stuff you like. Keep doing that throughout your four years. I meet a lot of friends through various competitions. We had a lot of fun working together. Also, don’t procrastinate. Everyone, including me, hears that and does so anyway.  

〉If you were a superhero, which one would you be and why?

I’m going to go with the Flash. He’s one of the most overpowering superheroes and with super skills I could quickly train and gain a ton of skills. I also tend to run late sometimes so that would really help.

〉What are you most excited about after graduation?

I’ve heard a lot about Rice’s O-Week (orientation) so I’m looking forward to that. It’s the week before classes begin. I hear I’ll have a great time and make a lot of long-lasting friends. I’d also like to see the Mavs maybe win the championship.

〉Who inspires you the most and why?

My parents. Seeing them work hard to establish life in Texas as immigrants has taught me I can do anything I set my mind to. They’ve been my constant supporters and remind me when I have missing assignments or usually when the teacher hasn’t put in the grade yet.

〉What’s been your favorite high school memory?

I’ve had a lot of great moments. One of my favorites was winning the Lockheed Martin Cyberquest competition with my friends. We didn’t expect to do that well but got to grind for three hours together and took home a WWE-style championship belt.