Top Harker Heights students both found success in music | Education

They attended neighborhood schools from the elementary grades all the way up, identified creative retailers and significant friendships in the great arts and wound up at the major of their graduating class.

Grace Koh is the valedictorian and Rachel Roberts is the salutatorian of the Harker Heights Substantial School Course of 2022.

Koh is a a few-time All-Point out Orchestra violinist and section of the Countrywide Youth Orchestra. She is headed to Northwestern College in Illinois on scholarship and will review tunes education.

Roberts is aspect of the award-profitable Pitch Black acapella ensemble in the university choir, a Knight Club performer and member of the Knights of the Spherical Desk. She is headed to Texas Tech University and the honors method in which she programs to review architecture.

“It’s really rewarding and relieving,” said Koh. “It’s value all the difficult do the job I put into it.” She has been rated very first, 2nd and 3rd at several periods the earlier four several years.

She is the orchestra president and Nationwide Honor Culture president. Demonstrating her array, she is also the school’s promenade queen.

“I was enthusiastic,” said Roberts of locating out she is salutatorian. “I’ve been (rated) two to 4 the past several many years. I was joyful to discover out I was even now second.”

She took various Sophisticated Placement and twin credit lessons, was part of the architecture system at the KISD Vocation Heart and executed with the school choir. She was also aspect of Countrywide Honor Modern society and the Nationwide Technical Honor Culture.

“It’s been a good deal of finding out and late evenings,” Roberts stated. “This has been a goal because freshman yr.”

“Winning Aca Tex was remarkable,” she stated of the Dallas choir opposition that Pitch Black gained previous fall. “I’ll usually keep in mind my choir loved ones and my educational family. I’ve regarded Grace considering that middle college and have appreciated her guidance.”

She is the daughter of Burk and Cindy Roberts and attended Mountain Perspective Elementary and Union Grove Center Faculty before shifting on to Harker Heights Higher College.

Koh and Roberts, seated collectively to chat about their course rankings, agreed that they have been aspect of a little something exclusive and that they are ready for the upcoming challenge.

“It will be a clean start for me,” explained Koh of relocating on to the Chicago space and Northwestern.

“I’ve been in Killeen since first grade. I’m heading to a even larger metropolis, and I hope to widen my perspective.”

The daughter of Youmi Kim and Sang Koh attended Trimmier and Venable Village elementary universities, Union Grove Middle University and Harker Heights Large Faculty.

“We have been listed here so extended,” Koh claimed of she and Roberts. “We have loads of friendships, a lot of instructor relationships and added-curricular activities. I consider we’re both glad for a new begin.”

The Harker Heights Superior College Course of 2022 graduation is 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Bell County Expo Centre.

Todd Martin is a Communications Expert with the Killeen Impartial University District.

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