SHS salutes its top students for the graduating class of 2017
Posted on 6/2/2017 7:48:00 AM.
(Seguin) -- Out of this year's 464 Seguin High School graduates, two student leaders will be taking the reigns as they lead their peers during this year's commencement exercises at Matador Stadium.
 
Named as the top of their class are SHS Valedictorian Kiersten Gustafson and Salutatorian Kanishak Joshi. Gustafson says she is proud to represent her fellow classmates.
 
"I didn't really shoot for this since I was little, I just kind of did what I was supposed to in school and turned in all my work, did my best all the time and I guess that paid off," said Gustafson.
 
Gustafson, who served as the editor of the Cricket Chirps, the school's newspaper and was a member of the Seguin High School Band, says she hopes to carry her passion for music into the future.
 
"I'm going to University of North Texas and I'm majoring in music performance and English. So, I want to pursue a career as a french horn player because that's my favorite thing to do," said Gustafson.
 
As for Joshi, graduation is a definite milestone especially since he immigrated to Seguin from India in 2014.
 
"My whole purpose of coming here was education and being a salutatorian just gives me satisfaction, that the purpose in which I came here was satisfied," said Joshi.
 
Joshi says his plans for success have just gotten started.
 
"I'm going to UT Austin after I graduate from here and enroll in the mechanical engineering program. There might be other options in which I might choose, but one of the things is science, it's my passion. So I'll pursue my passion by having a field in science," said Joshi.
 
Both students will deliver speeches during Saturday night's graduation ceremony at Matador Stadium. The event begins at 8 p.m.
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