Academic Banquet

Academic Banquet

What is the Academic Banquet?


The Klein ISD Education Foundation honors the top 10 graduates from the District’s four high schools at the Academic Banquet each year. The Foundation also recognizes outstanding educators identified by the Honored Students as having made a significant impact in the student’s educational life.

2016 Top 10 Students

Klein High

Ashley Akin (Speaker)
Cecilia Bui
ThienSon Ho (Salutatorian)
Christine Jou (Valedictorian)
Hassan Khan
Ann Li
Anya Pronko
Siddharth Shah
Rebecca Wang
Alexandre Ye


Klein Forest

Fahad Ali
Rafay Ali
Catarina Do (Valedictorian)
Eugene Long
Benjamin May
Marissa Melton
Andrew Nguyen
Boi-Lien Nguyen
Julieann Nguyen (Salutatorian) & (Speaker)
Leeah Phillips


Klein Oak

Emily Drzymalla
Desiree Durham (Salutatorian)
Karthik Goli
Ross Hardin (Speaker)
Alexander Jackowski
Claire LeBovidge
Jennifer Lee
Tiffany Pan (Valedictorian)
Davis Robertson
Nicole Wang


Klein Collins

Nicole Butler
Rasin Choudhury
Justin Edward Varias
Clara Johnson
Hieu Le
David Li (Valedictorian) & (Speaker)
Carleigh Newland
Eshaan Patel
Madison Troxler (Salutatorian)
Cindy Wang


Distinguished Klein Educator Award


The 9th annual Donald R. Collins Distinguished Klein Educator Award, named for former superintendent Dr. Donald R. Collins, was presented to Jim Laminack at the Klein ISD Education Foundation’s 14th annual Academic Banquet.

Klein ISD superintendent Dr. Jim Cain presented the award. A plaque listing the recipients of the annual award is pronominally displayed at the Klein ISD Central Office.

Former Award Recipients

  • Georgan Reitmeier
  • Dr. Grace Davis England
  • Dr. Nancy Reeves Radcliffe
  • Dr. Robert LeBlanc
  • Ann Anderson
  • Frank Lemmon
  • Betty L. Dodd
  • Ed & Wanna Hickey
  • Dr. Donald R. Collins