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valedictorian 2024 from Sam Houston High School, Luis Andrade
Posted in , , on June 9, 2024

Sam Houston High valedictorian Luis Andrade

It’s graduation season and we are celebrating the Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian for all eight Arlington ISD high schools. Meet Sam Houston High School’s valedictorian Luis Andrade.

NAME: Luis Andrade

SCHOOL: Sam Houston High School

COLLEGE: Texas Christian University


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

Take a chance on yourself. Try that hard class. Even if you don’t get the grade you want, get the 100, challenge yourself. It’s all about growing as a person.   

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

 I’d be Captain America. There was a scene when he attempted to pick up Thor’s hammer. He moved it a little bit. He’s not worthy just yet. Later in Endgame, we see he carries a hammer and he’s worthy of the responsibilities. Even if you’re not ready for something, you’re going to work hard on it and be ready.

〉What are you most excited about after graduation?

I’m excited to meet new people, all the new opportunities. Hopefully I’ll get internships, jobs, network and have that exposure in the world and hopefully succeed.

〉Who inspires you the most and why?

My dad inspires me the most. He’s the reason I’m here. He’s the reason I have that drive to want something better in life. He’s my hero.

〉What’s been your favorite high school memory?

When I got the school record for the 3,200-meter run in track. I was at Texas A&M. Having my friends there and the people I run with almost every day was just the best feeling. And receiving those phone calls from my parents, my other friends, people who have graduated, people back home, it was a blessing to know I was doing something that was getting recognized and it was something good.