Academic Banquet

Academic Banquet

Klein ISD Education Foundation 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.

2017 Klein ISD Top 10 Students


Klein High

Salman Al-Luqman
Dhruv Dhuper
James Dong (Salutatorian)
Humza Inam Jilani (Valedictorian)
Roman Kuhn
Akash Kumashi
Elizabeth Le
Max Lin
Rohan Robinson (Speaker)
Saleel Sripada


Klein Forest

Juan Caro
Hendra Hoang (Valedictorian) & (Speaker)
Syed Hyder Hussain (Salutatorian)
Kristine Le
Ellison Kyle Armachuelo Mudanza
Nicholas Nguyen
Vu Nguyen
Danny Tran
Minh Duc Tran
Anusha Viqar


Klein Oak

Jacob Brown (Salutatorian)
Medha Chappidi
Connor Tait Davis
Maria Fernanda Leal
Megan Pham
Kendall Phillips (Speaker)
Luis Javier Romero
Christina Stoner
Ryan Torok
Emily Wang (Valedictorian)


Klein Collins

Shoaib Ahmed
Neha Alex
Angel Chui (Valedictorian)
Laura Hinson
Kevin Huang
Ayan Karmakar
Jackson Lightfoot (Salutatorian) & (Speaker)
Heather Ren
Kiara Sugay
Beverly Wooten


Distinguished Klein Educator Award


The 10th annual Donald R. Collins Distinguished Klein Educator Award, named for former superintendent Dr. Donald R. Collins, was presented to Don Simme at the Klein ISD Education Foundation’s 14th annual Academic Banquet.

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

Former Award Recipients

  • Jim Laminack – 2016
  • Georgan Reitmeier – 2015
  • Dr. Grace Davis England – 2014
  • Dr. Nancy Reeves Radcliffe – 2013
  • Dr. Robert LeBlanc – 2012
  • Ann Anderson – 2011
  • Frank Lemmon – 2010
  • Betty L. Dodd – 2009
  • Ed & Wanna Hickey – 2008
  • Dr. Donald R. Collins – 2007

2017 Academic Banquet Photos

2017 KEF Academic Banquet - Klein ISD Education Foundation

2017 KEF Academic Banquet - Klein ISD Education Foundation