Claire Elaine Taylor and Marin McNeill Robinson were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, by Faith West Academy High School.
The valedictorian, Claire, is the daughter of Paul and Rebecca Taylor of Houston. Claire was enrolled in Advanced Placement and Honors classes during her high school career and received an overall GPA of 4.67. Taylor was a leader on her volleyball team, a member of Mu Alpha Theta, and the National Honor Society. In high school, she enjoyed theater arts and was cast in Oklahoma!, Once Upon a Mattress, Music Man, Cinderella, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has been active in her church where she teaches kids choir on Wednesday nights.
Taylor received the Texas Education Agency Honor Graduate Certificate for highest ranking graduate in the FWA senior class of 2010. She received the Valedictorian Scholarship from the State of Texas.
During the summer, she will be head of staff at Great Adventures Summer Camp, Cat Springs. In the fall, Claire will attend Texas A&M University, Dwight Look College of Engineering, to study chemical engineering.
The salutatorian, Marin, daughter of Kurt and Molly Robinson, was born in 1992, at Ft. Ord, California. From a military family, she has lived in California, Louisiana, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Texas. She came to Faith West Academy during 11th grade, but has always attended a Christian school.
Throughout high school she has been involved in many activities. Robinson has been a varsity cheerleader and had the opportunity to cheer on a competition team that won the Christian Cheerleaders of America National Championship during her freshman and sophomore years. During her junior year, she was a varsity cheerleader for Faith West. She has been a member of the National Honor Society since her sophomore year. She was a member of the Faith West swim team and competed at state levels in the 100 freestyle, 200 medley relay, 100 backstroke, and the 400 freestyle relay events.
Robinson plans to attend the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, TX), where she received scholarships for academic excellence and leadership, to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.
Both Claire and Marin exemplify the character and achieved the academic requirements that define them as outstanding 2010 graduating seniors of Faith West Academy in Katy, Texas.